Enrollment Calendar

SMNS enrolls children 18 months to five years of age year round in its nursery school program. The after school program for school age children in Kindergarten through 6th grade enrolls children from September through June.

Open House/Tours

We offer in-person or virtual tours upon request. To schedule a tour or receive a Zoom invitation, please email our Business Manager, Suria Chen, at suria@stmarysnursery.org.

Preschool and Afterschool Enrollment Process

1.  Complete our On-Line Application Form. A $60 non refundable fee will be required to add prospective students to the SMNS waiting list.

2. If you have not received an invoice of your application fee of $60 from Brightwheel within 48 hours of submission, please contact the office at 215-386-0321 or email Suria at suria@stmarysnursery. Once the fee is received, your application will be processed and the child will be added to the enrollment waiting list. Your payment of receipt will serve as your confirmation.

3. For families seeking enrollment in the PHLpreK program, please note that while we aim to accommodate all who need it, spots are limited, and priority is given to current enrolled families returning for another term. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about PHLpreK, please visit the website: https://www.phlprek.org/

Families waiting for admission are notified of openings as they become available. We encourgae families to check in with us every three months to confirm continued interest in enrollment and to remian active on our waitlist.

Upon acceptance, families must complete the following documents in order to enroll

  • Enrollment Contract:
    1. Preschool Academic Year Contract & After School Contract period is Sept. through Jun.
    2. Preschool Summer Contract period is Jul. through Aug.  (No school age care in Jul. and Aug.)
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Non Discrimination in Services Policy Statement (sign and return)
  • Emergency Evacuation Plan Letter (sign and return)
  • Child Health Report
  • Photo Release Form
  • Web Photo Release Form