Saint Raphael Preschool, a non-profit community service, is licensed by the State of California, and is owned an 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 on the campus of 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, with out 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 materials and develop a true sense of community.

Emphasis is placed on building moral values, self esteem, problem solving, academic readiness and lifelong skills.

Programs Available

2, 3 or 5-Day Program
Angels Classroom (3yr)
Saints Classroom (4yr)
Extended Care

A Typical Day

Opening & Table activites

Circle Time & Morning Prayer

Mid-morning Snack

Independent Activities/Project Time


Outside Play

Lunch Time

Story Time


Angels start at 8:30AM and end at 1PM. Saints start at 8:45AM and end at 1:15PM.

Flexible extended care is available.