St. John Neumann Catholic Preschool

Kathy Dallessandro, Director
Anne Hanover, Assistant Director

Phone: 703-860-6158

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Mission and Philosophy

St. John Neumann Preschool serves as a ministry to the Parish Community by working closely with families to build strong connections to their faith and church community. We provide a loving and nurturing environment in which Catholic values are taught and integrated into the daily life of our young students. St. John Neumann Preschool operates under the direction of the Arlington Diocese Office of Catholic Schools. We follow the Virginia Catholic Education Association’s guidelines for Early Education Programs, and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. We strive to help form and develop each individual’s God given gifts by providing a developmentally appropriate, Christ centered environment, where children learn through play and interaction with peers and teachers.

A Catholic early childhood program develops a love of Jesus and knowledge of the presence of God in the lives of the children it serves.  Within a Christian community they learn to appreciate and act on the values of kindness, love, joy and concern.  A growing and learning experience is provided in a Christian community – beginning with the home and extending to the school – which helps the children relate positively to the world around them. Virginia Catholic Education Association Childhood Philosophy


Teachers provide daily schedules based upon planned themes, which include child-guided and teacher-guided experiences. Play is encouraged, as all forms of play promote cognitive, social, and emotional opportunities to learn. Early literacy and early mathematics materials are used in all classrooms. Age appropriate elements of religious education are incorporated into the monthly themes. All classes attend chapel time monthly. The Preschool follows curriculum guidelines provided by the Arlington Diocese Office of Catholic Schools.

Optional Before Care is offered from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. The cost is $8.00 per session.

Optional Lunch Bunch is offered from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per session. There will be no Lunch Bunch for the afternoon class.

Parent-Teacher conferences are held twice per year, and our teachers and director are available to speak with parents throughout the school year as needed.

Health and Safety

Read our reopening plans for September 2020. These plans will be adjusted for the 20201-2022 school year based on the latest information available during summer 2021.

The Commonwealth of Virginia and the Fairfax County Health Department require that health forms with current immunizations be submitted to the preschool at the beginning of each school year.

Students enrolled in the Tuesday/Thursday 2 ½- and 3-year-old combined class do not need to be fully potty trained. Students in all other classes must be fully potty trained.

Classes Offered 2021-2022

2 ½- and 3-year-olds combined

  • Eligibility: Children must be 2 ½ by Sept. 30, 2021
  • Days: Tuesday/Thursday
  • Time: 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Monthly tuition: $215.00


  • Eligibility: Children must be 3 by Sept. 30, 2021
  • Days: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • Time: 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Monthly tuition: $305.00

3- and 4-year-olds combined

  • Eligibility: Children must be 3 by Sept. 30, 2021
  • Days: Monday through Thursday
  • Time: 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Monthly tuition: $375.00

4-year-old to Pre-K

  • Eligibility: Children must be 4 by Sept. 30, 2021
  • Days: Monday through Friday
  • Time: 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Monthly tuition: $435.00

* SJN Preschool reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet enrollment requirements by June 15.  If a program is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded in full.

Students may be enrolled in either a morning or afternoon class but may not be enrolled in both.

A $100 registration fee is due at the time of enrollment. There are nine monthly tuition payments. The first payment is due September 1, 2020. The remaining eight payments are due the first of each month, October 2020 through May 2021.