St. John’s Preschool is a small, community based preschool in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Since its inception, St. John’s has been a Reggio-inspired program, firmly holding to the belief in the rights of children, their competencies, capabilities and intelligences. The first Head of School, Kathy Price, along with four founding members, started St. John’s Preschool in 1997.

We believe children are born with a natural curiosity about the world around them and embrace the opportunity to co-construct knowledge through inquiry and research. We practice a pedagogy of listening and observing, which, in turn, supports the development of knowledge and competencies through thoughtfully curated environments, diverse languages of expression, social relationships and educational research.

Children’s learning is further enhanced when their ideas, concepts and theories are shared in a social context. It is through their relationships and human connections that their intelligence is sustained. At St. John’s Preschool, we nurture these deep relationships and instill a lifelong love of learning in children and adults.