St. Irenaeus Preschool

After 88 years of serving children in K-8 in the Oakmont area, St. Irenaeus ended it's K-8 program in June 2015 and is taking a new direction.
In the fall of 2015, the main St. Irenaeus School building, located on the beautiful tree lined streets of Oakmont, will continue offering an Early Childhood Program.
Under the direction of certified faculty and caring volunteers,the Preschool program will provide multiple learning experiences for children ages 3 and 4.
Make sure you come and visit this little gem! St. Irenaeus School has been recognized for 88 years for it's quality education and family atmosphere of caring and the Preschool will carry on that legacy!.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students30 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Comfortable and safe clothing for play and adventure!)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,200
Tuition NotesTuition Scholarships Are Availableif eligible
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$500
Admissions DirectorMrs. Jill Hubert

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sport
SportsSoccerSoccer

School Notes

  • Scholarship assistance for preschool tuition available upon request
  • Afterschool program available from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Parent involvement encouraged
  • Field trips, computer class 
  • Nurturing  Christian environment of caring and respect
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cheswick
    Grades: K-12 | 151 students
    2.6 miles
    1407 Pittsburgh St
    Cheswick, PA 15024
    (724) 274-4846
    2.6 K-12
    151
  • Monroeville
    St. Bernadette School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 303 students
    6.5 miles
    245 Azalea Dr
    Monroeville, PA 15146
    (412) 372-7255
    6.5 PK-8
    303
  • Murrysville
    Grades: PK-8 | 273 students
    10.3 miles
    3264 Evergreen Dr
    Murrysville, PA 15668
    (724) 733-8840
    10.3 PK-8
    273
  • New Kensington
    Grades: PK-8 | 217 students
    6.5 miles
    110 Elmtree Road
    New Kensington, PA 15068
    (724) 339-4411
    6.5 PK-8
    217
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-8 | 422 students
    6.2 miles
    325 Emerson St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    (412) 441-1582
    6.2 PK-8
    422

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We've had two children attend St. I's and we absolutely love it. The teachers truly care there for well-being and development of their students. We couldn't be happier. The kids always have fun and come home excited to share what they learned at school. We look forward to sending our youngest as soon as he's preschool age!
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5  
Our son loves it! The teachers and staff are always smiling, and are great at communicating everything to the parents. It has been a wonderful experience sending our child here!
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5  
St. Irenaeus School has recently received it's Reaccreditation for the next 10 years from the Middle States Association! Congratulations! Over the years it has developed into a high quality school, with an excellent curriculum which includes Robotics and Computer Technology classes. Each year students are selected for the National Carson Scholar Award, and for the past several years students have taken First Place in the Junior Achievement Pittsburgh's Future Now program. The school has also received awards in the annual Elks Drug Awareness Contest, the annual Allegheny Fire Prevention Essay and Poster Contest, Basketball Tournaments and many other events too numerous to mention here. St. Irenaeus School has a feeling of PEACE when you enter the school where character and values are held in high regard. The faculty is constantly working on their professional development by attending conferences and workshops in their area of expertise. It is a small school, but BIG on quality curriculum , instilling character value , parental involvement and most of all a Christian witness of service to those in need. It is truly a hidden gem in Oakmont!
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