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Growing in God's Love

As a ministry of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, we aim to provide excellence in education and to share God's love with young children and their families.

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We are currently enrolling students for the 2023-24 school year and are offering the following classes. The best way to begin the registration process is to tour our school. We are conducting tours by appointment.


Preschool Prep-2s FULL

Classes available on Monday, Wednesday or Friday

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Preschool 3s (2-Days) FULL

Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Preschool 3s (3-days) FULL

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kindergarten Prep SPACES AVAILABLE

Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Welcome, 2023!

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Committed to Excellence

The preschool at St. Matthew Lutheran Church began in 1972 as a co-operative nursery school with a firm commitment to helping each student reach their unique potential intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. After over forty years of service to the community,  we remain dedicated to providing excellence in education and faith formation in a safe, nurturing Christian environment. While we have changed the co-op piece of our program, we maintain the strong partnership between the parent and teacher as a top priority. We continue to strive to  provide what is best for children developmentally and academically to best prepare our students for the next stage in their growth. We remain committed to the ideal that “play is the work of childhood” and that is how children learn best.

  • We provide excellence in  education in a safe, nurturing Christian  environment.

  • We are a licensed facility through the Maryland State  Department of Education License #75043 and we participate in the Maryland Excels program.

  • We offer educational programs for children ages 2, 3, and 4 year old children, as well as Kindergarten Prep.

  • Extended day options available. 

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 What's New at St. Matthew Preschool?

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100th Day Circus

Come one, come all, to the 100th day of school! What a way to spend the day celebrating 100 days of learning and fun. Numbers were the stars of the day! We enjoyed fun math centers and counting unlike any you've seen before!  It was the best show on earth!

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 Teddy Bear Clinic

We enjoyed a fun morning learning with the healthcare professionals at Upper Chesapeake. As part of a good health and hygiene unit, our three year old students, "treated" their bears with care. We learned about the tools and materials our docs and nurses use to keep us healthy and to heal our bodies. 

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Special Events

Field Trip to Harman's Farm

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Field Trip to Harman's Farm

October 2019

We love our annual trip to Harman's Farm and this year did not disappoint!

Each year we learn about the power of a single seed and what it needs to grow into the delicious fruits and vegetables we enjoy. We had perfect fall weather to enjoy a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin picking, and exploring in the hay maze. We enjoyed a fall treat of cookies and apple cider, as well as being together for this fun fall event. 


Friendship Feast

November 2019

We are grateful for our preschool community! Thanksgiving is a special time to share a meal and celebrate tradition. We love when our families can get together and participate in the fellowship and learning. 

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Christmas Program and Party

December  2019

This year our 3s performed a special Nativity play reminding us all of the reason for this beautiful season: Our Lord Jesus Christ.  We enjoyed singing some new Christmas songs and some old favorites. Our 4s performed the Nutcracker for us to enjoy a little Christmas magic. A special time of fellowship followed our program, fun making gingerbread houses, and visiting the train garden. 

Schedule a Tour!

Visitors are always welcome to our school. If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch.

1200 E Churchville Rd Bel Air MD United States 21014

(410) 838-3178

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