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St. Anthony of Padua offers two exceptional opportunities for your child’s early childhood educational needs. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School and Little Saints Preschool, both under the supervision of the Parish Director of Education, provide loving Catholic environments that foster a lifelong love of learning. This is accomplished through providing a nurturing and safe environment, classroom experiences rich in exploration and discovery, hands-on activities and opportunities to experience God's world.


STAOP Catholic School provides a comprehensive academic education steeped in Catholic school tradition. Little Saints Preschool supports and enhances a young child’s development and readiness for future academic success. Both programs focus on the development of the whole child, educating them in mind, body and spirit. Compare the programs in the chart below to see which one best fits your family's needs.

Pre-Kindergarten Program


Little Saints

Part of the Catholic School System of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Type of Program

Affiliated with St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

3 years to 8th grade


18 months to 5 years



Monday through Friday



Meeting Days

Two Programs:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
or Tuesday and Thursday

Transition (5 Years):
Monday - Friday


8:00 am - 3:15 pm

Before & After School Care: 
6:30 – 7:40 am & 3:15 – 6:30 pm



Meeting Times



9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Admission policy requires screening before enrollment ensuring students are ready for the rigors of the school program



Admissions & Enrollment

Admission policy enrolls

children based on their age, developmental level, and availability in classes

Uniforms are required and a dress code is enforced. Uniforms are purchased through

Risse Brothers Uniforms



Uniforms are not required, but

a dress code is enforced

Accredited by: Texas Catholic Conference Bishops Education Department (TCCBED)

under the aegis of the

Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Accredited by: AdvancED©



Accreditation & Licensing



Licensed by: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services


Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines & Archdiocesan Early Childhood Objectives & Standards implemented through Open Court Imagine It Reading,

Saxon Math & Allelu!




Curriculum & Instruction


Teacher created curriculum that incorporates Handwriting Without Tears & Bright Beginnings:

Exploring God’s World


Teacher credentials: bachelor’s degree in early childhood or valid state certificate; technology proficiency; complete 10 days of annual in-service; catechist certification




Teacher Qualifications


Teacher credentials: degree in early childhood or related field; completion of 24 hours of annual training; CPR & First Aid Certification

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