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The Preschool Love of Learning

A Gambit New Orleans Best Nursery/Preschool

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Named in the top 3 of "Gambit's Best Nursery/Preschool in New Orleans" four years in a row, our Preschool program nurtures the innate sense of wonder each girl has about herself and her world – a gift from God.

Throughout the Preschool years, our curriculum emphasizes the joy of discovery and enables her to develop a positive self-concept, a love of learning and essential readiness skills.

Students are also introduced to special Sacred Heart traditions with events unique to Preschool like the Blessing of the (plushie) Animals and a Sink or Swim science experiment around the Rosary campus fountain.

“I like to learn how to write pattern books and new words. And I like reading my patterns books to my friends.”
-A.F. '33


Prekindergarten is a full-day program that provides a secure and stimulating environment to nurture the ever-active minds of four- and five-year olds. A literary-based approach integrates the study of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

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Language arts includes letter recognition, letter formation, and phonological awareness. Oral language skills include listening to, retelling and narrating stories. Children also learn there is meaning in their words as they watch teachers write what they say. Math activities foster an understanding of number sense through the use of manipulatives. By playing games in small groups, children learn counting, comparing, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting and problem solving.


Kindergarten is a full-day program that integrates structured as well as unstructured activities for five- and six-year-olds. Whole group instruction and small group lessons meet the needs of individual learning styles.

Language arts activities include reading instruction, letter formation, listening skills, comprehension and creative writing.The math curriculum includes the use of manipulative materials to reinforce an understanding of abstract concepts. Social studies includes an introduction to and cultural exploration of New Orleans and Louisiana with monthly interactive activities across the curriculum. 

The kindergarten program promotes spiritual development, encourages positive social interactions and reinforces a positive attitude toward school and learning.

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After-School Programs & PLUS

After-school enrichment programs allow students a chance to try out new opportunities and have fun – right here at ASH! Learn more about Afternoons at ASH >

Currently offered by semester, PLUS is a fee-based after-school service designed to allow Little Hearts-Grade 4 students choice time during the after school hours in a safe and supportive environment. Learn more about PLUS >

PLUS offers after-school care from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m.

NOTE: After-school programs currently suspended due during COVID-19

As seen on "Today with Hoda & Jenna" ... preschool wanted to welcome Jenna Bush Hunger on the Today Show in her first week and help her with the states in alphabetical order.

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