Are you looking for a Christian or religious preschool setting for your child in Upstate? The preschools in this list are all affiliated with local churches and religious organizations in Greenville and across the Upstate.
To find all of the preschools in Greenville County, see our Ultimate Guide to Preschools in Greenville and Upstate, SC which includes not just Greenville County, but also Spartanburg and areas all over the Upstate.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY PRESCHOOL
At First Presbyterian Academy Preschool, each child receives instruction with sensitivity toward small class sizes and varying developmental stages. In addition to a challenging academic program, students are also nurtured in their social and emotional needs according to a biblical worldview. Related classes (for appropriate ages) include Music, Physical Education, Art, Chapel, STEM and Spanish.
At the Shannon Forest Campus, K3 and K4 Little Crusaders attend classes at Crusader Station. The Downtown Campus offers programs for children K2, K3 & K4.
Inquire at firstpresacademy.com
Sans Souci Academy is a K3, K4 and K5 school. At Sans Souci Academy, we believe young children learn through play! The classroom has centers (such as House, Block, and Art Center, etc.) which provide learning opportunities for social experiences, imaginative play and fosters creativity. The students have daily opportunities for gross motor play on the playground or gym activities. Small Groups are a time when Math and Literacy is the focus, but activities are presented in an age appropriate and fun, exciting way.
One of the most important things San Souci Academy focuses on is social/emotional goals such as sharing, taking turns, and cooperatively playing. Once children have mastered most social/emotional, age-appropriate goals, then they are able to really focus on academic success—whether that’s now or later.
We can’t wait to partner with you to help your child grow!
St. Matthew UMC Preschool is an outreach ministry of the church that serves the community. It provides a safe, happy, structured program in a Christian environment. We encourage children to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. St Matthew UMC Preschool is a place where children learn to work and play with others, develop skills at individual rates of growth, and express ideas through the many different activities.
Eligibility: Our preschool program is for children ages 2K, 3K, or 4K (child must be program age by September 1).
Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
We also offer a late-stay program for one or two additional hours. Your child may stay until 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm every day or occasionally. Reservations are required.
Register: For further information, to register, or to tour the preschool, please contact Christina Via, Director, at 864-242-2880 or [email protected]
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Childcare Center
Offers: K2-K4, elementary K5- 8th Grade
Our objective at Abiding Peace Academy is to provide exceptional education, instilling a love of learning in each student by nurturing his or her intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and physical development in a safe, loving, Christian community; while imparting a strong faith in the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Abiding Peace Academy can make a difference in your child’s life. You’ll love being a part of this warm and safe community, and you’ll be rewarded as you watch your child have fun growing each day.
Schedule a tour and find out more at Abiding Peace Academy.
I love APA. Love the staff, the community feel, the playground time with other kids and moms, plays and performances, multiple opportunities for my kids to get outside and exercise, the open communication between parents and teachers, the field trips, small school size, a focus on Christ.
Safe, warm, and friendly atmosphere. The level of education and care shown by the teachers in outstanding. Our child is thriving at APA and is excited to be there every day. We are so impressed with the school.
Offers: Pre-K – High School
An independent college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Christ Church Episcopal School is one of the Greenville, SC area’s most prestigious academic institutions, serving approximately 1,150 students in grades K5-12.
If you are looking for a school that will offer your child an educational experience unlike any other in the Upstate, a school that will educate the whole child – intellectually, spiritually, morally, and physically – then you will want to consider becoming a part of the CCES family.
Find out more at CCES!
Offers: K3 – 8th grade
For 50 years, Mitchell Road Christian Academy has upheld a tradition of academic excellence, character development, and spiritual formation for students in K3-8th grade. We provide a safe environment with caring, accessible, and experienced teachers who challenge and nurture students. MRCA offers half-day Early Education programs as well as half and full-day options for our K5 classes. After-school care is available until 5:30 pm.
MRCA’s goal for our preschool students is to give them a love for learning and lay the groundwork for academic growth and character development through our biblical worldview instruction. Our teachers plan child-focused learning units to cultivate a child’s curiosity. We value the unique qualities each child brings to our school!
Visit our website to see how Mitchell Road Christian Academy can partner with your family. Click here to learn about our admissions process. Call 864-268-2210 or email admissions@
Amazing school with wonderful, loving teachers and strong academics!!
Southside Christian School (SCS) partners with Christian parents in providing an excellent education consistent with biblical truth. We encourage students to discover, grow, and achieve all God has for them.
Our Early Education includes students from Pre-K2 through Pre-K 5. The curriculum is designed to meet each child’s needs in a safe environment.
Students have the opportunity to attend and participate in chapel, which allows them to learn more about Jesus, participate in worship, and learn how to serve Him.
Southside Christian School offers full and half day, as well as two, three, and five days per week options.
The community of students, families, faculty, and staff truly make a difference at Southside Christian School. The SCS community is like a family, which encourages a fun and loving learning environment.
We would love for you to experience our school through a private tour or an open house. Visit southsidechristian.org to complete your inquiry or RSVP for an open house. We hope to see you soon!
Southside Christian K2 has truly been a blessing to our family! After searching many schools and daycares for the “right” fit, we definitely found what we were looking for, and more, at SCS. My daughter has absolutely thrived at this school, while learning valuable lessons and growing at her own pace. I continue to be impressed by the teacher’s patience, love, and ability to flex and meet each child’s individual needs throughout the year!
Offers: Ages 1-4
St. Giles offers an enriching Preschool program focusing on Emergent Literacy which includes reading, writing, speaking, listening. We also focus on Math, Art, Music, Creativity, and Play. We nurture children as they grow in their ability to manage their behavior, develop language, interact with friends and teachers, as well as grow in their academic skills.
St. Giles offers classes for ages 1-4 with 2,3, and 5 day programs. Classes are 9 am – 12 pm with an optional late stay Monday-Thursday from 12-1 pm.
St. Giles Preschool is Greenville’s little hidden treasure. It has a wonderful family friendly atmosphere where everybody knows your name and the student’s names. Children are treated with respect and great care, but most of all LOVE. The teachers are very special and have a great passion and dedication for and to St. Giles
OPEN ENROLLMENT, INFANT – AFTERSCHOOL!
For over 30 years, Holy Cross Academy has been working with families to create a safe, yet exciting, environment for kids to thrive. At HCA, exceptional care means offering a greater teacher-to-child ratio, each room being equipped with creative learning spaces, all staff being CPR and First Aide certified, and providing well-balanced snacks and lunches while your child is with us!
Tours available by appointment only. Don’t forget to ask us about our Summer Program!
Offers: Programs for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years and after school elementary care
Offers: Preschool for children 12 months old – 4 years old
Affiliated with First Baptist Lyman Church
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School is religiously affiliated with St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. The school offers curriculum and programming to help develop the spiritual, academic, physical, and social growth of each child in 4K through 8th Grade.
Offers: preschool program for ages 2-5.
We absolutely LOVE this school! They are wonderful, loving, genuine and make learning fun! CCP does a wonderful job nurturing the spiritual, social, and intellectual growth of their students
Offers: 2 and 4 day programs for toddlers-4 year olds
"Woodruff Road Christian Preschool comes highly recommended from this teacher and mom of former students."
"Woodruff Road Christian Church preschool- it's the best kept secret! Small class sizes, amazing teachers, wonderful director who you see everyday, best loving, nurturing learning environment!"
864.585.5424 | 897 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC
Offers: Preschool for children 6 weeks of age through 4K
Affiliated with Morningside Baptist Church
Offers: Infant through 5k
Our daughter attended Little Me Academy and absolutely loved it. It is a Christian based childcare center in Greer that also offers a summer program and will be offering K5 this fall. The owner, Mandi, and her staff are just awesome.
Offers: Mother’s Morning Out through 4-year-old kindergarten half-day classes
Affiliated with Reidville Road United Methodist Church
Mauldin Christian Academy focuses on Christian education to help encourage spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social growth in students.
September-May School Year:
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We really love Mauldin Christian Academy! Very caring teachers and administration that provide a loving environment! Small class sizes are a plus and my son learns so much with the Abeka curriculum.
Offers: Programs for 6 months – 5 years old
"Little Folks of Fourth!! (4th Pres. downtown)--small teacher/student ratio, teachers are INVESTED in children, you can go all week or choose which days you want your children to attend, nursery-k4/k5.
Offers: 3-4 years old, various ministry preschool programs throughout the week.
Offers: Parent’s Day Out program and K3-K5
Affiliated with Taylors First Baptist Church.
"My son went to Taylors first Baptist and we loved it."
"Taylors First Baptist Pre-Academy all the way!!!! For their love for the kids and their families, variety of fun, practical, and unique ways to make learning fun, and dedication to equip the kids with knowledge and love for God. And the price is very reasonable:)"
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School in Greenville offers a classical program through the Catholic faith for children in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.
Offers: Montessori inspired classrooms for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years, along with elementary after school programs
Offers: Infant – K4 (Half and Full Day)
“Brookwood Preschool Academy has amazing teachers. They have loved and cared for my children for many years. Both my son and daughter learned so much there!”
Offers: Infants to 5K
Offers K2 – K4 and Mother’s Morning Out programs. Siloam Christian Preschool’s desire is to provide an educational experience that nurtures the “whole” child in areas of physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual development.
Offers: Infant – K4, 5 days a week
“Simpsonville First Baptist!! We adore our son’s teachers. They do soooo much with him at school – I teach and was worried it was going to be all play and no learning anything else but it is learning while playing and we couldn’t be happier!!!”
“We love First Baptist Simpsonville Child Enrichment Center.
864.967.3071 | 215 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC
Offers: Mothers Day Out (children under 2) & Half Day Preschool for children 2-4
“Simpsonville United Methodist Church. They are a warm, welcoming and enriching environment for learning and growing. So happy we had an opportunity to place our child there for 3 years! Checked out many in the area but this was the best."
Offers: Infant-K4, half day
"Disciples CDC is wonderful, as a parent and teacher!"
"My vote to CDC as well! I love the extracurricular classes! Spanish is my favorite. And the K3 teachers are marvelous!!
Offers: K1 (12 months) up to K4
Offers: Preschool for infants through 4-K with half day and full day options, 3 day and 5 day options
Affiliated with First Baptist Spartanburg
Offers: Baby room through 4-K classes
Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade
Affiliated with First Baptist North Spartanburg
Offers: MMO, K3, K4 with multiple schedule options
Late stay options are available
Offers: Moms Day Out (9 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday) for birth-2 and preschool program for K3-K5
Edwards Road Baptist church has a great program that we have been a part of for five years. All three of my kids have gone there.
Offers: 2 day K2, 3 day K3, and 5 day K4 & K5 (hours 9 am – 1 pm), and High 5’s transitional Kindergarten.
“St Mary Magdalene preschool is FABULOUS! My son went there for 3 years. Teachers are certified. They are great and director is amazing.”
“St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool. Well qualified teachers who really get to know your child and love them like their own. Well balanced curriculum, with differentiation to help every child make progress. After only one year at SMMCP, my 2 were more than ready for Kindergarten!”
“St. Mary Magdalene preschool is incredible. My daughter loved it and she was MORE than ready for kindergarten. The curriculum is amazing and so are the teachers and staff.”
Offers: K3 (2-3 half day a week classes), K4 (3-5 half day classes), K5 (half day or extended day)
"My daughter has attended John Knox in Greenville since she was 2 months old and is currently in K3 there. She has been very happy there and is sad when she can't go to school during breaks. She has learned so much there. The staff is extremely professional and makes the environment very inviting, loving, and fun!"
Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade
Affiliated with Westgate Baptist Church
Offers: Half day preschool for children 6 months of age through 4K
Affiliated with First Presbyterian Church
Hampton Park Christian School in Greenville offers curriculum, education, and programming for K5 through 12th Grade.
Offers: Montessori and non-denominational Christian education for children 14 months old through kindergarten
Offers: Preschool classes for children 20 months old through 4 years old
Affiliated with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Central Preschool for the Arts – Geared for children 3 months to age 4, Central PFA, at Central UMC, playfully educates through emersion in art, music, and movement.
Offers: Half day preschool classes from 3 months of age – kindergarten
Affiliated with Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church
Offers: Preschool classes for children 2 – 4 years old and Kindergarten
Affiliated with St. James United Methodist Church
Offers: Infant & Toddler Classes, Twos, Threes, and Fours Preschool Half Day Classes with 2 day – 5 day a week options
Affiliated with Episcopal Church of the Advent
Mountainview Christian Academy in Cowpens is affiliated with Mountain View Baptist Church and provides Christian education for 4K – 12th grade.
Offers: Year round preschool options for babies (6 months and up) through 4K
Morning or afternoon preschool offered.
Affiliated with Trinity United Methodist Church
Offers: K2- Kindergarten, Mothers Morning Out (K1)
Mothers Morning Out is 3 hour days; K2-Kindergarten is 4 hour days
Hidden Gem in Five Forks! Small Classes, Degreed Teachers, Flexible Schedules, Christian Education, All Welcome.
Offers: Preschool classes for children 6 months old through kindergarten
Affiliated with Westminster Presbyterian Church
Offers: Classes for one-year-olds through kindergarten
Affiliated with United Methodist Church of the Covenant