Early Childhood Education - Preschool & Kindergarten

A joyful place to learn!

Saint Columbkille Partnership School's Early Childhood Education Program includes pre-K through kindergarten (K2). It is a private program in Brighton, MA where young students encounter the joys of learning, discovery and growth and is grounded in a curriculum that encourages purposeful play and social development. A rich academic curriculum designed by the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College ensures that students will have the skills necessary to be successful in elementary school.
The 2.9 program is for students who will turn 2.9 by December 1.*
The K0 program is for 3-year-old students.
The K1 program is for 4-year-old students.
The K2 kindergarten program is for 5-year-old students.
All programs are full day with the option for extended day

*Saint Cols 2.9 Program Admittance Policy

Children who are 2 years and 9 months (2.9) by September 1 and are accepted to Saint Columbkille Partnership School will begin school on the first day of the K0/K1 school year.

Students who turn 3 years old by March 1, which means they turn 2.9 by December 1, may also enroll but they cannot attend Saint Columbkille Partnership School until they turn 2.9. For example, a child who turns 2.9 on October 15 can start school on or after October 15. 

There are two options for enrolling a child who is not 2.9 by September 1, but will turn 2.9 by December 1: guarantee a spot for your child or wait to enroll in hopes that a spot is available when the child turns 2.9.

  • Guarantee your child a spot in the 2.9 class by applying and enrolling in the spring admissions cycle. In this case, tuition payments begin July 1 and are not prorated. The child will begin school on or after the day the child turns 2.9. In the above example, the child would start school on October 15 and monthly tuition payments would begin on July 1.
  • Wait to enroll once the child turns 2.9. In this case, if a spot is available, the child will start on or after the day they turn 2.9. Tuition will begin the first day of the month that the student starts. In the above example, the student would start school on October 15 and begin monthly tuition payments on October 1. 

Students who turn 3 after March 1 must wait until the next school year to enroll in K0 at Saint Columbkille.

Location & Campus
Located in Brighton, MA, we welcome students from the nearby areas of Cambridge, Dedham, Newton, Brookline, Waltham, Chestnut Hill, Watertown, West Roxbury and beyond! We are also a convenient and premier preschool and private school option for people looking for child care or daycare near Boston Landing, Boston University, Harvard Business School, Boston College and Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.
Contact us to find out more applying to our private preschool program and to learn more about what makes Saint Columbkille Partnership School a leading preschool and kindergarten program in the Boston area.