St. Rose of Lima School
Founded in 1959, St. Rose of Lima School is a parish Catholic elementary school in Massapequa, NY, in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Following the NYS Common Core Standards in reading, language arts and math as well as the diocesan curriculum, the school educates students through eighth grade, with full-day Kindergarten as well as a part-time Preschool Program for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten children.
In November 2009, St. Rose of Lima School was awarded accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Middle States Association is a non-governmental, non-profit, peer-administered organization providing leadership in public and private school improvement. This accreditation is recognized around the world as an indication of trustworthiness, quality assurance and educational integrity. Please visit the About Our School - Middle States Accreditation section of this website for more information on the Association and the meaning of accreditation.
St. Rose of Lima’s Preschool includes Nursery (for 3 year olds) and Pre-Kindergarten (for 4 year olds) programs. Our Nursery classes are held two days a week, and Pre-K is three days a week; there are morning or afternoon sessions for both. In addition, there is a full day Pre-K program on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. We have a state-certified administrator with more than 35 years' experience; a state-certified early childhood education teacher holding a Master’s Degree; a full-time teacher’s assistant; and a school nurse on site. Classes are generally limited to 20 children. The implementation of the New York State Common Core Standards begins in the Pre-K program. The children's day consists of structured and unstructured time, social and age-appropriate academic activities, music and crafts, snack, and outdoor play in our private Preschool playground adjacent to the classroom. Formal, daily instruction in Religion begins in Pre-K.
Tuition Information - Preschool
Tuition can be paid annually or monthly via check, credit card or checking account automatic deduction. Please call the school office at 516 541-1546 for tuition rates.
Open Houses & Tours
For those considering admission to St. Rose, Open Houses are held in early December and late January during Catholic Schools’ Week. Tours, guided by trained parents, are available upon request during the year. This is a great opportunity to see our school in session, visit the classrooms, tour the building and meet our teachers, principal and members of our parent organizations. Visit About Our School - Open Houses & Tours for upcoming dates.
Please see our brochure for Preschool which contains information on the most frequently asked questions about our program. The brochure is located under About Our School - Preschool Brochure.