East Rochester School Will Offer More Options for Parents in its Early Childhood Program

Submitted to The Post

St. John Bosco Schools (SJBS) has announced a significant change to its early childhood education program.

Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, parents will have an array of preschool options for their children to enroll in.

Four-year-old students have the option of three or five days of enrollment with the choice of half or full days.

Three-year-old students will have the option of two half days per week.

“At. St. John Bosco Schools, the wonder of early childhood is nurtured through stories and imaginative play,” said Headmaster Colleen Richards. Movement, art and music complement an introduction to phonics and math.

The preschool expansion takes place amidst an already remarkable year of growth at the East Rochester School. Enrollment is up by 50 percent over last year at St. John Bosco Schools which includes pre-k through eighth grade.

In addition, St. John Bosco Schools launched a new high school this year – Chesterton Academy of Rochester. The high school also has plans for continued expansion.

“We are thrilled by the growth that is taking place in both our elementary and high school,” said Mark Peterson Chairman of the SJBS Board of Governors and CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise. “With parents expressing interest in more options for our preschool, it made sense that our next step would be to expand our early childhood program as well.”

SJBS is accepting application for the preschool program. For more information, call (585) 348-9401 or visit www.johnboscoschools.org.

St. John Bosco Schools (SJBS) was founded by Catholic laypersons in 2008 in response to a wave of Catholic school closings. Run by a board of governors, it is accredited by the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (napcis.org) and follows its own Catholic, classical curriculum - not the Common Core. Chesterton Academy of Rochester is a private, independent high school offering a Catholic, classical curriculum. Located in East Rochester, NY, both schools currently have nearly 120 students.