Applications are now being accepted!

Saint Miriam Daycare and Preschool is open to children beginning at 3 months through PreK4. For the parents of students who will be away from home for the first time you can feel assured that our staff and teachers will stay in close contact with you and support you in that transition.

Contact us make an appointment to visit our school and meet our staff at 215-836-9800 x1002

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Young boy jumping during recess at the Saint Miriam School

Saint Miriam School is the only Franciscan Daycare and Preschool in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area and the only one that offers S.T.E.A.M.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, and Math) learning! A fantastic private preschool program, we provide a loving, supportive, safe and educational environment for children Infants to, and encompass ages 3 months to 5 years old! Creativity, cooperation, and problem solving, along with strong development of self-expression provide for a wonderful learning environment. We are more than just a Nursery or Daycare, we are a full learning environment with a comprehensive and unique preschool learning program!

Inspired by our patron St. Francis of Assisi, we seek to proclaim the reign of God by growing in Holiness through our experience of Christ in word, sacrament and one another, offering Hope to those who hunger for human dignity, and extending Hospitality to all.

For over 42 years, our preschool has been in existence, continuing the legacy of our predecessor school, which we acquired in 2012. Ours is a fully registered Old Catholic School and reflects the unique charism of our patron, St. Francis of Assisi, and is dedicated to an education that fosters a way of living and celebrates the building of the Kingdom of God on Earth and welcomes every person to the table!

If you would like to get to know Saint Miriam School, our activities, teachers, programs, tuition and more, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, as your first contact! Here, we can answer all of questions pertaining to your child’s educational needs. You may also reach our School Director at 215-836-9800 ext. 1002, or contact us here.

Keeping People Safe

Our church, school, students, parishioners, visitors, and entire organization endeavors to keep every person safe while under our employ, charge, care, or while visiting our campus. This is why we have instituted the Keep People Safe email notification system. If you witnessed any form of questionable behavior, abuse, or feel yourself in harm’s way in any form, please reach out to our primary oversight person for our program by emailing us at KeepPeopleSafe(at) Every report or inquiry is kept strictly confidential. At Saint Miriam, we keep people safe every day!

Here are reviews some of our parents have sent us!

“I have observed the kind attention that each child is given to support their development. Teachers and staff provide prompt responses and send timely reminders to the parents. STEAMM classes are always innovative and creative and the teachers work on specific emotional behavior. Additionally the school curriculum is well formulated and strictly followed. My son learned how to write his name and started to read a few words by the time he was 3-years-old.”

-Carolina Reese, Parent of PreK-4 Student (enrolled since 2021)

“I run a weekly fitness program for the kids here at St. Miriam’s. I’ve been witness (as a fellow teacher) to the staffs’ mindful and loving approach when engaging the children. The size of the classes, with regard to enrollment is ideal and lends to a safe and nurturing environment. My interactions with both teachers and administration has always been positive, professional and extremely helpful. I’ve been running a fitness program for almost two and a half decades. This is precisely the type of school that I said I would send my child. I’ve served many of the big franchise preschools and they don’t compare to St. Miriam’s.”

-Coach Greg from Reflex Sports

“Saint Miriam is more than just a day care community- it is an extension of our family! Each staff member, from top to bottom, provides excellent care to my three children, who love school and are absolutely thriving. I love that Saint Miriam staff provide a safe and positive place for children to learn and grow with compassion and great attention to each child’s unique needs. Programs such as STEAMM and Reflex Sports engage the children in well-rounded experiences in early education and development, and the summer programs and themes are so much fun for the whole family! Saint Miriam even hosts events throughout the year which welcome families on campus such as waffle truck days, back to school nights, trunk-or-treating, and open houses to enhance the experience for children and their parents alike. The classrooms are clean and bright, and they are always working on improving the environment. We are SO blessed to be at Saint Miriam, and we can’t speak highly enough about our experience!”

-Natalie Negro, Parent of Beginner and Mover & Shaker Students (Enrolled since 2022)

“Our son has been at St. Miriam’s since he was 4 months old. From the start, I was very impressed by the level of parent communication. I am made aware of his meals, diaper changes, and naps on a daily basis. I also receive photos and other updates from his teachers. As he has gotten older, there have been many opportunities for him to develop language and motor skills. He has learned songs and their corresponding motions along with holding objects and using tools. He has also learned how to function in a community through the multiple gathering opportunities such as circle time and Mass. The best thing about St. Miriam’s is the “family feel.” Each day we are greeted warmly and enthusiastically. My son loves his teachers and is excited to go to school each day. We are so grateful for this amazing school!”

-Jennifer McKenzie, Parent of Mover & Shaker Student (Enrolled since 2022)