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Planet Preschool

Mars Area School District's Planet Preschool is offered from November through May for children ages 3-5. The program is offered from 8:40 to 11:22 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, during a five-day school week (NoteHours of operation may be modified during state exams, midterms, finals, and other events happening within the high school.) Cost is $150.00 per year. 

Planet Preschool is held in conjunction with Mars Area High School's Child Develop-
ment I and Child Development II curriculum. High school students manage the program and are responsible for planning and implementing lesson plans. Activities often incorporate team-building and leadership skills. The program offers high school students a unique opportunity to work with and be around younger children, which helps the students to decide if they would like to pursue a career in a related field. For more information, click on the appropriate link (at right).

To be considered for Planet Preschool, your child must:

  • Be age 3 by Nov. 1 of the corresponding school year
  • Live within the Mars Area School District
  • Be potty trained


Planet Preschool is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Selections for the upcoming school year will be announced in May. To check availability or to be added to the waiting list, click on the appropriate link (at right).

For more information, contact:

Ms. Erica Flowers
Planet Preschool Coordinator
Family & Consumer Science Teacher
Ph: (724) 625-1581, ext. 3141
E-maileflowers@marsk12.org