Kindergarten

For 130 years, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools provided the most recognized academic program in Petaluma. For young students, the path to success in high school, college and beyond begins in the primary grades. At St. Vincent’s we recognize the importance of balancing academic standards with the developmental stages of the child. Through hands-on exploration and activities, small group instruction, and partnership with parents, our primary students begin building the foundation to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and effective communicators.

For 12 years, St. Vincent de Paul Elementary Kindergarten has offered a full day program, educating the whole child --- personally, socially, academically and spiritually, in a safe, nurturing environment. With exceptional teachers, high expectations, and enrichment opportunities, the program offers a unique experience located in our historic, original St. Vincent’s Academy Building.

Kindergarten Parent Tours
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:45-9:45 am
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 8:45-9:45 am

We feature small class sizes, but enjoy opportunities to join with the student body across our school community. Our students leave kindergarten reading, writing sentences, thinking critically and solving problems. Students learn how to listen attentively, actively participate, collaborate with peers, and become organized for success throughout their education.

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarteners Benefit From:

Kindergarten Open House for Prospective Parents and Students Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:00-6:30 pm

Open House for K-8 Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:30 am-12:00pm

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1st And 2nd Grade

We offer a strong curriculum in reading, writing, math and science with standards above and beyond common core. Our program offers enrichment in technology, PE, art, music, and library. We are proud that our graduates, many of whom started their St. Vincent’s journey in 1st grade or 2nd grade, are currently attending leading colleges and universities such as UCLA, Harvard, Reed College, USC, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and many other notable academic institutions.

We encourage our students to be kind and helpful, to listen, actively participate, stay on task, and write clearly and correctly. Students learn about their community and world around them, collaborating on community service projects. Your child will be a part of an engaging environment that includes:

  • Small group instruction in English Language Arts
  • Character development through our Virtues Program
  • Technology instruction in the “Mac Lab”
  • STEM projects incorporated into the curriculum
  • Accelerated Reader Program
  • Field trips to enhance the student experience

Open House for K-8 Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:30 am-12:00pm

Schedule a Tour or Sign-up for the Open House

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Teachers

Kindergarten - Mrs. DeAnn Sarlatte is an alumna of St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School and High School. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies and minor in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. She has a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and is a member of the school’s leadership team.

1st Grade - Miss Ashley Ludlow is the most recent addition to our staff. She has B.A. in Sociology and minors in Education and Applied Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Ashley also holds a Certificate in Sports Management from UCSB and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Dominican University.

2nd Grade - Mrs. Katie Salmassian has a B.A. in Philosophy/Classics and a St. Ignatius Institute Certificate from the University of San Francisco and a M.A. in Teaching from the University of San Francisco. She holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and is a member of the school’s leadership team.

Need-based financial aid is available.