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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076

Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

We are now accepting applications for 4-year-old boys and girls for our preschool class.

Click here to apply.

Our new all-day preschool program will start on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

We anticipate that our class will have 16 to 18 children.


Preschool hours will be 8 am to 3 pm.

Before Care will be available from 7 to 8 am for $8.

After Care will be available from 3 to 6 pm for $8 per hour. On half-days, After Care hours will be 12 noon to 4 pm.

The pre-K class will have a separate outdoor play schedule so that the students will have their own access to the Kindergarten playground equipment.  


Pre-K tuition will be $8,200 per child. The non-Catholic rate will be $9,300.

The discount for siblings will be extended to preschool children:

Here are the discounts:

2 children - $1200 

3 children - $3200 

4 children - $4,500 

Learning Standards

Our preschool will follow the policies, academic and religious standards of the Catholic Schools Office and the Office of Religious Education. The preschool students will have access to SJB’s outstanding resource services including the library, arts and athletics programs.  

We will follow the preschool learning standards for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington in readingscience, and math. 

About Our Pre-School Team

Diana McPherson, our preschool teacher, taught preschool students in Prince George's County Public Schools for two years. She has state certification and a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She has a master's degree in early childhood special education. She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park, and from St. John's College High School, as well as from St. John the Baptist (when she was Diana Liddi). She is fluent in Spanish. Mrs. McPherson lives with her husband in Silver Spring. They are expecting a baby in June.

Jeanine Regan taught 3rd grade and 5th grade for ten years in Montgomery County Public Schools before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Two years ago, Mrs. Regan started teaching in the preschool program at Resurrection in Burtonsville. Mrs. Regan is a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and the University of Maryland College Park, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Regan is a Maryland-certified teacher and holds a Master's degree in Middle School Mathematics. She and her husband, Chris, live in Silver Spring with their daughter Madelyn, who is in Kindergarten. They are active SJB parishioners and school parents. 



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