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At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called over a child, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” Matthew 18:1-5

Rochester Catholic Schools first opened its doors to preschool children 30 years ago at St. Francis of Assisi School - then known as St. Francis Nursery School. Today, we offer preschool at 3 locations:

  • Holy Spirit Catholic School
  • St. Francis of Assisi School
  • St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School (St. Pius X campus)

In the year 2017-2018, the program expanded to include childcare offerings at Holy Spirit and St. Pius X. Our "wrap around" childcare program allows children to arrive early, stay longer, or attend childcare on days not enrolled in preschool.

Collectively, our preschool and childcare classrooms at all 3 campuses form The Nest Early Learning Academy! Our experienced and dedicated staff work together to establish a safe and loving environment designed to foster the growth of your child's character, mind, body, and spirit.

Through structure and example, our teachers aim to cultivate confidence, compassion, and an enthusiasm for all great studies in God's creation. The Nest serves as and Early Learning Academy in preparation of a joyous and satisfying life intended to know, love, and serve the Lord!