Saint Miriam School is open to children beginning at 12 months through Kindergarten. There are no required admission tests. Key to preschool success is that children have the developmental maturity to manage the anxiety of separating from their parents. For the parents of students attending preschool for the first time you can feel assured that our staff and teachers will stay in close contact with you in support that transition.
Beginning with the 2019/2020 school year all enrollment for Saint Miriam School is to be completed through the school’s on-line web registration program via the link below.
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!
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.
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 enrolment form and confirm that you are either (1) a former student or (2) a Saint Miriam Parishioner or (3) a first responder.
For the 2019/2020 school year every effort will be made to ensure continuity and fairness by giving priority to former students (and their siblings) as well as Saint Miriam Parishioners.
After registering and before the first payment is due, former students will have the registration fee waived and their tuition fee for the 2019/2020 school year will be adjusted to reflect last year’s rates.
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 tuition rates.
After registering, before the first payment is due and once we receive photo ID proof of status, those parents/guardians indicating they are First Responders (Fire, EMT/EMS, Police) will see a monthly 10% reduction to their tuition rates.
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 known to the Director of Parish Participation and have completed a membership form.
- 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
Infants – Child must be 12 months of age by September 1.
Toddlers – Child must be 18 months of age by September 1.
Pre-K1 – Child must be 2 years of age by September 1.
Pre-K2 – Child must be 4 years of age by September 1.
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 (Infants 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. Part-Day/PM is 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.*
d. Early Drop-Off is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.**
e. The Easy Drop-Off line at the school entrance is 7:50 a.m. to 8:00am and 8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Just drive up – give a hug & kiss goodbye and a staff member will escort your children and check them in at the desk. There is no additional fee for this service.
f. 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. **
g. Extended Day is available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. **
* We realize that the daily schedule may not work well in support of all families. A Flex-Time Schedule is available – please see our Director to adjust your scheduled drop-off and pick-up times.
**Enrollment in Add-On Programs is on a month-to-month basis. See details in the section below.
Add-On Programs: Early Drop-off, Easy Drop-off, Lunch Bunch and Extended Day
1. Enrollment in Early Drop-off, Lunch Bunch and Extended Day is on a month-to-month basis. Students enrolling mid-year will join the selected Add-On Program/s on the first of the following month:
a. Enrollment in Add-On Programs must be completed by the 25th of the month prior to when the student will join the selected program/s.
b. 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.
c. Any changes or new enrollments are allowed monthly and must be done via the Parent Portal by the 25th of the month prior to when the scheduled change is to take place. Enrollment will continue for the entire year unless you withdraw.
d. 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). For those months when we are not in session for the full four weeks, an adjustment will be posted to your account prior to the due date.
e. Payment for Add-On Programs is due on the first of each month along with tuition.
f. We offer drop-in opportunities for 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. ALL Add-On Programs are available to Full-Day students at NO additional fee.
b. To ensure accurate student counts and staffing needs, if you plan to arrive prior to 8:50 a.m. or pick-up after 3:00 p.m. you MUST ENROLL in Early Drop-Off and/or Extended Day Programs even though there will be no fee assessed.
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.
c. Extended Day is available for Part-Day/PM students. The fee is $16.00 per day.