Meet the Preschool Director


Welcome to Duchesne Preschool!

I am Sara Wachter, Duchesne Preschool Director and a 1979 graduate of the Academy. Four generations of women in my family were educated at Duchesne which helped instill in me a passion for Sacred Heart education. I was blessed to return to Duchesne in the fall of 1998 to establish the preschool. 

What makes Duchesne Preschool so unique? We voluntarily lowered the student-teacher ratio to half of what the state recommends in order to give each child individual instruction and attention. Our dedicated and experienced staff includes teachers who are specialized in art, computer education, music, P.E., and Spanish. What truly sets Duchesne Preschool apart is our Sacred Heart education rooted in the 5 Goals and enriched with 200-year-old traditions.

At Duchesne Preschool, we create opportunities for child-driven curiosity, purposeful play, and building community in the classroom. Parents may select 2,3 or 5 days with the availability of before care and extended care to meet the needs of a variety of schedules.

Please enjoy our video and browse our site for more detailed information. I believe you will feel the Duchesne Preschool difference when you walk through the door. I invite you to schedule a tour today. Duchesne Preschool is more than a school – it is a foundation for life!

Sara Wachter A79
Preschool Director