Welcome to the Sandbox.
Serving as the first step on the educational journey through St. Anne's-Belfield School, our Pre-School and Junior Kindergarten programs are interdisciplinary and designed to emphasize emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development. Class sizes are small, ensuring that faculty know each child well, and facilities include exciting spaces such as a library, a beautiful studio filled with blocks of all sizes as well as sensory bins, a spacious playground, and a gross motor playroom.
Parents of our Pre-School students have a number of resources at their disposal as well. Parent education courses and guest speakers are just a few of the ways in which the Pre-School supports parents in their involvement in their children’s education, and with issues related to children’s earliest years both in and out of school. Pre-School parents also have access to STEP (Systemic Training for Effective Parenting) classes which reinforce raising responsible, confident, and independent children, and are a wonderful way to connect with other parents traveling the same path.A biweekly Chapel service helps build and celebrate the Pre-School community while beginning a tradition that will follow the children through their years at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. By the time they graduate, these students — known affectionately as the School's “sandbox kids” — have benefitted from a rich curriculum and a meaningful connection to the greater School community.