Accepting Applications for Fall 2024! Space is limited, apply today! 

Welcome to Preschool! 

Our Curriculum focuses on diversity, inclusion, and social competence by immersing our students in a wide variety of subjects that nurture the Whole Child. We, as a Notre Dame Community, practice the 7 Hallmarks in the way we teach our youngest learners on a day-to-day basis. “Educate for life”

“These Notre Dame Hallmarks are used through a reflection-action-reflection process, whereby each learning community, on a regular basis, metaphorically takes a look in the mirror and based on what it sees, makes choices for continued development. Thus, the Hallmarks give value-based direction for decisions and activities so that the learning community continues to express the spirituality and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur”  (NDE Website)

Preschool program focuses on Mastery of following skills:

  • Self help/confidence building

  • Early communication

  • Fine/Gross motor skills

  • Inquiry/decision making 

  • Spanish

  • Development and appreciation of Hallmarks

Transitional Kindergarten program focuses on Kindergarten Readiness 

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic Language Arts, Phonics, Social Studies, STEM, Art, and Music

  • Social skills: problem solving, increase vocabulary, better understanding of self and others, self-esteem development, 

Ages 3-5 Years Old: Children MUST be toilet trained upon start of school

This is an 11 month program from Mid-August to July. The Preschool will observe all holidays, vacations, and summer break as listed on the school calendar unless otherwise noted. 

For more information please contact our Preschool Director, Haydet Giulianetti

Facility Number: 414004829

Notre Dame Elementary School, 1200 Ralston Avenue, Belmont 650-591-2209