Preschool & Early Education at Parkersburg Catholic Schools

Your child deserves an exceptional education from the start. Preschool at Parkersburg Catholic Schools offers a fully customized learning experience for 3 or 4-year-old. Attending PCS for preschool ensures that your child develops social skills, listening skills, emotional development, communication skills, and a solid foundation in mind, body, and soul.

Learning at Parkersburg Catholic is fun! Students are encouraged to learn through play in all things.

Our preschool programs are developed for children age 3 and age 4. School traditionally runs Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm at our Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School (810 Juliana Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101).

Exceptional Private Preschool in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Parkersburg Catholic Schools provide a safe, affordable option for your child to attend preschool.


Our Preschool program features Early Literacy and Early Numeracy Development and focus on learning through play. STREAM (Science, Tech, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) and specials (Music & Spanish) allow students to develop a strong mind with Parkersburg Catholic Schools.


Growth is not limited to the mind with PCS. Our preschool students are actively learning through play. Our certified Physical Education teacher keeps our students moving through games and healthy exercise. We allow for unstructured play throughout the day – along with multi-sensory lesson plans.


Our catholic preschool provides a great foundation for building ones soul. Our students have daily chapel and religion classes. Catholic & Christian values are taught in all areas. We also plan special days and traditions around our faith.

  • 32% of Parkersburg Catholic Teachers are PCS Graduates

  • 52% of Parkersburg Catholic Instructors hold Masters Degrees
  • 63% of PCS Teachers are practicing Catholics

  • Parkersburg Catholic Teachers have an average of 17+ years teaching

Our small class sizes are integral for everyone knowing each other. We really are like a family. We offer a warm and welcoming environment. New students won’t feel that way for long. We are here to prepare students to take on the world and be contributing members of society.

Parkersburg Catholic prepares its students for success by setting high academic standards for achievement and helping them meet those standards, through enhanced individualized attention. We have a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate. Our ACT average is consistently 2-3 points above the national average.

We take the honor of being trusted with your children seriously. We have upgraded our security measures throughout the school system, including state of the art cameras, radios as well as engaging all of the faculty and staff in regular safety trainings.

Students are taught the importance of growing their own faith, whatever that may be. They are provided a balanced academic curriculum that integrates faith, family culture and life. Moral development and self-discipline are emphasized, while instilling the value of service to others.

Come See and Feel the Heartbeat of the School

We are excited for you to join our community and family. Once you’ve met with a Parkersburg Catholic School representative, toured our facility, and shadowed – we welcome you to apply and enroll in our school.


Application Submission & Review

Are you ready to become a Crusader? We are excited for you to join our community and family. Once you’ve met with a Parkersburg Catholic School representative, toured our facility, and shadowed – we welcome you to apply and enroll in our school.

Parkersburg Catholic Schools – West Virginia Accredited School

What is Accreditation and Why is Accreditation Important?

An accredited school system commits to continually hold high standards for its faculty, staff, leadership and board of advisors/directors to provide quality educational experiences for its students.  When a student graduates from a nationally accredited high school, that student may freely apply to any accredited college or university in the nation.  A graduate of an unaccredited school will not be considered for admission without also presenting a passing score of the GED, meaning that the high school diploma is not considered valid.

An accredited school is willingly held accountable to well-researched best practices regarding instruction, school environment, and evaluation procedures, ensuring students participate in quality educational programming.

When you start thinking about college or higher education, enrolling in an accredited school matters.

What Parents and Students Are Saying

My children both are thriving at Parkersburg Catholic. My oldest began at PCES in kindergarten, and I’ve watched her grow and change so much, both academically, but also with her faith. She asks more questions about our religion, and is excited to go to church, and learn about God. My youngest, the more “challenging” of the two, is doing well in preschool. In spite of his spirited nature, his teachers take him on with grace, and an amazing sense of calm. I’m so happy we found Parkersburg Catholic Schools, and look forward to many years to come.

PCS Parent, Review

We have loved being a part of this community. The teachers and staff are always working hard to provide a valuable education and help grow a rich faith life for our children.

PCS Parent, Facebook Review

My high school experience with Parkersburg Catholic High School has been anything but negative. Students here do not have to deal with most of the everyday stressors that many public school students have to deal with. Fights are unheard of and there is no bullying. No student has to worry about ever failing a class because of how much the teachers care about each individual student and the opportunities they provide students to better their grades. Small class sizes also ensure that a student will understand the material and be able to perform at his or her best on each assessment. It is easy to find classrooms and other students are willing to help guide new students if they are unsure of where to go. While in the school, it is easy to see that the student body loves their school, even though the population may be small. There is a strong connection to the school through the students and they love to be active in their community. The school truly makes the most out of its small size.

Parkersburg Student, Review

My child loves school, and looks forward to coming every day. Teachers and caring and knowledgeable and push him to achieve his potential. I love the faith based education. At this school, you not only learn in the classroom, you learn how to be a great person.

PCS Parent, Review

PCHS has teachers that put the students first to help them understand a challenging curriculum. The number of courses available to students is astounding, considering the size of the school. Extracurricular activities are limited only to the students’ imagination!

Parkersburg Catholic Parent, Review

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Experience Parkersburg Catholic Schools and what makes The PC Way the chosen path to remarkable education.