St. Patrick Preschool

St. Patrick Preschool is located in the lower level of the main school building, adjacent to the cafeteria. We offer two-, three-, and five-day sessions.

Mr. Aaron Thelen is the lead teacher for St. Patrick Preschool.  Aaron has worked with daycare/preschool children for many years, did a one-year stint in our school office, and returned to the preschool in the fall of 2015.

Enrollment Requirements

Children must be three by September 1 and must be toilet trained.

Families will need to fill out the following forms:

  • Student Enrollment Form
  • Child Information Form
  • Health Appraisal Form
  • Tuition Contract
  • Class Preference Form
  • Families will also need to provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate

Please contact the Preschool at 517-647-7551 for enrollment forms.


St. Patrick Preschool is a licensed preschool.  Tuition is tax deductible as a childcare expense.  Tax ID# 38-1390536.

Class Requirements
  • Students for the three-year-old class should be three by the first day of class and toilet trained.
  • Classes for four-year children are intended for children who would be attending kindergarten the following year.

Cognitive skills, social interaction, language development, art projects, field trips, music/finger plays, and holiday activities are part of the established guidelines which are keys to positive child development.

We incorporate a Smartboard in many areas of learning.  We also have scheduled gym time for the children.  Mr. Aaron and his guitar are a big part of our preschool music program.

Monthly Christian themes are incorporated into the curriculum as well to provide an important spiritual dimension.  Basic concepts covered include colors, shapes, name recognitions, left/right, over/under, counting/numbers.

Fine motor skills are emphasized and include tracing/writing, painting, pasting, cutting and coloring.

Outdoor playtime
  • Three-year olds spend their outdoor time in the grassy area across West Street.
  • Four-year olds are taken to Alton Park across Grand River Avenue.  In preparation for next year, we use this as a learning opportunity, teaching them the safe and proper way to cross the street.

Friday, March 13, 2020



St. Patrick School is not in session until further notice due to the Governors ordered shut down.

While the school building is closed during the Governor’s ordered shutdown, we will continue with the education of our students via Google Classroom online (grades 6-12) and weekly assignment packets (grades K-8).

There will not be a pick up or drop off of educational materials on Monday, March 30.
Elementary students have received work to extend through April 3rd.  Secondary students will continue to receive lessons via Google Classroom. We hope students will be able to turn in all completed work when school resumes on Tuesday, April 14. Please note that teachers will not be sending any coursework or lessons during Spring Break.