Are you looking for a preschool or childcare in Greenville, SC downtown, Greenville city, or the Taylors area of the Upstate? Here’s our list of preschools recommended by local parents that are located in downtown Greenville or in the nearby Taylors/Greenville area. This list includes private preschools, churches, and more!
To find all of the preschools and childcare in Greenville, SC and the surrounding area, see our Ultimate Guide to Preschools in Greenville and the Upstate which includes Greenville, Spartanburg, and areas across Upstate, SC.
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 and Spanish.
At the Shannon Forest Campus, K3 and K4 students attend classes at Crusader Station. The Downtown Campus offers programs for children K2, K3 & K4 and Transitional Kindergarten.
Inquire at firstpresacademy.com
Founded in 1927, Bob Jones Academy is well known for its excellent education serving students preschool through grade 12. Our school includes a strong learning environment under a nurturing faculty who teach from a biblical worldview while demonstrating Christ-like character. Our mission is to assist like-minded Christian parents in challenging students to love Jesus Christ, to embrace God’s truth, to exercise integrity, to pursue excellence and to serve others.
We challenge our students to succeed by providing high quality academics and encouraging personal excellence. It is our goal to develop fully prepared and mature college-bound graduates who love God with all their heart. Our school is accredited through both Cognia and the American Association of Christian Schools.
In BJA’s college preparatory high school program, classes are 50 minutes long and meet five days a week. Twenty-four credits are required for graduation. In addition to a full slate of rigorous college prep courses, BJA offers an honors track—both math and science—and general courses in the core areas. BJA has a robust dual-credit program through its affiliated nationally accredited college, Bob Jones University.
Contact Bob Jones Academy at email@example.com or 864.770.1395 for more information.
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 1,200 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 champions exploration and critical thinking within a community where every child is known, supported, and valued, then you will want to consider becoming a part of the CCES family.
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!
The close relationships formed between students, teachers and administrators is very apparent at CCES. The teachers demonstrate such concern and love for my child and make her feel welcome and cherished. From book buddies to science exploration with Upper School biology classes, to Skyping with students in Brazil, to enrichment and discovery opportunities to expand her appreciation for music and inquiry, my child has been given opportunities not seen in many other schools.
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 3 pm for K3 and K4 students and until 5:30 pm for K5-8th grade.
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Email St. Giles at email@example.com or visit them at St. Giles!
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
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!
Greenville Explorers Academy Preschool is a licensed (#25529) preschool located in the heart of downtown Greenville.
World Explorers is dedicated to building community in the staff, families, and children they serve. They focus on the whole child experience including attention to healthy eating; physical fitness; access to math, science, and technology; and an appreciation for literature and art that reflects children in their own image.
Explorers Academy Preschool offers engaging creative curriculum to engage each individual child; added enrichment including yoga, music, and creative movement; wholesome meals and snacks; flexible summer extension camp – register only for the weeks you need!
Camps: When School Is Out We are In! Ages 2 and up.
Drop off after school childcare: Flexible, affordable, and educational. Ages 5 and Up
Family-centric Tours & Events: We are your partner and trusted resource for all family themed talks, events, and city tours!
It Takes a Village! And You’ve Found One!
Does your life not always fit a set schedule? Good news, your child’s preschool experience doesn’t have to either!
Giggles Drop-In Childcare has a new easy going preschool program that is perfect for your child’s first preschool experience or if you simply need something that can be adapted to your changing schedule. We focus on lesson plans that teach the fundamentals in short, play based activities. For children ages 3-5.
Our preschool program is just like a daycare or mother’s morning out program, but with a twist. With our program, you choose when to come and for how long. It’s preschool on your schedule. Can’t drop off or pick up at the same time each day? No problem. We are flexible!
Who? Kids ages 3-5
When? Any hours between 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Labor day to Memorial Day
How Much? $650 per month for 1 child and $350 for siblings. This includes 6 hours per day/5 days per week. If you need more or less time please call for options.
Offers: Infants – Pre K
"We love LaPetite on Woodruff Rd. Teachers are loving and caring, environment is fun, and our son has thrived there."
"Yes! All three of my children have been there and they are like family!"
Primrose School of Greenville offers balanced learning and curriculum for infants through Kindergarten.
Offers: Ages 1 – 4
"St. James Day School! The director Katie Allen is phenomenal and the teacher turnover is low. I love the car side drop off and pickup, the in-house field trips for the 2’s and 3’s and the friendly staff."
Hampton Park Christian School in Greenville offers curriculum, education, and programming for K5 through 12th Grade.
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: Care for preschool through Kindergarten. Contact the center directly for more information.
Offers: Programs for infants through K4.
Offers: 3-4 years old, various ministry preschool programs throughout the week.
Offers: Infants through kindergarten. Located in the Five Forks area.
St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greenville offers academics and programming for children in 3K through 8th grade.
Carolina Preparatory School in Greenville offers small class sizes, creative teaching, and a nurturing environment for 6 weeks old through 5th grade.
Carolina international preparatory school, they go from babies to grade 5. Small ratio teacher/student. Learning is fun and teachers are really engage!
Carolina International Preparatory School. The amazing teachers are great at making learning fun. They are also great at being patient and teaching morals and manners.
Offers: K2 – K5, half day with 3 or 4 day options
Offers: K2, K3, K4 (ages 2 – 5)
"Our Saviour Lutheran School. Affordable and diverse!"
"Our Saviour Lutheran in Taylors is wonderful."
Primrose School of Midtown Greenville offers balanced learning and curriculum for infants through Kindergarten.
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: 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!"
Offers: Full-day childcare for 6 weeks through 5 years old. Also offers after-school care for kids up to 12 years of age.
Offers: Montessori education for ages 3 – 6.
Offers: Infant – K5
Practices an Abeka curriculum
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!!
Full day childcare for children 6 weeks through 4 years of age.
Upstate Montessori Academy offers a Montessori education for students in 3K through 4th grade. 3K has a half-day or full-day programs, and 4K through 4th grade has a full-day program.
"The environment that Mrs Kelly has set up to foster learning and creativity while celebrating individuality is wonderful. It was such a great first learning experience for both my son and us as parents." - Cleary
Offers: MMO, K3, K4 with multiple schedule options
Late stay options are available
Offers: Full-day program with music-based curriculum for ages 3-5.
Offers: K3- K5; Hands-on, project-based curriculum
"Furman CDC. Best preschool ever. Great teachers, small "house" environment, TONS of outdoor time, project based curriculum. Just adore them."
Prince of Peace Catholic School in Taylors is the primary apostolate of Prince of Peace Parish to offer a curriculum based on the teaching of the Catholic faith. Programs and curriculum are available for K3 – 8th Grades, and K3 & K4 have the option of a half-day or full-day.
Full day childcare program for children 6 weeks through 4 years of age, plus an after-school program.
The after school program offers children aged 5-12 foreign language and culture exploration through the Passport to Adventure Club.
Offers: A half-day drop-in program for kids 6 months – 5 years
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: Montessori inspired teaching and child development, full day. Ages 3 through Kindergarten are welcome.
Offering full-day childcare for children 12 weeks through kindergarten. Also offering after-school childcare for kids up to 12 years old.
Offers: Toddler -K5
"Aldersgate Child Development Center!! All of the teachers are incredible and are genuinely happy to be there with our kids. I've always been impressed with the curriculum and what my kids come home knowing. Yet, they get to play and be little kids at the same time. It's just such a great balance!!" - Katie