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St. Bartholomew's Community Preschool

May 27, 2022

Last week we celebrated the 49th Closing Day/Graduation Day of the St. Bartholomew's Community Preschool. The church was filled with proud parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, friends and caregivers. It was fabulous! The children sang songs, recited a play and each received a certificate marking their important time at the school. The children will continue their education next year having been accepted to Brearley, Browning, Buckley, Chapin, Marymount, Sacred Heart, St. David's, Town and Trinity. 

St. Bartholomew's Community Preschool is just that - a very special community of people working together with one common interest - to foster a love of learning in a caring, nurturing environment. This community includes the faculty and administration at the school as well as the parents and young children who attend. In this great city that we call home and with all the many challenges that we face in our lives, having a true sense of community is vitally important, more than ever, for all of us.

While the Preschool has remained open for the past two years, our Playgroup program had been on pause during the pandemic. We are so very pleased we will again be offering Playgroup beginning in September and have begun accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Playgroup provides a time and place for toddlers to gather along with a parent or caregiver for their first school experience. By participating in an ongoing playgroup, young children are better prepared for and more readily transitioned into a preschool program. Playgroup applicants are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and space is limited. We welcome any interested parents to visit our website at

I have proudly served as the head of this sweet Preschool for the past 14th years! I continue to feel so blessed to work at St. Bart's. I work with the most outstanding group of early childhood educators in all of the city! The parents who have trusted us to care and educate their young children have been remarkable to work with! It truly takes a village and my village continues to be strong! 

Allison O'Melia 
Director of St. Bartholomew's Community Preschool

Graduation/Moving Up Day 2022


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