At Good Shepherd Preschool, we are committed to serving not just the individual needs of the child, but the needs of their family. For 45 years, we have provided a caring learning experience in the Southampton community. With that experience comes the knowledge that growth is constant. We are always growing in Christ, in compassion, and in educational development. Here you will find an environment where children rejoice in wonder and learn how to be a proud member of the community.
Our focus is providing the ideal balance of tradition and tomorrow. Your child’s educational journey has already begun at home with your family, and we’re honored to help your child develop and prepare for kindergarten. All of our programs have a common foundation of God’s presence, and a strong sense of community. Classrooms are equipped with centers and our teachers are devoted to providing exciting educational experiences. The 3- year-old and 4-year-old classes go on field trips and enjoy special in school programs from outside organizations. We have all school theme days and holiday celebrations (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.)
2-Year-Old Program: Developing social skills, free play, crafts, honing fine and gross motor abilities, discovering God’s world, introduction to basic academic topics.
Offered: Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday or Friday from 9:00-11:30
3-Year-Old Program: Continued development of social skills, art projects, gym, free play, music class, introduction to handwriting, circle time, building comprehension of core subjects (literacy, math, science, and social studies).
Offered: Tuesday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursdays from 9:00-11:30
4-Year-Old Program: Kindergarten readiness tailored to the ability level of individual children. This includes a successful program for teaching letter formation, letter recognition, circle time, science experiments, social studies units, and fun activities to introduce math concepts. There is also plenty of free play, gym, art, and music class.
Offered: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 9:00-11:30
Enrichment: This class is offered to our 4 year old students. In enrichment, we delve a little deeper into the academic world but we do it with flare! Students enjoy experiments, exciting units, and trips. This is a great way to boost a child in an area that needs developing or challenge a child who is excelling.
Offered: Fridays from 9:00-11:30
Lunch Bunch: Lunch Bunch is a fun way to extend your day at preschool. This is offered to students in our 3 and 4 year old programs who are fully potty trained. Lunch Bunch provides an opportunity to socialize with students from different classes and enjoy taking a meal together. Students play and engage in fun activities with the teacher. Parents provide lunch and drink for their child.
Offered: ala cart Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. (You may decide to go as often as you like and you do not have to register for the year. Pay as you go!) 11:30-2:30
Make believe and magic are elements found in all of our programs. That is part of what makes Good Shepherd Preschool such a special place. The gift of childhood is a precious thing and we make sure to celebrate that every day with wonder!
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Registration details are found in our registration letter. You can also download our registration form.
Good Shepherd Preschool admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.
For more information, please contact Kristen Kirschner, our school director, by phone at 215.357.4791 or email