Our Philosophy

"Our family absolutely loves St. Jude's Preschool!! Our 2nd child will be attending in the fall, and I can't imagine trusting anyone else with my children!! It is truly a hidden gem in Rochester!"

Jennifer Paolucci

"As an early Ed/Special Ed teacher....and a very protective Mama....I observed 6 local preschools. This is the school I chose for my precious little girls. Anna just completed her first year and without any hesitation as a teacher and mom, I am confidently enrolling Anna into the four year old program and Gracie in the three year old program! For people that know me, you know my expectations are pretty high to say the least. Mrs. Grant met every single one!!!"

Kim Eallonardo

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our Age Requirement

"St Jude's offers an exceptional preschool program for both 3 and 4 year old children. The teachers at this school are truly amazing and have provided my daughter with a strong educational foundation as she enters kindergarten. It has been a wonderful experience sending her to St Jude's for the past 2 years, and I look forward to my son sharing the same experience!"

Lisa Brown

The building opened in 1999. We have a full size gym, restaurant style kitchen, and separate snack and play areas. Our three spacious classrooms are clean, bright, and child friendly.

"The teachers at this preschool are wonderful!! As a recently retired teacher, I highly recommend this school!!"

Rhonda Mannara

Please make all checks payable to St Jude the Apostle Church. They should be mailed to or dropped off at the office at 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester NY 14606

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"Love, love, love the preschool program at St Jude's. The teachers are exceptional! After the 4yr old program the children are more than ready for the new common core NYS guidelines that kindergarten requires. It's definitely a hidden gem in Monroe County!"
Stephanie Ruffino

We believe that young children learn best in an academically oriented and structured environment with a small student to staff ratio.

NY State law requires that your child's birthday be as follows:


To be eligible for the three year old program, your child must be born before December 1, 2013


To be eligible for the four year old program, your child must be born before December 1, 2012



All children must be completely toilet trained before they start our program.

Three Year Old Program

$130 per month

$1,170 per year


Four Year Old Half Day Program

$190 per month

$1,710 per year


Four Year Old Enrichment  Program

$320 per month

$2,880 per year


There is also a $100 registration fee. This fee must be included with the completed registration form 

Our School year

With a combined 45+ years of experience educating children at St Jude's Preschool, this dedicated staff has proven to be an integral part of our children's preschool experience.

What our parents Are saying

our Facility

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!!!!

Call Dianna Grant at 615-9182

Our "Summer Fun Programs" are offered to three, four, and five year old children who are either entering preschool or kindergarten in September.


Check back for more info.


There will be several fun and educational activities offered throughout the week, including science and nature exploration, art and music, gym activities, along with different theme days. Snacks will be provided for all programs, each child in the full day program will need to bring their own bagged lunch.


"After sending my son to a 3 yr old program at another school and having a bad experience, St Jude's was a blessing! The teacher's Loved my son and treated him like their own! He LOVED school and is beyond prepared for Kindergarten! Couldn't ask for a better school. If you have a 3 or 4 Year old get them signed up! You will Love it just as much as we do!"

 Christie Wollschleger

"I cannot say enough positive things about this preschool! The teachers are amazing. They will treat your child like he or she is their own. My son and daughter attended St. Jude's, and both were more than ready for kindergarten. I highly recommend this preschool!"

Hollie Tata

our tuition

St Jude's Preschool

St Jude the Apostle Church

4100 Lyell Road Rochester, NY 14606

Dianna Grant - Teacher and Registrar

585-426-1872 or 585-615-9182


St Jude's Preschool operates on the same calendar as the Spencerport School District.

  • 3 year old class meets Tue/Thur

  • 4 year old classes meet Mon/Wed/Fri 

2016 School Year will begin on:

Three year old- Tuesday Sept.13th

Four year old - Monday Sept. 12th


3 & 4 Year Old Half day sessions:

AM Session (3&4yr): 9:00 - 11:30 am

PM Session(4yr): 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Four year old Enrichment Program:

9:00 am - 12:00pm AM Session

12:00pm - 3:00pm Enrichment Session