“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10
The mission of Holy Cross Island School (“HIS School”) is to provide a fun and educational place for children to grow and learn in an environment that teaches and practices the love of Jesus Christ as a ministry of the Church of the Holy Cross.
HIS School is a licensed faith-based preschool with South Carolina Childcare. In fact, we are the only church-based preschool in Mt. Pleasant with this certification! This certification is difficult to achieve and maintain and should give you great peace in knowing your child’s preschool follows the highest standard for safety, education, and care available in the area. This distinction is established by the regulatory process within The Department of Social Services (DSS) and The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). In order to achieve this certification, HIS directors, teachers, staff, and substitutes must complete annual background security checks, 15-20 hours of annual continuing education as well as regular immunizations & physical examinations. In addition, HIS buildings, grounds, classrooms and playgrounds must meet regulatory & fire safety code for ultimate safety & security of the children.
Ones Class : Holy Cross Island School offers a special program for our littlest preschoolers. Children spend the morning enjoying free play, story time, introduction to art and music, snack, Chapel and outside time. The children are loved through the process of separating from parents and learning how to play with other little friends. This class is offered from 9am to 11:45am with 2 and 3 day options. The ratio of teacher to child in this class is 1:3.
Twos Class : In the twos we offer free play, story time, music and dance, art and creative expression, Chapel, snack and outside play. The children are introduced to the Bible, ABCs, 123’s, spatial awareness, the 5 senses and Spanish. In the twos the children are loved through the process of obedience and potty training. This class is offered from 9am to 12:30pm. Children end their day with lunch prepared and sent from home. The ratio of teacher to child in this class is 1:5 at DI and 1:6 at SI.
Threes Class : The 3’s are busy! Class begins with free play followed by circle time with weekly & daily lesson introduction, calendar, weather, classroom job assignments, and agenda review. The lessons are centered on Bible stories, verses & truths that also teach academics. Play centers reinforce the lessons and other skills the teachers are working on (fine motor, sequencing, letter/number recognition, spatial awareness, etc) to help the children learn through play. The threes also enjoy snack, storytime, outside play, Chapel and lunch. This class is offered from 9am to 12:15pm with 2 and 3 day options and an option to enroll in extended day. Our Sullivan’s Island campus also offers a 5 day option for your 3 year old. The ratio of teacher to child in this class is 1:6.
Fours Class: The fours will be preparing for a successful transition into primary school, while still enjoying the pretend play and creative learning aspects of their age. Each week they will study stories from the Bible to learn about God’s character. They will study letters through vocabulary, explore science, nature and world culture, and learn numbers and math concepts all in a loving environment. Handwriting and phonetic awareness are taught through Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Play centers reinforce the lessons and other skills the teachers are working on (fine motor, sequencing, spatial awareness, etc) to help children learn through play. The fours also enjoy snack, story time, outside play, Chapel and lunch. This class is offered from 9am to 12:15pm with an option to enroll in extended day which ends at 1:45pm. The ratio of teacher to child in this class is 1:6.