ABOUT US: Policies & Procedures
no daycare services available

Noah's Ark School is a nondenominational Christian school providing instructional services for students in Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3-5), Kindergarten, and 1st and 2nd grades. Noah's Ark first opened in 1996 on site at St. John's Christian Church in Cessna, Pennsylvania. In 2003, the school moved into its current location at 748 Quaker Valley Road - New Paris, PA. A volunteer Board of Directors from St. John's remains the governing board for Noah's Ark School which is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a non-profit/non-public school. Pennsylvania certified teacher, Mrs. Trudy Snyder, teaches at Noah's Ark in addition to overseeing the daily operations of the facility.
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Lynette Heisey
Jill Growden
Jennifer Harbaugh Trudy Snyder
Ronna Larson

Communication with Parents - Students' records are open only to Noah's Ark staff and the child's parents/guardians. Parents are kept informed of activities through newsletters and notes posted in the classroom. It is not possible to bring friends or pets to school to visit unless special arrangements are made.

Health Information - Each child is required to have on file a health statement which includes a record of up-to-date immunizations and signature of the child's source of medical care. Parents have 60 days from the first day of school to submit your child's records. If your child has had a physical within the past year a copy of it is acceptable. The school must have on file a signed permission form for health care authorizing emergency care and transfer of medical records to the local hospital. Emergency phone numbers for reaching parents, guardians and other authorized persons also must be on file.

NO CHILD who arrives at school noticeably ill, with a rash or fever will be admitted for that day. Should a child become ill during the day, the parent is notified immediately. The child is taken to another area away from the other children and remains there under adult supervision until an authorized person picks them up. In the event a child contracts a communicable disease and exposes the other children; notice of such exposure will be posted. The ill child will not be permitted to return to school until the period of contagion has passed and a doctor has authorized their return.

In case of emergency during school session, staff will administer first aid. The parent will be notified as quickly as possible. If medical attention is required, the staff will call a local ambulance service to transport the child to the local hospital. Every effort will be made to contact the child's physician.

Tuition - is an annual fee. It may be paid in full at any time during the school year or it may be paid in nine monthly installments. Payments are due on or before the first day of each month. Checks should be made payable to: Noah's Ark.

No refunds are given for illness, vacations or snow days. In the event that payments are late, parents will be given up to one month to make restitution. Noah's Ark reserves the right to access an additional charge of up to 10% of the amount of past due tuition. If, after one month, payment has not been made; parents will be asked to withdraw their child from school. Further action will then be taken against the parents to retrieve the money owed. If parents are unable to pay tuition due to economic conditions, they are advised to contact the director to discuss the situation.

Pre-K Tuition Fee Schedule:

  • 2-day enrollment (3 hours per day) - $125. per month
  • 3-day enrollment (3 hours per day) - $155. per month
  • A non-refundable Pre-K registration fee of $55. is required with the enrollment form.

Kindergarten Tuition:

  • $280. per month
  • A non-refundable kindergarten registration fee of $130. is required with the enrollment to cover the curriculum materials and supplies.

1st - 4th grade enrollment/materials fee, times and rates will be based on enrollment.
 Please ask for details, if interested.


To Register - Attached is a registration form for Pre-K enrollments. Return the completed form with a non-refundable registration fee of $55. To register for Kindergarten through 4th grade please contact the school to request a form, there is a registration fee of $130. It is suggested the registration requests are returned as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Trudy Snyder at (814) 839-4536 or (814) 839-4644. You can also email to: noahsark@noahsarkschool.net. Return forms and payment to:

Noah's Ark
748 Quaker Valley Road
New Paris, PA 15554
Those interested in enrollments for K through 4th grades, please call Trudy Snyder at (814) 839-4536 or (814) 839-4644 or email to noahsark@noahsarkschool.net

Days and Hours of Operation - A certified teacher is in the building at all times.
Preschool classes
  • PreK5 classes are for students that will be 4 by Sept 1st and will enter Kindergarten the following year. 2 or 3 days per week for 3 hours a day.
  • PreK4 classes are for students that will be 3 by Sept 1st and will enter Kindergarten the following year. 2 days per week for 3 hours a day. (Students must be toilet trained)
  • Average class size is 10 to 15 students with two adults.
Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade
  • classes are 3-5 hours daily, 5 days a week.
  • Class size ranges from 3 to 12 students with one certified teacher.
Class times are as follows:
3 yr. old
class offered:
Wed / Thurs 8:30 - 11:30
an afternoon class may be added, depending on enrollment
4 & 5 yr. old
classes offered:
Mon / Tues 8:30 - 11:30
Mon / Tues 12:30 - 3:30
Wed / Thurs 12:30 - 3:30
The 3rd day option is Fri.
8:30 - 11:30 (for 4 & 5 yr. olds only)
Three Fridays a month
classes offered:
Mon - Fri 8:30 - 12:30
1st - 4th grade
classes offered:
Varies depending on enrollment

Pick-up and Delivery of Children - No child is to be brought into the school more than five minutes before class begins, nor be picked up more than five minutes after class is over unless prior arrangements have been made. A fee will be assessed if a child is left beyond these limits. Children are to be brought into the classroom and left only when a teacher or aide is present. Parents need to return to the classroom when picking up a child. Students need to be signed in and out daily.
School Cancellation - Noah's Ark calendar is similar to the public schools but NOT exact. In case of a weather cancellation you will be notified by phone at least one hour prior to class.
Dates to Remember for the 2017-18 School Year
2017-18 Open House will be held Monday, August 5th, 2019 from 4-8 pm

Noah's Ark advertises in the public media in order to make openings know to all. Children are admitted regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or religion. Handicapped children will be accepted on the approval of the instructors and Board.
(814) 839-4536
748 Quaker Valley Road - New Paris, PA