St. Andrews Preschool (SAPS) is a non-profit sponsored preschool operated as a ministry of St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church since 1988. The school is administered under the supervision of a Preschool Director and Advisory Board.

We offer half-day programs for children from 18 months old to 5 years old.

The preschool consists of a Parent’s Morning Out (PMO) program for toddlers, as well as one Three Year Old class and two Four Year Old classes. Classes consist of no more than 14 children with one teacher and assistant per class.

Our Educational Philosophy

We believe children learn to express themselves creatively through play activities and interaction with others. We offer a developmental program based on learning through these interactions. Appropriate learning activities are planned according to the developmental needs and abilities of each child.

  • Through Free Play a child learns to share, cooperate, wait for a turn, listen and follow directions.
  • Through Group Learning language development and creativity are stimulated, and patience learned.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play helps large muscle development and coordination.