St. Paul’s offers a quality preschool program at an affordable price. A 2-day class is available for 3-4 year old children, and a 3-day class is available for children who are 4-5 years of age. Classes provide structured academic lessons, learning centers, thematic units, group activities, free play, hands-on activities, holiday celebrations, chapel time, and an end-of-year program. The children also enjoy monthly field trips during the school year in which the teachers mix learning and fun. The school year runs from September through May. The children are issued report cards twice a year. We are currently accepting student registrations. If you are interested in registering your child or you would like more information about St. Paul’s Preschool program, please contact the church office by calling (717)244-2355.
The 2-day class is limited to 16 students and the 3-day class is limited to 18 students. In order to register for the 2-day class, the student must be eligible for kindergarten in 2 years. In order to register for the 3-day class, the student must be eligible for kindergarten the following school year. In the Red Lion Area School District the students must be 5 by August 31 to be eligible for kindergarten.
Director and 3 day teacher: Patience Martin has been a preschool teacher at St. Paul’s UM church for over 20 years. She has her teaching degree from Messiah College. She is also employed by Unique Physique Fitness Center where she teaches fitness classes and is a personal trainer. In addition to teaching, Patience is active in her church as a junior high youth advisor and Sunday school teacher. In her free time, she enjoys reading and values family time with her husband, teenage son and extended family.
Assistant to the 3 day class: Melissa Joines has been a teacher’s assistant for the past 11 school years at St. Paul’s. She is a Sunday teacher at her church and also helps in the nursery and sings with the Praise Team. Missy has her Cosmetology license and is currently self employed in the beauty industry. She enjoys camping with her husband and 2 children. Missy is very active with her local fire company along with her family. In her free time, you will often find her reading and spending time in her garden.