Here at Saint Miriam School our curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood and has a heavy emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts. Our S.T.E.A.M.M. program is innovative and the only one in the area that brings together the best of S.T.E.M. teaching with the added bonus of Music and Art! Toddler through PreK-4 students enjoy “S.T.E.A.M.M.” class multiple times a week and children one-year-old and up attend music class weekly. Recent studies show that children, especially younger girls, who are not exposed to STEM learning fail to respond to it later in life. Here at Saint Miriam School, we make S.T.E.A.M.M. accessible, engaging, and fun. Our goal is to inspire kids to see themselves as scientists, artists, and makers.

As a part of Saint Miriam Parish our school is aligned with the Franciscan ideal and tradition of caring for the world and one another, too. Saint Miriam School does not require that all students, faculty, administrators, or staff are Franciscan, or even Catholic. On the contrary, we strive to be an open and inclusive community where all are welcome. Rather, being Catholic . . . in our Franciscan tradition invites all members of the community to understand and espouse certain values and to strive to create a distinctive culture of welcome and hope for everyone. Our core values dictate a strong philosophy of educating all persons, even the youngest among us to ensure that we create a world tomorrow. Our school is not a forum for evangelizing or indoctrination into a single faith tradition, we do not proselytize, although who we are and what we believe does impact our desire and guides our team. Together, with our own beloved faith tradition, we rather create a venue where we can impart just values that will guide our young people.

The Preschool Curriculum Includes These Topics:

  • Reading: Uppercase Alphabet A to Z
  • Math: Numbers 1–5, Circles, Squares, Triangles, Rectangles, Diamonds, and Stars
  • World Around Us: Getting Dressed, My Body, and The Market
  • Art & Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green and Purple