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Private All Girls School | Girls K-8 | Co-Ed Preschool | Malvern, PA

Our Preschool Programs

preschool class at Villa Maria Academy, Malvern, PA

Building A Positive Foundation at Preschool

With a  legacy of educating children, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are experts in childhood education.

A love for learning begins at Villa Maria Academy’s only co-educational environment, where three and four year old girls and boys experience joy in learning through play and exploration in a safe and caring environment based on mutual respect.

The Preschool program at Villa’s Early Learning Center is focused on school readiness and creating a positive foundation for learning. In addition to the theme-based Houghton Mifflin Splash and the Handwriting Without Tears curriculums that help students with their fine motor and early writing skills, all preschool students receive instruction in Villa Maria Academy’s added value classes.

3-year Old Preschool Program
Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day (5 days)
Half Day (5 days)
Full Day (3 days*)

*3 day option for 3-year old program is for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday*
*Early Drop Off and Extended Day options are also available.*

4-year Old PreK Program
Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day (5 days)
Half Day (5 days)

*Early Drop Off and Extended Day options are also available.*

Typical Daily Schedule

Arrival: Outside/Indoor Play
Prayer/Circle Time/ Story Time/Religion Lesson
Learning/Play Centers

Lunch Bunch
Enrichment Activity
Clean Up/Pack Up to Go Home/Extended Day

*The 3’s class participates in rest time during the afternoon*

Added-Value Preschool Classes

Classes in Spanish, Music, Physical Fitness, and Library are part of the weekly program. PreK students also take Art. Known as “added value classes,” these classes are led by teachers from the Lower School who are experts in their respective field. They provide students with opportunities for hands-on learning and fun. Students have access to the entire campus including the gymnasium, library, and Sacred Heart Chapel.


  • Introduction to basic elements of music (melody and rhythm)
  • Movement to music
  • Moods in music
  • Introduction to musical instruments
  • Singing
  • Integration of colors, numbers, shapes, letters, nursery rhymes, seasons, holidays and more
  • Preparation for the holiday sing-a-long in December


  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Animal names
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Greetings
  • Simple songs


  • Age-appropriate gross motor skills
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Stretching exercises
  • Muscle toning
  • Total physical development of the child
  • Exercising to music
  • Integration of other subject areas


  • Introduction to the library
  • Simple songs
  • Choose a book to take to class and keep for a week
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