Little Lions Program

Saint Leo the Great Pre-School provides a variety of class choices for your 3* and or 4** year old student. Class options are as follows:

  • Tues / Thur AM 8:15am-11:15am
  • Mon / Wed / Fri AM 8:15am-11:15am
  • Mon through Fri 12:00pm-2:55pm
  • Mon / Wed / Fri 8:15am-2:55pm
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday and 8:15am-2:55pm and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons 12:00pm-2:55pm

* (children must be 3 years old by September 30th of the current year and fully potty trained)
** (children must be 4 years old by September 30th of the current year and fully potty trained)




St. Leo the Great Preschool is dedicated to the growth and success of the whole child.  Our primary objectives are:

  1. To promote a Christian attitude and basis for spiritual development.
  2. To provide an environment conducive to cognitive development.
  3. To encourage social interaction and peer relationships.
  4. To promote physical activity and exploration.
  5. To provide an atmosphere of acceptance and warmth for emotional growth.

For each child we aim to provide a stimulating environment with encouraging, patient teachers in a positive relaxed atmosphere.  The value of play as a medium to learn, to experience and to succeed is emphasized.  Children are encouraged to acquire knowledge through individual accomplishment, group interaction and to develop a love of learning.  We believe children learn by doing. The preschool program strives to promote an attitude of warmth and acceptance whereby each child can develop his/her own individuality while acquiring self-worth within the group. Ours is a process versus product environment.  What the child learns and experiencing from doing the activity is much more important than the finished product.

Preschool Application Requirements

Preschool Delayed Openings/Early Dismissals
If Fairfax County schools are closed, Saint Leo the Great Preschool will be closed. If Fairfax opens two hours late, we will meet as follows:
               AM class: 10:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
               PM class: 1:00 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
If there is an early dismissal due to inclement weather, please pick up your child promptly.
AFTERNOON PARENTS: If Fairfax announces an early closing because of weather and the children are not yet at school we will not have class. If class has started, please come promptly to pick up your child


Leading by Example to Foster Faith and Academic Growth