Preschool 3's/Pre-K 4's
Led by Pre-K Director Kelly Durrett, the St. Raphael Archangel Catholic School Pre-K program is a full-day program for children who will be four by August 1. Our new Pre-K classroom is located on the lower level of St. Raphael School and is outfitted with a myriad of toys and tools for creative, play-based learning.
Beginning August 2018, St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic School will also have a full-day 3-year-old Preschool program for children who will be three by August 1st. Our new Preschool classroom is located adjacent to our current Pre-K Classroom.
We recognize all children learn and develop in different ways. Our Preschool/Pre-K program is designed to nurture each child’s unique nature and prepare them for success as they begin their educational journeys. Research has shown that play-based learning is essential to a child’s development as a whole person. A play-oriented classroom is one that is able to incorporate discovery, problem-solving, problem-finding, cooperation, persistence, oral language, and creativity successfully into its curriculum. At St. Raphael, our goal is to ignite the curiosity within your child in a faith-filled environment, while giving them the skills they need to transition on to Kindergarten. Our methods are based in science, but your child will only see fun.
About the director - Kelly Durrett
I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. I went to grade school at St. Edward Catholic School and moved on to Assumption High School before my college experience at Bellarmine University. I earned my Dual Bachelor’s Degree from Bellarmine University in May 2003. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Elementary Education, Grades K-5. My Bachelor’s Degree is also in Learning and Behavior Disorders, grades Preschool-12th Grade. I received my Master’s Degree from Bellarmine University in December 2007. My Master’s Degree had an emphasis on Elementary Education.
I began teaching Kindergarten, First and Second Grades in a combined classroom at St. James Catholic School, here in Louisville, in 2003. I remained there until I transitioned to St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic School in 2014, following the birth of my second child. I met my husband, Matt, in 1999 and we later married at Holy Family in 2004. We have been happily married ever since. I currently have a son, Davis, in 5th Grade here at St. Raphael. Davis began St. Raphael as a Kindergartener and has had an exceptional educational experience. My other son, Cash, is enrolled for our brand new 3-Year-Old Preschool Program beginning in the fall of 2018! I am beyond blessed and excited to have both of my children here at St. Raphael, with me, next year! I have so much love for the Catholic School system. St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic School is our second home.