Explorers Preschool


Explorers Preschool

Early childhood is filled with wonder and awe. At Saint Cecilia our 3-year-old and young 4-year-old students* have the opportunity to connect their natural sense of wonder to the joy of learning. Our preschool program encourages their social, spiritual and cognitive growth in a developmentally appropriate learning environment, where friendship and kindness are emphasized.

*Entering students must meet the age requirement by August 31. Older 4-year-olds and young 5-year-olds have the option of joining the Explorers, or choosing our Pre-Kindergarten program. For more information, see the Pre-Kindergarten program section.

Curriculum Highlights

Our curriculum emphasizes fun, friendship and discovery. Children learn to solve problems and think independently, as they encounter core subjects such as math, social studies, religion, pre-reading, music, art and movement. They engage in constructive play and practical learning that includes cooking, gardening, building and creative art projects.

Preschool students explore

  • The world through hands-on activities
  • Their unique gifts and capabilities
  • Their role in a community of caring

To learn more please download the Explorers Preschool curriculum PDF.

Class Photos

Tuition & Documents

Explorers TuitionIn-ParishOut-of-Parish
One Student$2,740$2,955

Application Fee (one-time fee for new families) $50
Registration Fee (per family) $100
Family maximum tuition rates may apply. Tuition assistance is available.
Tuition rates are for the 2018-2019 school year.


Ms. Kerry Carson

Explorers / Pre-K Instructor


Ms. Kerry Carson teaches the Explorers and Pre K  classes.   Ms. Carson has earned a Masters in Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in early Childhood Education.  She has worked as our director of Crusader Care, at Peacock Child Care Center on Bainbridge Island, and most recently, as a ParaEducator at the Island School on Bainbridge Island.  Ms. Carson is a member of Saint Cecilia parish and has three children attending SCCS.

Carson, Kerry


  • B.A. Education
  • M.S. Elementary Education, emphasis Early Child Education
  • “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”  Matthew 18:10

    Over 20 Years of Developing Minds, Hearts and Character.

    - A Catholic school on Bainbridge Island for young men and women, Pre-K through 8th grade. -