Preschool is located in the west wing of the elementary school.

Director:  Kim Kluever              402-564-9338

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Bonaventure’s early childhood program is to prepare our children for the future, ready to reach their potential as adults by providing and encouraging a lifetime of learning based on a Catholic value system.

St. Bonaventure’s Parish is committed to providing high quality Catholic Early Childhood Education for the children of the Columbus area.  The programs are designed to be child-centered and to have developmentally appropriate curriculums that will encourage positive self confidence and foster favorable dispositions towards learning.

Each child is a gift from God and is special in his/ her own right.  We hope to build on each child’s strengths and to promote spiritual, social, physical, intellectual, and emotional growth.




Jesus and the Children

School Year Schedule and Fees

PLAY GROUP CLASSES – for 3 year olds

M-W-F  8:00 – 10:30 a.m.       T-Th  8:00 – 10:30 or 12:45-3:15

REGISTRATION FEE:  $145.00 ($100 goes towards tuition)

MONTHLY  TUITION:    M-W-F   $150.00       T-Th  $110.00

Class size limited to 8 students.              

Teachers:  Sharon Dornacker

PRESCHOOL CLASSES – for 4 year olds

M-W-F  8:00 – 10:30 a.m.   T-Th  8:00 – 10:30 a.m.      M-T-W-TH-F   12:45-3:15 p.m.

REGISTRATION FEE:   $155.00 ($100 goes towards tuition)

MONTHLY  TUITION:  M-W-F   $150.00          T-Th   $100.00        M-T-W-TH-F   $230

Class size limited to 10 students.   

Teachers:  Donna Misek

PRE-K CLASSES – for 4 & 5 year olds with a year of Preschool experience

M-T-W-Th-F   8:00 -10:30 a.m. or 12:45-3:15 p.m.

REGISTRATION FEE:   $165.00  ($100 goes towards tuition)        


Class size limited to 10 students.     

Teachers:  Cheryl Drozd

Child Care Rates:

$4.00/hour for first child

$3.45/hour for an additional sibling

The Early Childhood Programs are part of the St. Bonaventure Child Care Center.  The Center is licensed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and operates under the guidance of the Pastor and the St. Bonaventure Total Board of Education.  All of our preschool teachers are state certified.



Mrs. Drozd                                                   Mrs. Misek


Mrs. Dornacker                                           Mrs. Kloke


Mrs. Lovell                                                     Mrs. Albright


Mrs. Bruegger                                              Mrs. Steiner