​A B O U T   S T.  A N D R E W' S  S C H O O L

Director's Welcome,

For over 50 years, St. Andrew's has welcomed children from 2-1/2 to 6 years in our preschool and full day kindergarten programs. We put children first to ensure our students grow as learners in a developmentally appropriate setting. St. Andrew's faculty brings a wealth of expertise in early childhood education ensuring that each child is engaged and challenged. Our inclusive community fosters respect and an understanding of our wide cultural commonalities.



Sincerely,

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Christina Olson

School Director

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”

      ​- Kay Redfield Jamison (professor of psychiatry)

Our Philosophy

St. Andrew's encourages children to develop a positive self-image, confidence and innate love of learning. We nurture a child's natural curiosity and help connect classroom learning to the world in which we live. Our child-centered programs respect what we as educators know to be developmentally age-appropriate.



Children of all religious faiths are welcome, and throughout the year, they are exposed to a variety of traditions and cultures.

 

Religious instruction is not a part of the curriculum.

Our History

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Established in 1965 as a non-denominational school, St. Andrew’s Preschool and Kindergarten is a non-profit organization under the auspices of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey.

The school is licensed by the state of New Jersey and is an active member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools.

St. Andrew's serves children from Union, Morris, and Somerset counties, including the surrounding communities of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Summit, Madison, Scotch Plains, Warren and Watchung. All are welcome.

St. Andrew's Preschool & Kindergarten • 419 South Street, New Providence, NJ 07974 • (908) 464-4878