About Us

St. Joseph Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program is serving children 3-5. St Joseph Preschool and Pre-K are located inside of St. Joseph Elementary school. 

The preschool programs strive to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for  students. Both sites follow the St. Joseph Elementary mission statement: Missoula Catholic Schools is committed to the formation of young men and women of compassion, conscience, competence and community. The programs follow the philosophy that each child is treated as an individual with individual needs that will be met through a dynamic and stimulating learning environment, using developmentally appropriate practices.


We enroll children at the beginning of each school year and through the summer. Tours are set up and given throughout the year for interested families. For a site tour please refer to the contact information below. The majority of our students continue on and enroll into St. Joseph School for grades K-8.  St. Joseph Preschool and PreK are STARS certified and Montana state licensed. St. Joseph School is a nationally accredited by the WCEA as a Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Catholic school.

Contact Us

St. Joseph Preschool and Pre-K (ages 3-5)

503 Edith st

(406) 549-7648



Our Preschool programs are open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.   We are closed on major holidays and follow the St. Joseph School calendar for the majority of the school year, providing interim care for families who are currently enrolled on some school closure days.

We offer a summer program for preschool age children (ages 3-5) at both locations during the months of June-August.

Click HERE to view our 2019-20 School Calendar


  • Green Room St. Joseph Preschool: 3-4 years
  • Red Room St. Joseph Pre-Kindergarten: 4-5 years
  • Blue Room St. Joseph Pre-Kindergarten: 4-5 years

Rates (per month)

  • 4 days a week: $750
  • 5 days a week: $800


Our curriculum is developed based off of the Montana Early Learning Standards with an added faith portion. Pre-Kindergarten students are offered religion, gym, music and art classes which are taught by specialty teachers once a week during the school year, with the specialty religion class being taught by the school principal once a month along with classroom daily lessons. Teachers follow a curriculum map, found at the bottom of this page. Teachers are well educated and strive to provide the best learning environment for each student in their classroom. Lessons are developed off of students interests, as well as guidelines from the curriculum map and the Montana early learning standards.

Curriculum Map

St. Joseph Elementary and Middle School

503 Edith Street
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 549-1290
Fax: (406) 543-4034

Loyola Sacred Heart High School

320 Edith Street
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 549-6101
Fax: (406) 542-1432

Missoula Catholic Schools Foundation

300 Edith Street
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 728-2367
Fax: (406) 542-9900

Missoula Catholic Schools Athletic Complex

Sister Rita Mudd Activity Center & Rollin Field
1040 S. 1st Street W.
Missoula, MT 59801