St. Jude provides a hands-on, engaging Kindergarten program with a maximum class size of 20 students per class. St. Jude offers options for a full-day Kindergarten or a half-day morning session, 

Morning Kindergarten Session:
7:45 a.m. - 10:30a.m.

Extended Care Program:
Students enrolled in morning kindergarten have the option of remaining at St. Jude for an extended care program until the end of the full school day at 2:20 for an additional fee. The extended care program is housed in a classroom within the school building. Kindergarten students are also eligible for the regular aftercare program that allows students to remain at school in a supervised setting from 2:20 - 6:00.

Kindergarteners may take the morning bus or the afternoon bus if their school district of residence currently provides busing to St. Jude. 

Information will be available in the church bulletin, web site and at the school open house in January.

Parish Membership:
While priority is given to children of St. Jude Parish families, families of kindergarteners are not required to be members of St. Jude Parish. Families of kindergarteners that are members of a Catholic parish that does not offer a kindergarten program at their school will be eligible for in-parish tuition.

Families are always welcome to schedule personal tours of St. Jude.  We encourage you to meet with our administration to discuss classes and programs available while having the opportunity to ask any additional questions.

Click here for the Kindergarten Health Forms



A thorough background check is required for all those employed or volunteering to work with youth or vulnerable adults as a cleric, at a parish or school, as an Archdiocesan employee or at an Archdiocesan institution. All volunteers and employees are required to complete the electronic/online background check through SELECTION.com prior to beginning their volunteer activity or employment. In addition to the electronic/online background check, employees are required to complete manual fingerprinting and submit a B4 form before begin- ning their employment at an Archdiocesan parish, school, or institution.