St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was established in Hikes Point in 1956. In 1961, the church created a ministry of educational outreach with the help of long-time members, Hortense and B.M. Rivers. Since this time, St. Paul’s Preschool has been a mainstay in the Hikes Point/St. Regis area as an educational hub. Beginning our educational journey as the premier site for Kindergarten before any local school systems offered the option, St. Paul’s hosted hundreds of young learners from all over the city for many years.
As Kindergarten programs streamlined into local public and private schools, St. Paul’s educational hub transitioned to offering a variety of preschool-only classes. The preschool offers classes for 30+ months to school aged children. The preschool is currently licensed for 91 children and is a half day program running from August to May.
It is our goal at St. Paul’s Preschool to provide each child with educational experiences in a safe, nurturing, and secure environment. The program is designed to allow children both the structure and freedom that we believe provides the best approach to early childhood education.