About Us

St. Luke Preschool operates on the campus of St. Luke United Methodist Church in downtown Columbus.  We are located in the beautiful and historical St. Luke Church building.  The preschool is organized into nine classrooms and serves children from ages three months to four years old.church building

Our downtown Columbus location gives our staff the opportunity to take children on a variety of walking field trips - whether to take in a play at the Springer Opera House, visit the fire station, or see the ins and outs of the post office.  In order to ensure the safety of our students, we have security guards stationed at the intersection of Third Avenue and Eleventh Street during the school day.  (Our security guards also escort our students on any walking field trips.)  All buildings on the St. Luke campus have secure entrances to further ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Our Mission

The mission of St. Luke Preschool is to provide a loving and secure environment where children can develop socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.

Our Philosophy

  • We are a ministry of St. Luke Church, committed to teaching our preschoolers about God's love and Christian values.
  • We strive to provide a safe, nurturing, child-friendly environment where children are treated with respect and dignity.
  • We individualize instruction to meet the unique needs, developmental stages, and learning styles of all children.
  • Our program addresses the four developmental domains of social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language growth to provide the whole child with the foundation needed for his/her next school experience.
  • We encourage partnerships between preschool families and our school staff, and we work cooperatively with our community and with other St. Luke ministries.

Daily Operation

St. Luke Preschool operates from 9:00am-1:00pm, Monday through Friday.  During the school year, we offer several sessions to meet the needs of our families.science center

  • Infant Class
    • 1 day (Friday)
    • 2 days (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Toddler Class
    • 1 day (Friday)
    • 2 days (Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Two Year Old Class
    • 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    • 5 days (Monday through Friday)
  • Three Year Old Class
    • 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    • 5 days (Monday through Friday)
  • Four Year Old Class
    • 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    • 5 days (Monday through Friday)

Early Arrival

Teachers are ready and eager to greet children in the classrooms at 9:00am.  Teachers use the time prior to 9:00am to prepare for their day.  We offer "Early Arrival" starting at 8:30am for those parents who need to drop off prior to the 9:00am Preschool start time.  An additional fee applies for early arrival drop off.