Currently, the school serves students in prekindergarten through eighth grade, who left their imprint on the new building; each student put his/her name on a rock that went into the building’s foundation, according to a statement from St. Stephen School.
St. Stephen preschool students sang a song and helped with the ceremonial dig with a shovel.
Senator J.B. Jennings presented the school with a citation, and a small reception followed in the school’s hall.
The new building on the school's 38-acre campus will contain three rooms—a classroom for three-year-olds, a classroom for four-year-olds and a shared resource room.
These will allow St. Stephen School to offer an expanded preschool schedule:
- A Pre-K3 program from 8 to 11 a.m. with a choice of Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule
- A Pre-K4 program five days a week from 8 to 11 a.m. or noon to 3 p.m.
- Extended care for both Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 until 3 p.m. for an additional fee.
The new preschool building will be completed in time for the 2014–15 school year, according to a statement from St. Stephen School.