Why SMM?

We put the “R” in STREAM

Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool will provide children an opportunity to develop spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, and cognitively in a trusting and warm environment. We believe in providing opportunities for children to develop a love of learning, respect for others, and be Christ like. In the true spirit of our Catholic faith, children here will bloom and grow through the example of Jesus Christ.

Our program

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pre-K 2, Pre-K 3)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Pre-K4)

Our preschool is in a secure location with a locked entrance and video surveillance.  We conduct regular tornado and fire drills and have a comprehensive Emergency Preparedness Plan. Our program has high standards of quality. Under the Archdiocese, each staff member is background checked and certified in CPR/First Aid.

Hands on Preschool Director

Gina DeGennaro is on site working with the staff to ensure quality care and meaningful lessons are carried out.  By being hands on, it also allows her to assess her teachers and bring them to their fullest potential.   She loves to also hear first hand what the children are interested in which allows for planning to purchase materials that support the teachers in planning around this.

Small Class Sizes

Small classes provide for individualized attention for students.  Areas of study are planned based on the class’ interests and each individual child’s development.

Interactive Technology in Use

With the use of our new ClearTouch™ Interactive Board, our teachers have infinite new options for engaging our students in a meaningful and interactive way.  We are the ONLY preschool in the area to offer this technological component to our program. This early exposure to classroom technology prepares our students well for Kindergarten.

Parish Campus Amenities and Location

St. Mary Magdalene’s campus is located on 35 acres of land in a prairie-like setting bounded by woods.  This allows us the opportunity to plan numerous outdoor activities and take the children on nature walks to discover God’s creation firsthand.   We have a brand  new state of the art secure education building with a gated, courtyard playground the children  use daily to expend energy, learn to play with each other, and practice their large motor skills.

The parcel is adjacent to the Newnan Public Library, Community Center and Police/Fire Station.

Parent Testimonials

“Our family is so grateful for St. Mary Magdalene Preschool! We couldn’t have asked for a better environment for our children to learn. The teachers are amazing and provide endless creative ways to engage the children. The staff truly love the children and we are thankful for the solid foundation in learning and the Catholic faith that they have provided.” – Sandy Gross

“I entrusted my little baby Oliver to SMM. He did not speak English so they helped him learn English. The most grateful thing was a fervor to our Catholic religion. Now he is bilingual and a servant of God. Incredible and wonderful work!” – Ronalt Contreras

“St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool has been a beautiful blessing to our family. Our daughter has progressed so much at this facility and has really blossomed. The staff has been nothing short of amazing along the way and made each student feel special and loved in their own way. Our family is beyond satisfied with this school and their amazing staff!” – The Colon Family

“St. Mary Magdalene preschool was very patient with my daughter. She was very timid at first but they were able to bring her out of her shell. She also learned how to make friends, her ABCs, and how to have fun! I would highly recommend SMM preschool to anyone who asks!” – Julianne Carley

“All three of our children attended St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool last year and absolutely loved it! Our oldest son went to SMMCCP for two years and graduated from the Pre-K 4 class this year. He loved every minute and even on the weekend looked forward to going back on Monday. Our twins were in the Pre-K 2 class and were always so sad that they were only going three times a week instead of every day like their older brother. They are excited to go back next year for Pre-K 3!” – Aubrey Schlup

“We didn’t know what to expect when we signed our daughter up for SMMCCP and the experience exceeded all of our expectations. The passion and care demonstrated by the staff shined through each and every day and our daughter truly loved going to school. Every staff member truly cares about each family and they go above and beyond to care for their students. We found a community full of support that was missing in our lives. It brought us closer to the church and the friendships that we forged continued outside of school hours with playdates and birthday parties. We dropped off a tall baby on the first day of school and by the last day, we had a caring, inquisitive little person. We feel that the positive experience she had at SMM set her up for a lifetime love of learning.” – Paul Oresteen

“My family recently moved to Georgia last year before school began and I enrolled our 3 year old at SMMCCP. We felt instantly welcomed to the parish and preschool community. The directors and teachers are just the sweetest and made my son feel so comfortable and excited to go to school each day. I saw him really thrive throughout this last year. Their preschool program has done a wonderful job of fostering relationships between families and fellow parents and I’m really grateful for the opportunity they have give us to create a home and community here.” – Mandy Elliott

“I cannot express enough how grateful my family is for the outstanding care and love provided by St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool! From the very first weeks, it felt like we had discovered a second home for our precious child. The staff’s genuine warmth, professionalism, and dedication truly set this preschool apart. Communication between the school and the parents was exceptional. The staff maintained an open line of communication, encouraging us to share our thoughts, concerns or any changes in our child’s routine. They were always responsive and approachable, creating a solid partnership that further enhanced our trust and confidence in their care. We wholeheartedly recommend SMMCCP to any parent seeking an exceptional program that feels like a true extension of their family. Our child’s time at SMM will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we are eternally grateful for the remarkable memories and the foundation they provided.” – The Liberto Family