We believe that children thrive in a safe, nurturing environment that encourages a sense of wonder and curiosity. The emphasis on the "whole child" at St. Anne's means that children play, explore, and experience activities that stimulate their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, artistic, and ethical growth.

Our preschool teachers recognize that children acquire skills best when they are developmentally ready, and they allow each child to progress at his or her own rate. We foster the children's sense of competence and self-esteem by encouraging independence and a sense of responsibility. Through exposure to a variety of subjects, we also provide them with stimulation and encouragement to grow and expand their knowledge. The school's emphasis on character development begins with its youngest students, and children learn respect and kindness at an early age.

Parent involvement in the preschool classroom is welcome and encouraged, and teachers make communication with families a priority. At St. Anne's, we recognize the importance of the relationship between school and home, and we encourage parents and students alike to become involved in the special community that makes up St. Anne's Episcopal School. 

Preschool & Pre-kindergarten Overview

Focus on play within a structured setting

Expansive curriculum that includes music, movement, science, Spanish, and world religions

Emphasis on each child's physical, social, emotional, cognitive, artistic, and ethical development

Hands-on learning approach

Opportunity to join one of Denver's premier PS-8 schools

Stimulating classroom environment with adjacent outdoor space

State-of-the-art science lab, library, dedicated music rooms, gymnasium, and world languages room

Outdoor playground designed for young children

Inclusion in school-wide programs and activities

Emphasis on parent involvement

Full-day and half-day options for
3-year olds and 4-year olds

Beautiful 7.5-acre campus featuring playing
fields, gardens, and orchards

Opportunities to make connections and build friendships with students in Kindergarten through Grade 8

After-school care options

Tuition assistance for qualified families

Preschool 3-Year-Old Highlights

The 3-year-old preschool program focuses on building a strong foundation for future success/learning. 

  • play-based
  • child-centric
  • open-ended activities
  • process-oriented
  • independent learning
  • hands-on activities
  • self-awareness
  • social engagement
  • communication
  • empathy
  • critical thinking & problem solving
  • exploration
  • creativity & imagination

Pre-K 4-Year-Old Highlights

The 4-year-old Pre-K program focuses on building Kindergarten readiness. 

  • foundational literacy instruction
  • exposure to phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle
  • investigative studies
  • critical thinking and problem-solving strategies
  • individual and group activities
  • introduction to number sense; ordering, one-to-one correspondence, numbers 0-20
  • math concepts: counting, sequencing, patterning, measurement
  • cognitive recall activities 
  • fine and gross motor integration activities 
  • recognizing uppercase and lowercase letters and sounds
  • exploration of creative mediums