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St. Francis Preschool

St. Francis Preschool has been providing a nurturing stable environment of fun, friendship and security for children, ages 2–5 for over 50 years. Although the preschool is part of the St. Francis Episcopal Church community in downtown Novato, it is non-sectarian and religious teaching is not included. A semi-structured play-based program offers children the opportunity to become curious learners who are socially competent, co-operative, motivated, capable, self-reliant and considerate. Kindergarten readiness skills are interwoven throughout the program.

Parents choose 2 (TTH), 3 (MWF) or 5 (M-F) days per week for preschoolers. An extended lunch program and enrichment classes are available in the afternoons. The Time for Twos (1yr. 9mos – 2 years) is offered Monday through Thursday mornings.  Parents may choose 1 day a week or 2days a week (M/W or Tu/Th); Two’s children are accompanied by an adult for 1½ hours. A summer session is available for preschoolers during the month of July.

* they offer after school programs


St. Francis Episcopal Church
967 5th Street
Novato, CA 94945


Wonderful preschool!

My son goes to this preschool and he loves it. When I was looking preschools in Novato, I was always told that it was really difficult to get into St. Francis. There is a lottery type system to get into the school, but everyone that I knew that applied got in. It is a very popular, because the price is right and the teachers and program are excellent. I never once felt worried about leaving my son at the school. I highly recommend St. Francis Preschool.

Great School

I second the review above. This was a great preschool experience for my son, and my daughter will start there in the fall.