Saint Raphael Preschool is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year!

Saint Raphael Preschool, partners with parents, community members, the Church, and Saint Raphael School to continue to give our students the Catholic education they each deserve. As the only Catholic Preschool in Marin County, we focus on faith, service and academics.

Mission Statement

Saint Raphael Preschool, rooted in Dominican tradition, is committed to partnering with parents in spiritual, physical, emotional, psychological academic and intellectual development of young children. The preschool provides a safe environment where children can further their awareness of God's love and creation through informal and formal interaction with adults and other children. The preschool supports the growth of the whole child by offering a variety of opportunity to each child. The Catholic preschools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco are committed to the mission of the Church by providing quality, age appropriate learning environments that nurture the development of the whole child. Working with the families, the preschools will focus on preparing the children to be productive citizens.


Saint Raphael Preschool, a non-profit community service, is licensed by the State of California, and is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco under the leadership of the Pastor of Saint Raphael Parish. Our Preschool is located in downtown San Rafael and is affiliated with Saint Raphael School, which serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We provide a safe, stable and stimulating environment of fun, love, friendship and security for children, without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origins. We encourage the individual development of each child and value each child's individual personality. Children discover the joy of learning by exploring and playing safely and freely in age appropriate activities. Mutual trust and respect are developed using certified, nurturing teachers experienced in early childhood education. Children will interact with people, ideas and material and develop a true sense of community. Emphasis is placed on building moral values, self-esteem, problem solving, academic readiness and lifelong skills.


Saint Raphael Preschool’s 1st Annual Summer Program!

Saint Raphael Preschool now offers a summer program for children ages 3 years-5 years who are potty trained and will be enrolled in our 2018/19 School year.  The dates are from June 18th thru July 27th.  We will be offering a fun and dynamic curriculum that will be incorporating S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). You may sign up weekly or for the entire program.  Each week will have its’ own fun theme while incorporating S.T.E.A.M.

June 18th-22nd- ​Science- “Beach/Under the Sea”

June 25th-29th-​ ​Technology- “Blast Off!”

July 2nd-6th- ​​Engineering- “Build It!”  (no school on Wed. July 4th)

July 9th-13th- ​Art- “Make Believe and Fairy Tales”

July 16th-20th- ​Math- “Insects Galore

July 23rd-27th- STEAM FUN!


Please contact our Director, Edith Yates, to schedule a tour of our Preschool and to learn more about our first annual summer program. Click the button down below to print a summer program application!