St. Philip's umc day school

St. 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. Please contact the Day School Office to schedule a visit or tour today.

St. Philip’s UMC Day School
Lic. #242168
5501 Beechnut Street
Houston, TX 77096

Facebook @spumchoudayschool

Curriculum and activities

The 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 week.

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.

st. philip's day school summer fun 2023!

The Day School Summer Fun Program is for children ages 2 years through 5 years of age, and is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer beginning June 6th through August 11th (10 weeks), split into 3 sessions. The day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 2:30 pm.

Day School Summer Fun is a more relaxed format than our school year. We get outdoors, spread our wings, get our feet dirty and have fun! Activities include storytelling, art, dramatic play, kite flying, exploring science and music, splash day 1-2 times per session, and many more surprises!

For a fun summer, Day School Summer Fun is the place to be! For information contact Susan Smith at 713-666-2761 or

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St. Philip's day school history

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 activities.


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