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.

Virtual Tour

Virtual and in-person tours are available upon request. Please email our Executive Director Christy Mauro at Christy@stmarysnursery.org if you would like to get the Zoom invitation.

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. The completed form is automatically emailed to the director. Paying Application Fee.


1. Download and complete an application for enrollment.  You may also request an application by calling (215) 386-0321, by emailing a request to suria@stmarysnursery.org, or in the school office.

2. Return the completed application with $60 application fee to the SMNS administrative office at 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  Once received the application will be processed and the child will be added to the enrollment waiting list.

Families waiting for admission are notified of openings as they become available.

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
  • Early Learning Network Consent