The Power of Preschool

Between the ages of 3 and 5 you will have the option of placing your child in Madonna del Sasso Preschool. Parents often ask, "Why preschool?" "Isn't my child learning enough at home or with a caregiver?" Nothing takes the place of a nurturing, loving home and no one is more important to children than their parents. Research shows that children who attend a high-quality preschool, like Madonna del Sasso Preschool, have higher math and reading skills, are better prepared for kindergarten, behave better in class, and are more likely to graduate from high school and go to college.

Our Mission

Our mission is to motivate, instruct, and nurture children in the beliefs, practices, and values of the Catholic Community, integrated with academic excellence, physical development, and leadership skills.

Preschool children


Processing Fee: $50 per child
Registration Fee: $350 per child
Smart Tuition Fee: $50 per family
Building & Maintenance Fee: $200 per family


3-Day Program $3,400
5-Day Program $5,240

Preschool Administration

Mr. Angel Rivera
Principal, Madonna del Sasso School

Miss Rita Sampaolo
Director, Madonna del Sasso School

10 Skills Children Learn in Preschool

  • Say their ABC's and identify the sound letters make (letter recognition and phonemic awareness skills relevant for reading)
  • Count to 50 orally and learn addition, subtraction, one to one correspondence, and spatial relations(math skills)
  • Writing skills: learn how to write their name, letters, and words(name and letter recognition relevant reading)
  • How to hold a pencil, crayons, markers, and scissors correctly (fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination)
  • Identify shapes, colors, body parts, animals, etc. (logical thinking)
  • Match similar items and which items are different (problem solving)
  • How to hold and care for books correctly, tracking words left to right (beginning reading skills)
  • The ability to sit still for 20 minutes at a time (patience)
  • Retell a story after it is told to them (sequencing and comprehension)
  • Memorize their phone number, street address, and prayers (critical thinking relevant for reading)

Playing children

Financial Assistance Available

Contact Us

20 Santa Teresa Way Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 424-7813

Madonna del Sasso School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age or gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.