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 Tuition


One Student

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


Jessica Toukatly

Explorers / Pre-K Instructor


Jessica Toukatly graduated from Florida State University (FSU) with a BA in English Literature and studied abroad in London, UK and Sydney and Cairns, Australia. She returned to London to work as a Program Assistant at FSU’s London Study Centre advising and supporting students, faculty, and staff. She then continued her education at the University of Westminster obtaining a Postgraduate Certification of Visual Culture. She was most recently teaching kindergarten and 1st graders at an after school program as well as tutoring English Language Learners at Montlake Elementary for the Seattle Public School District.

Jessica’s teaching philosophy is heart centered, encouraging creativity and nurturing imagination. Her priority in the classroom is to create a safe and supportive educational environment and prepare our youngest learners for their future as scholars.

Toukatly, Jessica


  • .B.A. of English Literature

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor ot​​​​hers, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”  
1 Cor 13:4-5

Over 18 Years of Developing Minds, Hearts and Character.

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