St. Cassian School
190 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973 746 1636



Pre K through 8

About Us
Our School
Visual and Performing Arts
MIAD Electives
Nurturing Our Students


The St Cassian Preschool

The preschool curriculum follows a thematic, interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the New Jersey Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards by integrating developmentally appropriate ideas and concepts.  The focus is on the whole child’s development through the socialization and academic activities encountered throughout their entire day.  The Preschool program supports continuous development of mathematical skills, creativity through visual arts, music, and English language arts through an integrated approach.  Dance, physical education and outdoor play enhance and emphasize social skills, health and safety.  Science, social studies, world language, religion, and family life skills are incorporated through exploration of the students’ surrounding environment.  Smart table, technology labs and iPads provide daily technology integration. Overall, the curriculum design encourages and develops confident, independent, critical thinkers, who are prepared for success in kindergarten and beyond.

The hallmark of the program is that it introduces young learners to faith-based learning, and it encourages the development of Catholic values. Our goal is for students to experience God in their lives, and to encourage their growth as the Catholic leaders of tomorrow.

Our Preschool classes are taught by a highly qualified, talented and nurturing staff.  To see what is new in our Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classes visit Mrs. Marigene Rafferty's and Mrs. Alicia Arriaga’s Web Page found under the Faculty and Staff Section. 


Pre-K students using smart table technology