Fairmont Preschool

Fairmont PreschoolFairmont PreSchool, Kettering Ohio
3705 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering, OH 45429


Coleen Petrello, Director

ESTABLISHED 1957 – Fairmont Church Preschool is celebrating its 57th anniversary: 57 years of continued operation and service to the community in early childhood education.  Although sponsored by Fairmont Church, the program has never been limited to church families and many of the children are from non-Fairmont families.

Fairmont Preschool offers children a wide variety of creative and educational toys and equipment.  Rooms are spacious and well planned, providing an excellent environment for both group and individual play and activities.

The staff is highly qualified and members continue their education by regularly taking courses and attending meetings, conferences and workshops.

The school is self-supporting and non-profit.  A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is to be paid at the time of registration.  Tuition for the 2-day/3-years-old by 9/30 session is $855 ($95 per month) and $1125 ($125 per month) for the 3-day/4-years-old by 9/30 session.  In the event that two children from the same family are enrolled in Fairmont Preschool, the registration fee and tuition are adjusted for the second child.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services license the school.  Our student/teacher ratio is 10/1 in the 3-day group and 8/1 in the 2-day group.  Our maximum group size is 10 and 8 respectively.

Fairmont Preschool is in operation Monday through Friday, from the third week in September through the third week of May. Our hours are 8:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Fairmont Preschool does not discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability or national origin.

Visits for prospective students and their families may be scheduled by calling the director, Mrs. Coleen Petrello, at school, 299-3539, Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m.


Our purpose is to provide a Christian atmosphere to supplement and enrich a children’s home life. Our goal is to help each child develop a positive self-image through daily experiences in:

  1. Gaining a measure of independence by caring for him/herself.
  2. Growing emotionally and spiritually by learning to get along with his/her teachers and peers.
  3. Learning to share toys and to wait for his/her turn.
  4. Beginning to accept some responsibility for his/her own behavior.

We strive to help each child have a first school experience that is positive and happy and will encourage a good attitude toward school, teachers, friends, and learning.