“Where Christ’s Light Shines”



Our program is dedicated to educating

the whole child in a

warm and caring atmosphere. 

Hours are Monday through Friday

from 8:15 to 12:15.

Cost is $600.00 a month

and is based on a ten month year.

Registration fee is $200.00

Child must be 4 by September 1st.

Class size is limited to 15

and is staffed by a teacher and assistant.

Please call Vicki Schwartz at

(925) 938-5114 or email vschwartz@csdo.org for more information.


Lifelong Learners

Independent Thinkers

Globally Aware Citizens

Helpful and Respectful Individuals

Thoughtful Catholic Leaders

Please click on the application link for detailed information on the application form. We look forward to a wonderful year playing and working with your child!

Please call Vicki Schwartz at
(925) 938-5114 for more information.

Read a few of the wonderful things parents have to say about our program!

With two children already enrolled at St. Mary's School in Walnut Creek, the Pre-K Program seemed like a natural fit for my third ..  My already high expectations were greatly exceeded by the small class size of only 15 students, and the creative, hands-on learning program that combined basic learning with social skills in a fun context, orchestrated by two collaborative and highly enthusiastic teachers.  My child left the Pre-K program extremely well prepared for Kindergarten, and continues to enjoy going to school.  The only downside was trying to get her in the car at the end of the school day because she loved being in the Pre-K program so much.

The Lorence Family
I thought it was important to let you know how impressed my family was- 2 aunties and grandma, of the work they saw of Bella during the open house. Mrs. Schwartz and Mrs. Stewart are extremely creative and talented in their projects with the Pre- K kids. My family was so surprised to see so many different, ingenious pieces and could tell how much Bella was learning with her schooling at St Mary’s. 

Bella and I toured all the classrooms and I know that with the Pre-K training, she will succeed and thrive throughout her 10 years at St Mary’s. I feel Mrs. Schwartz and Mrs. Stewart are instrumental in recruiting families to continue on at the school. 

A sincere thank you to you for such devotion to the kids and our St Mary’s community.

The Arietta Family
St. Mary’s Pre-K program has been a great experience for both of our children. Mrs. Schwartz and Mrs. Stewart provide such a loving and nurturing environment that both of our children experienced tremendous growth in the program. The well-balanced curriculum was very appropriate for our kids and kept them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. The Pre-K program is a great option that we highly recommend for four and five year old children! 

Michael and Karmen Taft