We have programs for all children ages 2 1/2-5+ years old (check local cut off dates for enrollment in Kindergarten at the local schools). Our teachers work with parents and professional staff members to evaluate every students’ needs in our multi-age environment.
We follow a balanced day of work, play, and rest that supports the needs of every student. We value grace and peace in every subject area. Maria Montessori Inspired and our Catholic heritage guides both our curriculum and our mission.
Our days are filled with many activities that focus on the child as part of a learning community. You are invited to join us for many special events and parent programs. We also offer before and after school care called Olive and Vine.
Saint Boniface has been educating students since 1885. Over the years we have gone from a small parish school to a PreK-8th grade school and back to being a right-sized school just for preschool. We are proud of our history and the new direction we are headed. Please join us on our new adventure in bearing witness to the love of God in Kersey, PA!
The Montessori (Inspired) Method
The Montessori Method is a child-centered, holistic approach to education created by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It’s based on self-motivated activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play.
The materials used in the classroom were specifically designed by Dr. Montessori to invite activity. Each of these unique materials isolates one quality or concept, while also being self-correcting, thus allowing the child to solve his problems independently.
By giving the child the opportunity to learn from her own individual experiences and mistakes, we are setting her up to become a confident, independent, learner.
Call 814-885-4488 and speak with one of our office staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Come Visit Us
We are always accepting new students who are ready to join us. The first step to becoming a member of our unique classrooms is to come visit us and meet with one of our preschool guides (teachers).
Our Preschool. Our Family. Our Community
We are located on the historic Saint Boniface Campus on Main Street in Kersey, PA. We welcome all children at Saint Boniface – for school or other activities and especially to join us for Worship and Prayer. We welcome Catholics, other Christians, and anyone looking for a safe and positive environment to grow.
What Our Families are Saying
Saint Boniface means the world to our family. We love that they kept the preschool. It really works for our family.
The teachers are truly amazing. I didn’t want to let my little one go, but he wanted to go to preschool the first moment he came to visit.
Everyone kept telling me Saint Boniface was a family. That’s a true statement. I didn’t know my children could have so many friends who really care.
Work is at the heart of the Montessori Inspired Method.
The real preparation for education is a study of one’s self. The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character, it is a preparation of the spirit.
— Dr. Maria Montessori (The Absorbent Mind)
Costs and Tuition
Preschool 2 1/2 Year Old
Also known as the Nido (Italian for ‘nest’)
We transition to potty training at this age.
Pre 2 1/2 – Full Day, 5 Day: $6,112
Pre 2 1/2 – Full Day (MWF): $3,667
Pre 2 1/2 – Half Day, 5 Day (mornings): $4,668
Pre 2 1/2 – Half Day (MWF mornings): $2,813
Preschool 3, 4, and 5+ Year Old
Also known as the Children’s House.
For children already fully potty trained.
Pre 3-5 Year Olds: 5 Full Day: $4,366
Pre 3-5 Year Olds Full Day (MWF): $2,995
For 3 Year Olds there is a half day option
(5 mornings a week): $2,505
For 3 Year Olds, half day option (MWF mornings): $2,274