At St. Michael Academy Preschool you will find that students truly believe that someone "cares" about them. We are small enough to provide individual attention. We strive to nurture your child's need to learn, grow, and love.


St. Michael Preschool opened their doors in September 1990. Ms. Venus Elson and many generous parents coordinated a mini-marathon fundraiser-many of St. Michael Academy's students participated by running laps around our track to raise money to open a Preschool. The students who raised the most money were rewarded with a bus trip to a water park in Palm Springs! Our utmost appreciation goes out to all these students who participated and made the dream of our past administration come true- opening a Preschool at St. Michael Academy!


Director - I am pleased and I thank God every day for my return "home" to St. Michael Academy Preschool after a four-year absence. I have a degree in Child Development and many years of experience in this field and I have actively been pursuing a degree in Business Management.

I was initially hired to work at St. Michael Academy Preschool in 1991, and have had the pleasure of seeing many of our students move thru the Preschool into the Academy and graduate 8th grade, becoming young adults in our busy world. Some of them have returned and even enrolled their children with us - what a wonderful world and testament! "My past students all know that they will always be affectionately referred to as "My Cookies!" As you get to know me, you will see that I have a passion for children and their love to learn.

Staff - We have an excellent staff - I know God puts people in the right places and our teachers were put here by God. Our entire staff meets the requirements under Title 22 in accordance with the California Department of Social Services, which includes their requirements of units and CPR classes. Each teacher is very caring and insures the safety and encourages the development of each and every student!