Are you looking for a half-day preschool in Upstate, SC? Here’s our list of half-day preschool programs recommended by local parents. This list includes private preschools, church preschools and more!
To find all of the preschools in Greenville County, see our Ultimate Guide to Preschools in Greenville and Upstate, SC which includes not just half day preschools but also full day and Mom’s morning out preschool options in Greenville.
TITLE SPONSOR 864.678.5107 | Two Campuses, Greenville, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Childcare Center
At First Presbyterian Academy Preschool, each child receives instruction with sensitivity toward developmental stages. Students remain active and engaged throughout the day. In addition to a challenging academic program, students are also nurtured in their social and emotional needs according to a biblical worldview. Related classes include Music, Physical Education, Chapel and Art.
Garlington Road K3 & K4 Crusader Station:
The Academy Downtown offers programs for children K2 – K4, K5 (Kindergarten) and 1st Grade. Related Arts classes include:
K2 – Music and Physical Education
K3 – Music, Physical Education and Art
K4, K5 and 1st Grade – Music, Physical Education, Art, and STEM
Inquire at firstpresacademy.com
SPONSORED 864.228.1881 | 1101 Jonesville Road, Simpsonville, SC
Offers: Toddler (half day) – Middle School
Five Oaks Academy is accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) and is the only Montessori school in the area that offers a cohesive program from toddler through eighth grade. With over 36 countries represented, the global community within Five Oaks Academy (FOA) and its unique research-based approach to education give students an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.
FOA is a welcoming environment that focuses on creating original thinkers and encourages students to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Understanding that each child has his own learning style and interests, students at FOA are treated as individuals. A low student:teacher ratio allows each child to receive a customized education. Students explore the realm of mathematics, literature, history, science, geography and the arts in a creative and research-based manner.
Along with a challenging academic curriculum, the program fosters the development of time management skills and helps students learn to prioritize their responsibilities. Additionally, students are led in discovering and developing their own unique talents and strengths. Most importantly, FOA strives to foster student’s curiosity and love of learning so they become lifelong learners. Our goal is for our students to have success not only in the classroom but in the real world as well.
Find out more at Five Oaks Academy!
"It is a beautiful Montessori school that starts at 2k. Two of my children attend, and we love it! Take a tour!”
“Five Oaks Academy is amazing! I’ve never experienced a school quite like it. Five Oaks has a beautiful campus and amazing opportunities for children to learn Spanish, music, and gardening. Being a Montessori school, children learn with hands-on materials. My two children ADORE going to school there! My son told me, “I love weekends and all, but I love going to school best.” Five Oaks teaches a love of learning!”
SPONSORED 864.244.9403 | 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Childcare Centers
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 protected] 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
SPONSORED 864.252.4252 ex.3620 | Pelham Rd. Suite 1A , Greenville, SC
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 2-5.
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. Come one day per week or all 5. Can’t drop off or pick up at the same time each day? No problem. We are flexible!
Who? Kids ages 2-5
When? Any hours between 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM Labor day to Memorial Day
How Much? There is a $25 Registration Fee to enroll and then you can pay hourly, use an hours package, purchase a membership or purchase preschool weekly-
SPONSORED 864.288.2867 | 401 Batesville Rd, Simpsonville, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Childcare Center
Offers: K2-K4, elementary K5- 7th 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.
SPONSORED 864.963.5986 | 203 E. College Street, Simpsonville, SC
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!
SPONSORED 864.233.4558 | 3100 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville, SC
San Souci Academy is a K3 and K4 preschool. 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!
For early registration, go to the San Souci Academy website. Also, for more information or to schedule a tour of our facility contact us at: [email protected] or 864.233.4558.
New to Sans Souci Academy! A K5 class will start August 8, 2023.
SPONSORED 864.270.5910 | 205 Batesville Road, Simpsonville, SC
Offers: Infants through K4
Park Place Children’s Center offers exceptional care and pre-school education to children ages six weeks old through K4. Full-time and part-time spots are available. The developmentally appropriate curriculum includes a monthly assessment of each child to ensure that important milestones are being met. Our campus includes a gym, library, Enrichment Room and three age-appropriate playgrounds. Spanish is also taught daily. An on-site chef prepares a nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch and snack each day. Safety is the top concern for our qualified staff as they provide excellent learning opportunities for all of our students.
Find out more at Park Place!
“Park Place Children’s Center on Batesville. Just visit once & you’ll see the difference between this phenomenal school and others.”
“Park Place is amazing!”
SPONSORED 864.268.2210 | 207 Mitchell Road, Greenville, SC
Offers: K3 – 8th grade
For over 45 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 6 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!!
864.232.6101 | 19 Villa Road, Greenville, SC
Primrose School of Midtown Greenville offers balanced learning and curriculum for infants through Kindergarten.
864.288.1917 | 150 South Main Street, Mauldin, SC
Mauldin Christian Academy focuses on Christian education to help encourage spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social growth in students.
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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.
864.760.1105 | 1910 Commonwealth Lane, Anderson, SC
Offers: Montessori inspired classrooms for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years, along with elementary after school programs
864.576.4953 | 1990 Old Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC
Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade
Affiliated with Westgate Baptist Church
864.576.1458 | 213 North Lanford Road, Spartanburg, SC
Offers: Preschool classes for children 2 – 4 years old and Kindergarten
Affiliated with St. James United Methodist Church
864.699.4219 | 250 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
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
864.865.8232 | 305 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Childcare Center
Ivybrook Academy is a nationally-recognized, NAEYC-accredited Montessori and Reggio Emilia inspired half-day preschool for children 18 months through transitional kindergarten. The school offers both morning and afternoon sessions and an award-winning curriculum with everything from yoga to organic gardening, to music and foreign languages.
Being in the young twos and in school for the first time, our daughter’s transition wasn’t easy, but all the teachers showed her and us the support, love, patience and guidance we needed to get through the rough patch. Now she can't wait to go to school! And she talks about everyone with so much love and happiness! We can see how much she has grown and learned this school year and we know that is just the beginning.
864.574.4554 | 5575 Reidville Road, Moore, SC
Offers: Mother’s Morning Out through 4-year-old kindergarten half-day classes
Affiliated with Reidville Road United Methodist Church
864.877.4253 | 202 W. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC
864.288.6428 | 20 Bell Road, Greenville, SC
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!"
864.688.3043 | 3810 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville, SC
Offers: K2, K3, and K4 (3 day from 8:30-1:30) and K4 (4 day from 8:30-1:30), and K5 (4 day from 8:15 – 1:45)
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
864.331.2145 | 1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors, SC
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 K4 – 8th Grades, and K4 has the option of a half-day or full-day.
864.225.7883 | 117 Midtown Square, Anderson , SC
Offers: Programs for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years and after school elementary care
864.228.6804 | 700 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC
Offers: 6 weeks through 12 years
864.877.7959 | 1300 Locust Hill Road, Greer, SC
Offers: Classes for one and two year olds, as well as K3, K4, K5 and Mothers Day Out. 2-5 day options half day
864.269.3921 | 229 Siloam Road, Easley, SC
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.
864.439.8722 | 80 Groce Road, Lyman, SC
Offers: Preschool for children 12 months old – 4 years old
Affiliated with First Baptist Lyman Church
864.967.8181 | 1420 Neely Ferry Road, Simpsonville, SC
Offers: Infants & Toddlers, K2, K3, K4 half day programs, 2 -5 day options available.
864.551.1152 | 109 North Leach Street, Greenville, SC
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Private Schools
Upstate Montessori Academy offers a Montessori education for students in 2K through 3rd grade. 2K and 3K have half-day or full-day programs, and 4K through 3rd 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
864.288.4884 | 2252 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville, SC
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.”
864.442.1379 | 109 Dayton School Road, Easley, SC
Offers: K1 (12 months) up to K4, mom’s morning out
864.235.7505 | 1105 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC
Offers: A half-day drop-in program for kids 6 months – 5 years
864.583.4531 | 393 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
Offers: Half day preschool for children 6 months of age through 4K
Affiliated with First Presbyterian Church
864.688.8223 | 580 Brookwood Point Place, Simpsonville, SC
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!”
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."
864.576.2234 | 1217 John B White Senior Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC
Offers: Preschool for children 20 months – 4 years of age year round
Affiliated with Spartanburg Seventh-day Adventist Church
864.585.7143 | 141 Advent Street, Spartanburg, SC
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
864.849.9041 | 215 West Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer, SC
Offers: Half-day preschool for ages 3 – 5 years old, Monday through Thursday
School runs from 9 am – 1 pm.
3 or 4 day options are available.
Art, dance, and motor skill development are built into the curriculum.
864.587.1554 | 4455 Anderson Mill Road, Moore, SC
Offers: Half day preschool classes from 3 months of age – kindergarten
Affiliated with Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church
864.322.0045 | 35 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC
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!"
864.232.8550 | 703 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC
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.
864.605.1011 X15 | 4000 Highway 153, Greenville, SC
Offers: K2 – K5, half day with 3 or 4 day options
864.294.9001 | 529 Farrs Bridge Road, Greenville, SC
Offers: 3-4 years old, various ministry preschool programs throughout the week.
864.244.0405 | 2106 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC
Offers full-day programs for children aged 6 weeks through grade K5.
Half-day programs are also available for K2 – K5.
Also offers after-school care and summer programs through its affiliate The Village Project.
864.585.2392 | 626 Norwood Street, Spartanburg, SC
Offers: Year round preschool options for babies (6 months and up) through 4K
Morning or afternoon preschool offered.
Affiliated with Trinity United Methodist Church
864.297.6951 | 185 Riley Smith Drive, Greenville, SC
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!!
864.292.0194 | 1050 Edwards Road, Greenville, SC
Offers: Moms Day Out (9 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday) for birth-3
K3-K5 (half-day with the option of late stay until 2 pm)
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.
864.585.8751 | 309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC
Offers: Preschool classes for children 4 months old through kindergarten
Affiliated with Westminster Presbyterian Church
864.288.4729 | 100 E. Butler Road, Mauldin, SC
Offers: Care for children ages 1-3, as well as K4 and K5 with 2, 3, 4 or 5 day enrollment options.
Mauldin United Methodist Church Church Preschool and Kindergarten. Go to their website and follow them on FB!! The teachers there are the best and many have been there more than 10 years! Best prices for a quality program. Sweet school family environment.