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St. Andrew’s Nursery School and Kindergarten: An Eleven-Year Winner In The “Best Of South Jersey” Contest!!
Jill Mayo, M. Ed
Jill Mayo (M.Ed.) has been the director of St. Andrew’s Nursery School and Kindergarten since 1989. Committed to nurturing and educating young children in a positive manner, she has carefully selected a loving and dedicated staff of twenty. The school’s philosophy is to provide children with a well-rounded program that emphasizes age appropriate learning through play. St. Andrew’s has been licensed by the State of New Jersey since 1966, and its solid reputation draws families from the tri-county area.
By Jill Mayo, M. Ed
Published on September 29, 2012
St. Andrew’s Nursery School & Kindergarten (, Route 70 near the Ellisburg Intersection in Cherry Hill, opened its doors on September 10th for the 47th year! 

St. Andrew’s Nursery School & Kindergarten (, Route 70 near the Ellisburg Intersection in Cherry Hill, opened its doors on September 10th for the 47th year!  The school, voted a winner in the “Best Nursery School of South Jersey” contest by The Inquirer and Courier Post (11 years), began as an outreach of the Church in 1966 and continues to provide for children a warm and safe environment in which to explore and be creative.

According to Director, Mrs. Jill Mayo, B.S., M.Ed., “St. Andrew’s offers a well-rounded program with more certified teachers than the state requires, and we keep the number of children in each class less than the state allows.  These two factors ensure that the children receive necessary and valuable one-on-one attention.  The teachers provide the children with many first-hand experiences, small group learning activities, and opportunities to develop their individual skills and interests.  The school firmly believes that the impact of education during the first five years of a child’s life has a longer-lasting and stronger effect than at any other age.  Even the best home environment needs to be enhanced by early contacts with groups of children.”

St. Andrew’s offers a total of 23 classes, including 2 Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrichment Classes (5 year olds), 3 Parent-Toddler Classes (18-35 months), 2 Mother’s Morning Out Classes (2 year olds) and 13 Nursery School Classes (2 ½ – 4 year-olds).  Parents may choose either the morning or afternoon session.  No full Day Care is offered.
The Toddler and Parent classes are for children who are at least 18 months by October 1st.  Each class meets once a week from 9:15-11:15 a.m.  In addition to the benefits for the children, the objectives of the program are to enable parents to gain insight into the growth and learning patterns of their toddlers during this critical stage of development.  Play sessions offer parents, teachers, and children an opportunity to work together in a warm, supportive environment.

The curriculum in both the Nursery School and the Transitional Kindergarten is centered around language arts, science, creative arts, and music with the goal of fostering individual curiosity, language development, and readiness for learning.

All of the large, airy and well-equipped classrooms, indoor gymnasium, and play room overlook the state of the art, one -acre playground, complete with slides, climbing equipment and sand boxes – all challenging the imagination and physical capabilities of the child.

Children enrolled in the school come from Cherry Hill, Marlton, Pennsauken, Cinnaminson, Audubon, Mount Laurel, Merchantville, Moorestown, Haddonfield, Voorhees, and other surrounding communities.

VERY LIMITED OPENINGS REMAIN AVAILABLE FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR.  Inquiries are welcomed and inspection of the school facility is encouraged.  Please visit our website or call the school office at 856-429-4470 for a brochure or for more information.   

St. Andrew’s Nursery School & Kindergarten admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admission policies or in any school administered programs.

As seen in Burlington County Woman and Camden County Woman