Saint Miriam Daycare, Preschool and Kindergarten is open to children beginning at 3 months through Kindergarten. 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.
For Summer 2020 and the 2020/2021 school year all enrollment for Saint Miriam School is to be completed through the school’s on-line web registration program via the link above.
Once all pertinent information about you, your child/ren and individuals authorized to pick-up is entered for the first time you will receive access to the “Parent Portal”. The Parent Portal is a convenient way for you to access your billing and payment information, make changes to any family information as needed and enroll for special events throughout the school year. Watch your email for additional information!
A note about class selection:
Towards the bottom of the form there will be a “Select Class” button that is required. That button will take you to a new window (the information you entered will not be lost) where the class listings will be automatically filtered to available classes appropriate for the age of the child you are registering. If you wish to further filter the results, you may use the search feature on the top left-hand corner of your screen that will appear as a magnifying glass icon.
Enrollment Priority and Discounts:
Enrollment is on going throughout the school year so long as space is available.
Enroll as early as possible to secure your child/ren’s place in class. You will be given the option to list a “Start Date” in the future.
PLEASE NOTE: There are a few questions on the enrollment form that will help us credit your account accurately. As applicable please be sure to answer “yes” to the questions on the enrollment form and confirm if you qualify for a parishioner, first responder, medical professional or active military discount.
After registering and before the first payment is due, those indicating they are Saint Miriam Parishioners (see definition below) will see a monthly 30% reduction to their base tuition rates.
As an expression of our appreciation for those who sacrificed so much to keep our communities safe and well during this pandemic, we are offering a 30% discount off base tuition rates to all First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT/EMS personnel) and Medical Professionals.
As an on-going expression of our appreciation to active duty military we continue to offer a 10% discount off base tuition rates.
Once we receive photo ID proof of status, those parents/guardians indicating employment in those fields will see the discount posted to your family account on the portal.
Please note that discounts apply to base tuition only and do not apply to add-on programs such as Early Drop-Off, Lunch Bunch and meal purchases.
Parish Membership at Saint Miriam Priority
In an effort to better minister to you as a Saint Miriam School Family and as a member of Saint Miriam Parish and Friary, a parish member identifies themselves in the following ways:
- Through regular attendance in worship at Mass.
- As known to the clergy of Saint Miriam.
- As a known giver of financial resources to Saint Miriam.
- As known to the Director of Religious Education at Saint Miriam or as having your child enrolled in the Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) program.
Age Cut-Off Dates
Itty-Bittys – 3 to 12 months
Toddlers – 12 to 24 months
Preschool – 2 years to 3.5 years
Pre-K – 3.5 to 5 years
Kindergarten – Child must be 5 years of age by September 1.
PLEASE NOTE: When enrolling a using the on-line registration process the only classes you will see listed as available are those that are age appropriate based on the cut-off dates as defined above. The system uses your child’s birthdate to open age-appropriate classes to you. Please DO NOT adjust your child’s birthdate in an attempt to force the program to open other classes to you. If you have a concern about the age cutoff please call the office at 215-836-9800 X 712 to discuss.
Weekly & Daily Schedules:
1. Weekly schedule options for all age groups (Itty-Bittys through Pre-K) are:
a. Five days per week
b. Three days per week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
c. Two days per week (Tuesday & Thursday)
2. Students enrolled in the Saint Miriam School Accredited Kindergarten program must enroll five full-days per week.
3. Daily schedule is as follows for all students:
a. Full-Day is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
b. Part-Day/AM is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
c. Early Drop-Off is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
d. Lunch Bunch is 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. An opportunity for children to socialize and share a meal, food is not included but is available for purchase.
e. Extended Day is available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Add-On Programs: Early Drop-off, Lunch Bunch and Extended Day
1. Enrollment in Early Drop-off, Lunch Bunch and Extended Day is available at any time so long as there are openings in the program.
a. Enrollment days are flexible. i.e. If your child attends SMS five days a week you might choose to drop off early only one or as many as five days per week – you select those days on the enrollment page. Once selected those days cannot be changed until the following month.
b. Enrollment in Add-On Programs will continue for the entire year unless you withdraw.
c. Fees for Add-On Programs are posted to your account based on a standard four-week month. i.e. if you are a Part-Day/AM student enrolling in Early Drop-Off for two days per week this month ($8.00 x 2 = $16.00 per week) your invoice will show $64.00 ($16.00 X 4 weeks).
d. Payment for Add-On Programs is due on the first of each month along with tuition.
e. DROP-IN opportunities are available for each of these programs if there is space. Call the office to check on availability and to register. Payment is due at time of registration.
2. ADD-ON PROGRAMS for FULL-DAY STUDENTS:
a. Full-Day students planning to arrive prior to 8:50 a.m. must be enrolled in the Early Drop-Off program to help us plan staff appropriately. Early Drop-Off is included in the base tuition fee for Full-Day students.
b. Full-Day students planning to stay at school past the 3:00 p.m. must be enrolled in the Extended Day program to help us plan staff appropriately. Extended Day is included in the base tuition fee for Full-Day students.
3. ADD-ON PROGRAMS for PART-DAY STUDENTS:
a. Part-Day/AM students planning to arrive prior to 8:50 a.m. must be enrolled in the Early Drop-Off program. The fee is $8.00 per day.
b. Lunch Bunch is available for Part-Day/AM students. The fee is $11.00 per day. Food is not included in this fee but is available for purchase.