Early Childhood

Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten

We know that choosing a school for your child is a decision that’s important…both for today and in the future. We also know that with the excitement of starting school might come a sense of uncertainty. With this in mind, we’re honored that you have begun to explore Pre-K and Kindergarten at St. Matthew School! Each day, your child will be lovingly greeted by our teachers and their classmates and welcomed into a joyful community of learners.

Pre-K classrooms are located steps away from our main school building (affectionately known as the “big school” to our little ones) and are learning spaces designed with 3- and 4-year olds in mind.

The Kindergarten classroom is located in the newest area of our “big school,” constructed within the last fifteen years or so. It is a bright, spacious learning space.

Our programs are child-centered, play-based environments designed to facilitate learning in the most engaging way, ensuring your child is exceptionally prepared for Kindergarten and First Grade. Pre-K families have the option to join us for full or half days and Kindergarten students are provided with a full day program. Your child will enthusiastically participate in our complete academic program including Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education. We’re confident your child will love school!

Our curriculum from the Center for Catholic Education and Formation at the Archdiocese of Hartford has received national accolades. Rooted in tradition (we teach Religion and handwriting!) with an innovative approach (think world language, science, and robotics!), SMS students typically achieve years beyond their grade-level peers in local public and private schools. We are proudly accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

To briefly capture the spirit of our programs, we share a memory. Our former Pastor, Father Brian Monnerat, is remembered for many positive contributions to our community, but his simple philosophy, to care, share, and love, is fostered among all of our children and is that feeling in our classrooms you won’t find anywhere else. We educate minds and hearts…there’s just something greater here!

Check out our options for Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten today! Please reach out to Kate to learn more and set up a tour. She can be reached by phone at 860.583.5214 or email at kricci@smsct.org.

We look forward to meeting you and your little one soon!