Location 815 Wilmot Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015 Phone Number  847-945-1678 |

St. Gregory's Preschool


St. Gregory's Preschool was established in 2006 as a way for our parishioners to give back to the community we love. Our inclusive and nurturing environment blends academic progress with creativity, social and moral development, and play.

St. Gregory's Preschool offers a safe, fun-filled, and academically complete early education experience that is loved by children, appreciated by parents, and respected by local school teachers and administrators.

Learning Experience

St. Gregory's Preschool program features:

  • Small class sizes that provide individual attention and instruction
  • Experienced and dedicated child development professionals
  • A structured curriculum based on contemporary best practices for pre-K and kindergarten education
Our program serves students from Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Gurnee, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, and Wheeling, Illinois. Preschool parents work at nearby corporations including Abbott, Discover, Hyatt, Takeda, Underwriters Laboratories, Walgreens, and Wolters Kluwer.


St. Gregory's team of experienced child development professionals is led by a fully credentialed director who holds a master's degree in early childhood education as well as a teaching certificate from the State of Illinois. Our staff members:

  • Hold bachelor's degrees in education
  • Average 15 years' experience working with children
  • Bring extensive professional experience
  • Are committed to continuing education
St. Gregory's Preschool is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and exceeds their standards for teacher qualification.


We teach The Creative Curriculum for Preschool Program® program which is used by Deerfield District 109. Jolly Phonics® gives each child a strong foundation in reading and literacy, while our balanced curriculum includes valuable and fun math and science experiences. With regularly scheduled time for free play, our program helps foster growth, nurture success, and build self-esteem on several physical, social, and academic levels.

Program Structure

Our multi-aged program is designed to nurture the overall development of the individual child in an atmosphere of sharing, inclusion and support.

The curriculum has been created to provide separate, age-appropriate lessons targeted to the developmental needs of growing children. All children share classroom space and teachers, enjoying socially important and fun opportunities to play and learn together.

Supervised free play is scheduled daily, and circle time, songs, and stories are an essential part of the program. Large motor skill development activities are integrated through indoor play in our large multi-purpose area and outdoor play at nearby Mitchell Park.

What Parents Say

“I would recommend this enrichment program to anyone looking for an educational environment that is also loving, fun and provides a variety of learning experiences.”

“It is apparent that the teachers and volunteers truly care for and respect the children.”

“The small class size creates a quieter atmosphere and allows for more meaningful contact with teachers and peers.”

“Thank you St. Gregory’s for providing Deerfield with a wonderful early education program.”

”We were extremely pleased with the preschool program at St. Gregory’s and would recommend it to our friends.”


St. Gregory's Preschool Programs

(We follow the Deerfield District 109 School year calendar)

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon Session : 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch: 11:30 to 12:30 (Lunch not provided)

Registration for 2017-18 begins January 4, 2017

Registration Fee (non-refundable): $150

Monthly Tuition - 2017-2018 Academic Year:

One-Day Preschool: $130

Two-Day Preschool: $225

Three-Day Preschool: $310

Four-Day Preschool: $395

Five-Day Preschool: $450

Lunch Bunch:

Daily $12.00 per day (Lunch not included)

5% discount on monthly tuition available to parishioners in our program