seats available in new nursery program at St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier School in the north slope (President St. between 6th and 7th Ave.) is adding a threes program to their prek to 8th grade school. Dorothy Taylor, the new principal, took me on a tour the other day. She is new to the school and bringing energy and innovation to the program. It will be a 5 day program with the option of full or half day. The tuition is very reasonable. There is an open house every Thurs. 9am or call and make an appointment for another time 718-857-2559 or ask questions by

The classrooms are large and bright. There is a separate little wing for the early childhood classes. She is developing a large indoor playspace in one room and has plans to update a section of the yard for the little ones. The class sizes are small and there is availability in both the threes and fours classrooms. Children wear St. Francis t-shirts and sweats and there is introduction to religion; celebrating holidays, bible stories and moral teachings. She is expanding their enrichments with music and movement.

They have applied for UPK funding and are waiting to hear if they can offer a subsidized program next year.