St. Charles Borromeo offers a safe, caring and academically based Pre-K program. Our preschool program includes students in Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4. We are a Keystone Stars certified Pre-K program.  

Keystone Stars

Pre-K Highlights

Pre K Teacher-to-Student Ratio

  • Ratio of 12:1, with 1 aide for an additional 3 children. Max class size for PK3 is 16, PK4 and Kindergarten is 24.
  • We have many bilingual (Eng/Span) aides who assist in the classroom, which is helpful for our English Language Learners!

Pre K Curriculum

  • We follow the curriculum established by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, found

Arrival and Schedule

  • Full day PK3/4: Students arrive by 8:15am. Recess at 10:30am, Lunch at 12:00pm, “brain break” (nap time) to follow, dismissal at 2:45pm.
  • Half Day PK3: Students arrive by 8:15 and follow the same schedule as above, then students dismiss at 11:45-12:00pm.


  • Our school takes immense pride in showcasing our stellar Early Childhood Learning section of our school, built in 1996. Each of the three classrooms is equipped with a full kitchenette, two bathrooms and an outdoor double-fenced play area.

Pre-K Age Requirements

Kindergarten: 5 years old by 31 August

Pre-K 4: 4 years old by 31 August

Pre-K 3: 3 years old by 31 August

Pre-K and Kindergarten Cost

Pre-K 3 Full Time per child $5,725

Pre-K 3 3 Full Days per child $4,375

Pre-K 4 5 Full Days per child $5,725

Kindergarten Full time per child $4,950

Affording SCBS

Pre-K Application

To apply, an in-person meeting is needed for paperwork. To this meeting, please bring the following documents:

  • Original State Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Records
  • Baptism record (if applicable)
  • Proof of transportation (bus riders K-8)
  • $250 tuition deposit (for new families, to be applied to first tuition payment)
  • $75 registration fee (1 child) $150 (2 or more)