Highland Presbyterian Church Preschool





Classes Offered

Early Learners

Our early learners class is offered for children ages 3-4. The main goal of this class is to develop the social skills needed to be a productive member of a classroom. We will also introduce basic academic skills through play and mini lessons.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:30-11:30 am


Our PreK class is offered for children aged 4-5 years old who are hoping to prepare for Kindergarten. This class will focus on getting the students kindergarten ready both emotionally and academically.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays


Both of our classes are an outreach project of Highland Presbyterian Church. The message of Jesus Christ will be woven throughout our curriculum. It is our hope to assist in raising young disciples of God. We welcome all families to get involved in our many other church programs.


Our curriculum was written using the PA Keys State Standards. Students will encounter topics in the following subject areas: math, science, literacy, social studies, phonics, social skills, and bible.

What They’ll Learn

Classroom Rules & Procedures

Letter Recognition

Letter sounds

Writing letters & numbers

Basic Shapes


Bible Stories


Number Association


Living Things

Five Senses

Meet the Teacher 

Marlena Priester is our Preschool director, as well as our Children & Youth Ministry Leader. After graduating from Laurel High School, Marlena obtained her bachelor’s degree in Early Elementary Education from Grove City College.  She has taught in both early learning and public elementary school settings during the past 4 years.  She is excited to teach a smaller group of students this year in order to truly meet each child’s individual needs.

Early Learners Class: $65 monthly
Pre-Kindergarten Class: $80 monthly

*Discounted Rates for Highland Presbyterian Church Members*

Please fill out our registration form and return to:

Highland Presbyterian Church & Preschool

708 Highland Avenue

New Castle PA 16101

Registration Form 2018-2019