Philip’s Day School is a ministry of St. Philip’s United Methodist Church –
Houston providing early childhood learning experiences for children 18 months
to five years of age. The Day School is committed to offering children the
opportunity to learn, play, and grow. It is our goal to encourage your child’s
social, emotional, and spiritual growth by presenting a variety of learning
experiences appropriate to their age level, in a safe, nurturing environment.
But the best way to find out about the Day School is to visit the school. Tours
are offered daily from 9:30 am and 11:30 am by appointment. Please contact the Day School Office to schedule a visit or tour today.
Philip’s UMC Day School
5501 Beechnut Street
Houston, TX 77096
St. Philip’s UMC Day School had its beginnings back in the mid-1960’s. When first opened, the Day School was called a “nursery school” and served young children in the area with a two day per week program. In the 1970’s, the neighborhood surrounding St. Philip’s United Methodist Church was growing up and with not many young families in the area, the nursery school closed. In the early 1980’s, the school reopened under the name St. Philip’s Discovery Club and Mother’s Day Out.
In recent years, the program at St. Philip’s has grown. At the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, the school adopted the working name of
St. Philip’s Day School to reflect more on the learning environment of
the school. The Day School serves children from toddlers to five years old. We offer Mother’s Day Out and Preschool classes, and a five day a week
Pre-Kindergarten class. Lunch Bunch is the highlight
of the day for our older classes to enjoy the afternoon with friends and
Pre-Kindergarten curriculum revolves around the alphabet, phonics, math skills,
pre-reading and pre-writing skills. The class enjoys art, science, cooking,
show & tell, and many other activities which highlight the letter of the
The Preschool & MDO classes also enjoy art & science activities that center on themes throughout the year. We explore the holidays, family, nature, rodeo, friends & more in an age appropriate manner.
Each day, each class follows a daily schedule which includes indoor & outdoor play, music, large & small motor activities, snack and group story time. Chapel is led by the pastor on Wednesday mornings for Pre-K & Preschool.
Many special activities come to the Day School including visits from Station 51 – Houston Fire Dept. Ladder Truck, Dr. Carl the Dentist, Pony Rides and many more. Our Butterfly Garden is a great outdoor classroom.