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Pre-K 4's

Our new Pre-K 4 class is now open for the 2016-2017 School Year!!!!

“Our PreK program is a one-year program designed to prepare the students to enter Kindergarten. If a child is not ready to progress to the next grade level, the school will make the final decision. If a family has doubts about a child’s readiness for the program, they should express this concern to the school prior to (or at the time of) acceptance and the school will guide them in the best decision for their child.”

Q:  What is the Pre-K Curriculum like?
A: Curriculum


RELIGION - As Catholic school educators, we infuse Gospel values into every area of our curriculum. Children have 5th grade prayer friends and attend mass on Fridays. Students will focus on a Saint and a virtue for each month.


LITERACY – The core of literacy is based on pre-literacy skills such as letter and sound recognition. This is reinforced through our Handwriting Without Tears program. Literacy is also incorporated into our other core subjects such as Math, Religion, and weekly STEM and cooking projects.



4K students attend Spanish, Music, Computer, P.E., and Library each week.



Q:  Who are the Pre-K Teachers?


Ms. Sherri Lenzen

Taught 8 years of Kindergarten in Carrollton Farmers Branch

Taught 8 years of Kindergarten at Creative School

Taught 3 years of 2nd grade at St. Rita

Attended Stephen F. Austin University and majored in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Specialization

Sheri has 3 children,  Two boys and a girl.

All 3  attended St. Rita and the youngest is graduating from St. Rita this year

My daughter currently attends Texas A & M.

My husband and I were married at St. Rita in 1992.



Ms. Lynette Jackson


Taught 5 years of PK3 and PK4 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic School in Plano

Attended and graduated from St. Rita and Ursuline Academy.

Attended SMU and received a Bachelor of Business Administration

Attended University of Dallas and received a Masters of Business Administration

Certified as a Texas EC-4 Generalist and ESL Certified.

Married with three sons.


Important notes about our Pre-K 4 program:
  • Student must be four on or before September 1st to attend
  • Student must be potty trained
  • Class ratio: 16:2.  There are two classrooms totaling 32 Pre-K 4 students.
  • Hours for Pre-K 4 are same as the school 7:45 to 3:30 PM
  • There is Extended Day available for Pre-K students
  • There is no sibling discount or financial aid available for Pre-K
  • Students wear uniforms