Pre-K and Kindergarten
Your child's early years are the blueprint for lifelong adventures and discoveries. In our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, we create a nurturing environment where kids can explore, make friends, and learn the fundamentals to become lifelong learners!
Choose between 3 days a week or 5 days a week for Pre-K. Kindergarten is a full 5-day adventure! After-school care is available from 3-5pm, for those who need extended childcare into the afternoon.
Our teachers create a safe space for every child to shine bright and thrive! They're not just educators, but expert nurturers of cognitive, emotional, and physical growth!
In addition to the exciting things we learn every day, our specialized teachers are like adventure guides who help even our littlest Pre-k and Kindergarten students explore the worlds of technology, music, movement, and art!
Engaging weekly masses, dedicated community service, and faith-based learning help students develop a deep understanding of the importance of kindness. Watch as your child blossoms into a confident community friend, all while gaining a real love for the amazing variety and colorful stories that make up our world.
Get ready for some tech-tastic fun! Every week, our youngest learners dive into super cool technology classes. With smart boards in every classroom and age appropriate learning apps our young students build skills that will make coding and tech skills a breeze later on.
Every week, we have super fun music and art classes that make learning an adventure and ignite creativity. The power of music and art goes beyond the canvas and notes, fostering imagination, self-expression, and a deeper connection to thoughts and feelings.
Science and STEM Projects
Service in The Spotlight
At Holy Cross, we are proud of our Catholic identity. We have weekly Mass as a school, and pray in our classrooms. We have religion class every day as part of our curriculum.
Parents ask whether they need to be Catholic to attend Holy Cross, and the answer is no. We welcome families of all faiths and beliefs. Parents that are not Catholic or religious have commented on how they appreciate that their children are learning to be kind and caring to others and are excited about the various service projects we do to help our community, even at this young age.
Weekly PE Builds Skills, Improves Focus
Even at their young age, Pre-K and Kindergarten students have twice weekly immersion in the world of sports and movement through Holy Cross's dynamic PE program, where children build a solid foundation for physical activity and teamwork that will serve them well as they grow.
Hear from our families!
Holy Cross is jewel among Portland schools. When I took my son to visit his Pre-K class before enrolling, he was immediately and spontaneously welcomed by a class filled with the sweetest kids. As the year pressed on with the advent of COVID, we saw how lucky we were. The teaching through the pandemic has been outstanding as has been the communication and organization. My child is now in Kindergarten and the teaching quality continues to be excellent with a teacher who genuinely loves the children. Critically, the school is my partner in shaping my child's character along with a strong set of core values. My kiddo embraces kindness and thoughtfulness, is excited about reading, math and science and is having so much fun. The school leadership has created a strong sense of community among staff, students and parents that is welcoming to all. We LOVE being a part of it.
Holy Cross is a wonderful school. I’ve been so impressed by the dedication of the teachers and leadership, especially during the pandemic. Our daughter is loved and nurtured at Holy Cross, as well as academically challenged and enriched. We love that Holy Cross has a family-like, down-to-earth atmosphere. When we joined the school 3 years ago, we felt immediately welcomed and included. Holy Cross has plenty of opportunities for service projects, extracurricular clubs, sports and fun community events. There is so much to love about Holy Cross!