Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K

Authoring in a solid foundation of faith and true love of learning


Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten (PHL Pre-K) was established in 1968 as an outreach program to address the needs of families with preschool children. It is governed by a Preschool Board consisting of church members, many of whom are parents of PHL preschoolers and local teachers as well.  PHL Pre-K typically runs a September - May regular school year. We currently offer classes for the following ages:
  • 2 1/2 year old preschool program
  • 3 year old preschool program
  • 4/5 year Pre-Kindergarten program
 We are proud of and very confident in the school program developed here at Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K over the years. We also continue to evaluate new programs, educational tools and technologies, and ideas to incorporate into the school program itself, striving to remain up-to-date and focused on providing a quality and competitive learning environment. Through dedication to the most current learning strategies, as well as an emphasis on a variety of learning styles within each classroom, we promise to encourage each child to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others, while helping them to feel secure in this first transition into a formal learning setting. We take our responsibility as educators very seriously, and we invite you to review our school programs. If you are interested, we encourage you to make an appointment for a visit, or feel free to contact us any time with further questions. We look forward to speaking with you!

**Contact us today for more info and pricing. Scholarships are available to those who are in financial need and qualify for the program.
***PHLP is an allergy safe environment

(*Be sure to scroll down and check out our Ambassadors video section, and meet some of our past and current parents!)


2 1/2 year Preschool Program

Centered around Emergent Learning, our 2 ½ year old beginners program is available to children who have reached the age of 2 ½ by September 1. Children in this program do not need to be fully potty trained, but we do encourage potty training.

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3 year Preschool Program

This programs focus, tailored to the early learner, is to have their first full classroom experience while mastering beginning-stage learning concepts, and to continue to encourage social and emotional growth and to set the foundations for a lifetime love of learning.

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4/5 PreK Program

Our Pre-K program is designed as an interactive learning community, where children build skills vital to success in kindergarten, continue focus on all subject areas of schooling, and develop a strong sense of confidence. The Pre-K program also provides a focus on problem solving, responsive listening, using language to learn, and social, collaborative, and specific directional skills.

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Enrichment extension classes

Extension hours are available for all AM classes, ages 3 and up. Enrichment provides not only further practice, but more interactive based learning in the sciences and arts.

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Virtual Tour

Registration and Enrollment

Provided here is the link to enroll your child through our Jackrabbit system. Follow the link to create your personal parent portal and enroll your child today!
*CALL FOR PRICING or further info!!


**Please follow the links (a video is provided if you need further assistance), and be sure to register for the correct session/school year. Your school contract will be signed online after you have read through and approved all prompts. You must approve all prompts and sign the contract before being able to register. READ THROUGH CAREFULLY. The only paper you will need to provide for us before the school year will be an updated physical and shot record from your physician, or you can have it emailed to us as well. Once registered at PHLP you will be directed to a parent portal. This portal, which you will set up with your own username and password, will be for your eyes only. Be sure to always update any personal information that may change throughout the year, this is vital for our records. Please also save your link to the parent portal in your favorites, as it is specific to our school and not available through a search online.

****PHLP has the ability to choose online payment through credit card or directly through your bank. There is a small convenience fee along with this, which equals $0.35 per transaction and a small % of your total being paid . Fees are assessed at the end of each semester. FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CURRENT RATES OR FURTHER QUESTIONS.

Our Staff

Our PHLP School Staff....

Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K is proud of our highly qualified and educated school staff. The success of our program is a direct result of our teaching and administrational staff and their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and high level of commitment to every learner.

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Alyssa Drespling

School Administrative Director

Mrs. Drespling came to us in February 2020 with over 15 years of Early Childhood teaching and administration experience. She maintains her current PA state teaching certification, and has earned both her Bachelors in Elementary education and her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a Reading Specialist emphasis.

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Patricia Bruce

Lead Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class

Patty Bruce is the Lead Teacher for the 4/5-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program. This is her second year at PHL Pre-K, but her 9th year teaching early childhood education and her 21st year as an educator.

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Gail Ryan

Assistant Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class

Gail Ryan is the Assistant Teacher for the 4/5-year-old program. Beginning her journey with PHLP in 2020, she brings with her over 20 years of teaching experience as a teacher’s assistant.

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Theresa Wilkinson

Head Teacher / Lead Teacher both 3's and 2.5 classes

Theresa Wilkinson is one of our Lead Teachers for the 3 year-old and 2.5 year preschool programs, as well as PHPL's Head Teacher. This is her 6th year at PHL Pre-K and she loves being part of helping children grow stronger in every way.

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Maria Cashdollar

Assitant 3's Teacher / Spanish Teacher

Maria Cashdollar is the 3-year-old preschool Assistant Teacher and shares the classroom currently with Ms. Theresa. She is also our Spanish specials class teacher.

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Melissa Williams

Assistant 2.5 teacher / Head Substitute / 3's Enrichment Teacher

Miss Melissa began her role with us new for the 2020-21 second semester. She is excited to work at PHLP, and looks forward to continuing to increase her roles here at PHLP. She began first as a substitute and 3 yr class aide, and has increased her roles here at PHLP for the 21-22 school year.

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Information Desk

Monthly News Letter

Here you will find a downloadable copy of our PHL Post monthly newsletter. ENJOY!

PHL 2021-2022 Parent Handbook

This is the schools parent handbook, containing important information for clients about the school, what is required of them, and information about classrooms and what we offer here at PHLP. Please be sure to read through this before registration each year.

PHL 2021-2022 Covid Plan

*This plan is updated and adjusted as needed to remain current and up-to-date with the times and all regulations set for the by the state of PA.

Updated safe snack list 2021-2022

Here is the current approved snack list for the 21-22 school year. **PHLP is an allergy safe school, and works closely with parents to keep all snacks safe for your children who may have severe allergies. DUE to Covid, this years snacks must also be pre packaged (personal sized for students).

2021-2022 School Calendar

***This calendar is subject to change and only an outlook for the 2021-22 school year

3 Year Preschool yearly curriculum plan

Located here is the yearly 3 year Preschool Curriculum plan ( Curriculum FAQ sheet for all PHLP 3 year families also located in this section for your viewing). This is not a detailed weekly lesson plan layout, but is a yearly plan so that you may follow along with your child's learning, and have an idea of what they will be covering and what is expected of them here at PHLP.

3 Year Preschool Curriculum Plan FAQ for 3 yr. preschool parents

Here you will find the FAQ sheet for the guided yearly curriculum plan for Preschool parents... please see the curriculum outline above

4/5 yearly curriculum outline (with attached PA state standards)

curriculum outline for the years themes and layout of learning and subject areas, including coordinating state standards for Pre-K.

PHLP Ambassadors

Check out our latest video chat from a few Ambassadors here at PHL Pre-K!

Here you will find various videos or live chats available from several different Ambassadors of the school through out the school year. These chats will provide you with a deeper look into our programs, and answer a few questions you may have by individuals who have had children go through the program or have had direct workings within our program throughout the years.

School Announcements and Events

Upcoming Events

Chistmas Performances15 Dec 2021

Past Events

Thanksgiving Break - No School24 Nov 2021
Make-Up Speech/Hearing Screening Day16 Nov 2021
PHLP Spirit Week15 Nov 2021
Open House09 Nov 2021
3's and 4/5's Speech/Language/Hearing screenings08 Nov 2021
4/5 year prek fieldtrip04 Nov 2021
vision screenings03 Nov 2021
O.T. screening for 3 year and 4/5 year programs20 Oct 2021
No School - Indigenous Peoples Day11 Oct 2021
Outdoor Movie Night!!01 Oct 202111403 Perry Highway
First Day 3 year preschool01 Sep 2021
First day of school - 4/5 Prek & 2.5 preschool31 Aug 2021
Parent Orientation26 Aug 2021
In Service week for teachers24 Aug 2021
PHLP Summer Camp: Where Imagination Grows12 Jul 2021


  • 11403 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States

Contact our PreK Director Today through email for more info or to set up a tour