Good Shepherd Preschool

Recognizing the importance of early childhood education, St. Clare School is proud to offer The Good Shepherd Preschool to develop faith formation and academic excellence for our youngest learners in the community. Our programs offer an active and loving Christian environment that will assist preschoolers in developing to their potential through the guidance of professional teachers.

The Good Shepherd Preschool is affiliated with St. Clare Catholic School. The Good Shepherd Preschool is located on the campus of St. Nicholas Church.

The Good Shepherd Preschool provides a foundation for quality Catholic education through prayer, song, and play for our youngest students. We are committed to encouraging the spiritual, physical, academic, and emotional development of each child through discovery-based hands on learning. Enrichment programs enhance children’s experience at school by allowing them to explore learning with cooking, art, and music.

We are extremely fortunate to have the Catechesis of the God Shepherd each week as the foundation of our faith education. It is special to see the children explore and learn about their faith and be able to connect these experiences to what they see at church.

Preschool (3 and 4 year olds)

Full day (8:30 am - 3:30 pm).  Alternate pick up time of 1:30 pm is available.

Students attend Monday thru Friday

Pre-K (for those entering Kindergarten next year)

Full day (8:30 am -3:30 pm). Alternate pick up time of 1:30 pm is available.

Students attend Monday thru Friday

Extended care will be added from 7:30 - 8:30 am and 3:30 - 5:30 pm. 

Please Note:

All adult volunteers and employees who work with children have completed diocesan training as well as Illinois and DCFS background checks.


Sherri Hertler, Director of The Good Shepherd Preschool

sherri.hertzler@saintclareschool.org or 618-726-6532