St. Lucas Preschool - About Us

Serving children and families in South St. Louis County and areas surrounding St.Louis, Missouri, USA

Our Philosophy


Our Preschool serves the needs of 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old children, preparing them for the Kindergarten experience, showing them that learning can be fun and demonstrating how we can work together in a group situation. 


At St. Lucas Preschool, we foster your child’s learning through direct experiences and a full-spectrum of age-appropriate activities.  Each day provides a mix of learning opportunities including creative and physical activities, language arts and free play.  It’s all provided in a nurturing environment.  The benefits to your child are many:


  • Your child will enjoy an array of first-hand experiences in order to learn and grow. Our Preschool curriculum engages your child in math, literature, natural and physical sciences, music, art, and community life.
  • Your child will learn in an atmosphere of free expression. Imaginative concepts are blended into fun learning activities.  At St. Lucas Preschool, learning is both fun and enriching for your child!
  • Under the patient guidance of our teachers, your child will learn to…
    •  develop a positive self-image,
    • be proud of his/her achievements
    • be willing to accept new challenges with confidence.
  • Finally, through play, your child will learn to…
    • be aware of the relationship between freedom and responsibility,
    • be able to accept and observe the limits and boundaries of his/her freedom,
    • develop an ability to respond to others in acceptable and positive ways.


With our small class sizes, your child will also have opportunities for one-on-one time with our caring, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and staff.  It’s a supportive environment for helping your child succeed in growing and developing so he or she is Kindergarten-ready.


            Keeping God’s Children Safe: Your child will also thrive in a safe, secure preschool setting through our KGCS program.








Our History

For 40-plus years, St. Lucas Preschool has been preparing our youngest to thrive in school through an enriching early-childhood learning program.  Founded in 1971 with an enrollment of eight children, St. Lucas presently serves up to 140 children. We are a non-profit, non-sectarian preschool open to all children. A Board of nine members of St. Lucas UCC governs us. 



 Our School Year

 The preschool operates from September to the end of May. 

Our popular Preschool Summer Camp is offered for 3 weeks in July.


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How to Find Us

Our school is located in the
educational wing of the St. Lucas
United Church of Christ.

       11735 Denny Road
     St. Louis, MO 63126
     (314) 884-6126

For more information contact Lynda Klosterman, Director