NEW FOR 2018-19! Stay & Play

Open to moms, dads, and caregivers of little ones

Boys on playground

SRNS Preschool Program

St. Raphael Nursery School offers an early-childhood program with something for everyone—from classes for 3- and 4-year-olds to our popular transitional class for older 4’s called 4-Plus, as well as drop-in sessions for preschoolers-in-training and their parents. Our play-based curriculum follows the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools Academic Standards. Play is an extraordinary learning tool that bolsters imagination, facilitates problem solving, supports motor development, builds vocabulary, and enhances social skills. At SRNS, we focus on the whole child —spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially—to foster a safe environment for exploration, resulting in a positive first-time school experience that puts the child on track to a lifelong love of learning.

Our variety of classes allows for flexible scheduling. The best way to experience SRNS is through a tour, which offers you the opportunity to observe classes in session. We invite you to call Julie Cress at 301-762-2143 to schedule a visit, or you may submit this form for further information.  

Tuition shown is the September-May monthly rate unless otherwise noted. All students must be toilet trained.

Lunch Bunch is included in the 4's and 4-Plus programs. Parents of children in the 3's program have the option of adding Lunch Bunch.


Printable class list     Folleto en español


2018-19 Preschool Classes



Child must turn 3 by Dec. 31 of school year

Days of week Time Cost per month
Catholic / non-Catholic
Tue / Thu 9:15-11:45 AM $294 / $310
Mon / Wed / Fri 9:15-11:45 AM $436 / $458
Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri 9:15 AM-2:45 PM $8,990 / $9,990 annually



Child must turn 4 by Dec. 31 of school year

Days of week Time Cost per month
Catholic / non-Catholic
Mon / Wed / Fri 9:15 AM–12:45 PM $503 / $525
Mon / Wed / Fri 9:15 AM–2:45 PM $930 / $972
Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri 9:15 AM–2:45 PM $8,990 / $9,990 annually



Child must turn 4 by March 31 of prior school year

Days of week Time Cost per month
Catholic / non-Catholic
Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri 9:15 AM–12:45 PM $830 / $865
Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri 9:15 AM–2:45 PM $8,990 / $9,990 annually

Children holding "la ropa" pictures in Spanish Fiesta class

Spanish Fiesta

Our Spanish Fiesta enrichment class is offered as an option to complement your child's morning or afternoon preschool program and is open to 3's, 4's, and 4-Plus. Through songs and games, the children learn basic vocabulary, including numbers, colors, clothing, parts of the body, family, animals, and food. Learning about Hispanic and Latino traditions and religious holidays is an integral part of the program. The class includes Lunch Bunch. Spanish Fiesta not only offers your child additional instruction but also helps to extend the school day if your schedule requires. Should you need even more flexibility, Before Care is available as early as 7 a.m. and After Care until 6 p.m.  


3's, 4's, and 4-Plus

Day of week Time Cost per month
Friday 9:15 AM-12:45 PM $154
Friday 11:45 AM-2:45 PM $154


Tuition Assistance

As the Archdiocese of Washington notes on its website, the ADW works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. To assist families, several tuition assistance programs are available through the archdiocese and other private organizations.

Additionally, St. Raphael Parish will also consider individual family needs and make tuition grants at the discretion of the pastor. All families requesting tuition assistance from the parish must complete the TADS financial aid form first. Please contact the school office for more information on tuition assistance.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call the school office at 301-762-2143 or submit your request online.