At St. Columba’s Nursery School, we believe that each child, each family, and each staff member has an infinite capacity to learn and grow.  We cultivate their God-given and unique abilities in a joyful atmosphere of supported inquiry, sociability, and inclusion.

We also believe the most important skills that children learn in preschool are social ones—how to make a friend, be a friend, and express their thoughts and ideas.

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum guides us in planning carefully structured environments and experiences that help build the minds, bodies, and spirits of our students through active play.


Our Mission for Our Younger Learners

With gentle guidance and carefully structured routines, we facilitate the beginnings of independence, self-awareness, and inclusiveness in our youngest students.



Our Mission for Our Older Learners

By building on the skills of independence, self-awareness, and inclusiveness fostered in our Bear Cub program, we guide our children to be active and intentional members of a collaborative and eager community of learners.

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Rich Learning and Active Outdoor Play