St. Philip’s Day School is a ministry of St. Philip’s United Methodist Church providing early childhood learning experiences for children 18 months to five years of age. The Day School is committed to offering children the opportunity to learn, play, and grow. It is our goal to encourage your child’s social, emotional, and spiritual growth by presenting a variety of learning experiences appropriate to their age level, in a safe, nurturing environment. But the best way to find out about the Day School is to visit the school. Tours are offered daily from 9:30 am and 11:30 am by appointment. Please call the Day School Office to schedule a visit or tour today.
St. Philip’s UMC Day School
5501 Beechnut Street
Houston, TX 77096
Beginning January 1, parents of students currently enrolled at St. Philip’s Day School and their siblings have until January 31 to take advantage of the priority registration for the 2017-2018 school year. Beginning February 1, open enrollment starts for all parents interested in registering their child/children in the Day School for the 2016-2017 school year.
Curriculum and Activities
The Pre Kindergarten curriculum revolves around the alphabet, phonemic awareness, math skills, pre-reading and pre-writing skills. The class enjoys art, science, cooking, show & tell, and many other activities that highlight the letter of the week.
The Preschool and Mother’s Day Out classes also enjoy art and science activities that center on themes throughout the year. We explore the holidays, family, nature, rodeo, friends, and more in an age appropriate manner.
Each day, each class follows a daily schedule that includes indoor and outdoor play, music, large and small motor activities, snack, and group story time. Chapel is led by the pastor on Wednesday mornings for Pre-K and Preschool.
Many special activities come to the Day School including visits from Station 51 – Houston Fire Department Ladder Truck, Dr. Carl, the Dentist or the Tooth Fairy, Tiny Texans Pony Rides & Pictures, and many more. Our Butterfly Garden is a great outdoor classroom and is tended to by all the children of the Day School.
Our Day School complies with HISD publicly announced closures due to inclement weather or any other reason that HISD deems necessary for all schools within the district. If HISD announces a closure, our Day School will also close. For more information, please check your St. Philip’s Day School Parent Handbook.
Programs and Classes
*****Please note that all classes end at noon on Fridays*****.
Toddler II’s Mother’s Day Out
This program is offered for children ages 18-23 months by September 1st. There are only 8 children and two teachers in the class. We offer the following two-day program:
- Monday & Wednesday, 9 am-2 pm
Terrific 2’s Mother’s Day Out
This program is offered for children 2 years old by September 1st. There are only 10 children per day in this class, with two teachers. We offer two programs:
- 2-Day Program*: Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-2pm
- 3-Day Program*: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9am-2 pm on Tuesday & Thursday; 9am-Noon on Friday
This program is for children 3 years old by September 1st. There are only 12 children per day in these classes, with two teachers. We offer the following options of days and times.
- 3-Day Program*: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am-Noon
- 4-Day Program*: Monday–Thursday Times: 9am-Noon
- 5-Day Program*: Monday–Friday Times: 9am-Noon
We also offer a 9am-2pm program (except for Friday):
- 3-Day Program: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am-2pm
- 4-Day Program: Monday–Thursday, 9am-2pm
- 5-Day Program: Monday–Thursday, 9am-2pm; Friday 9am-Noon
Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Classes
This program is for children at least 4 years old on September 1st. The children attend five days a week. There are only 12-14 children per day in these classes, with two teachers. We offer the following option of times.
- 5-Day Program*: Monday-Friday, 9am-Noon
- 5-Day Program: Monday–Thursday 9am-2pm; Friday 9am-Noon
*Our Lunch Bunch option is available any day, Monday-Thursday for the Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten children who occasionally need to stay until 2 pm. No advance notification is required – just send lunch with your child. There is an additional charge for Lunch Bunch that is billed at the end of each month.
The Day School Summer Fun Program is for children ages 2-5 years. The program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer beginning the second week of June until the end of the 3rd week of July. The day begins at 9am and lasts until 2pm. Children bring their snack and lunch from home.
Day School Summer Fun is a more relaxed format than our school year. We get outdoors, spread our wings, get our feet dirty, and have fun! Activities include storytelling, art, dramatic play, kite flying, exploring science and music, and many more surprises!
Each week, we have Splash Day! We get out the splash pools and water tables and have a fun filled morning. We paint the building with water, fish, bath the baby dolls, explore shells and creatures from the deep, draw with our sidewalk chalk, create shaving cream art, blow bubbles, and many more activities.
For a fun summer, Day School Summer Fun is the place to be!
The Day School reserves the right to cancel any class or the Summer Fun Program if it does not meet enrollment requirements.
Day School Art Show
Every year, The children present some of their work in the Fellowship Hall for their parents and members of the church. See previous pictures to get a glimpse of the children’s work and the Day School Art Show.