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Preschools

First Presbyterian Academy Downtown • Shannon Forest

TITLE SPONSOR 864.678.5107 | Two Campuses, Greenville, SC

FPA Preschool Guide Dec 2022

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First Presbyterian Academy (FPA) at Shannon Forest, K3 – 12th Grade, and First Presbyterian Academy Downtown, K2 – K6, both offer a unique, premiere college preparatory school experience.  The foundation and framework of our school is rooted in a Christian worldview. FPA also continues to offer small, intimate classes taught by exceptional faculty who embrace the idea that teaching is also discipleship.

  • The Downtown Campus offers a K2 – K6 Academic Program located on the campus of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville, SC.  The K6 Program addresses those not quite ready for Kindergarten.
  • The Shannon Forest Campus offers a K3 – K5 Academic Program located on Garlington Road in Greenville, South Carolina

Both campuses:

  • Employ experienced, degreed teachers
  • Provide learning through play, exploration, and interactive experiences
  • Focuses on instruction that addresses the needs and interests of every child
  • Includes early and late stay options.

Find out more at First Presbyterian Academy!

Mitchell Road Christian Academy

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 [email protected]mitchellroadchristian.org for more information. We look forward to meeting you!

Amazing school with wonderful, loving teachers and strong academics!!

Brooke

St. Giles Presbyterian Church Preschool

SPONSORED 864.244.9403 | 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville, SC


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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

The Goddard School Greenville

SPONSORED 864.448.0004 | 533 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Goddard School Guide 2022

The Goddard School of Greenville will serve students from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. This newest location will provide a NAEYC standard, one that is recognized at a national level as providing the highest level of early childhood care for young children.

At The Goddard School, highly educated teachers create individualized opportunities for exposure to new ideas and materials for children to embrace authentic learning in its most natural way–through play and exploration. From engaging with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) concepts to growing socially and emotionally, Goddard’s safe and caring environment gives children the space to make connections and experience authentic learning so they can become school-ready, career-ready, life-ready.

The Goddard School’s special programs and features make everyday learning experiences even more memorable. These include:

  • STEAM Library Learning Area
  • Soccer Field
  • Outdoor Sport Court
  • Indoor Gym
  • Zono Disinfecting System
  • Structured outdoor classroom, complete with musical instruments, weather stations, dramatic arts stage, and outdoor art studios
  • An expanded playground with unique surfaces
  • Life Lesson Library, a targeted curriculum designed to focus on developing social-emotional skills 

For additional information, please visit our website or Facebook Page, email [email protected], or call 864-448-0004.

Abiding Peace Academy

SPONSORED 864.288.2867 | 401 Batesville Rd, Simpsonville, SC

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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.

Primrose School of Simpsonville in Five Forks

SPONSORED 864.729.8811 | 2255 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infant through private Kindergarten, after school care, and Summer Camp (hours are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Primrose Schools is a family of accredited, high-quality early education and care schools for children ages 6 weeks to 6-years-old (including Private Kindergarten) and after-school care for children up to age 12.  Our Balanced Learning® System has been developed by and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools. It is a research-based curriculum that blends teacher-guided and child-initiated activities with a special emphasis on character development.

We have an onsite Chef who follows a balanced menu plan that includes all of your child’s meals and snacks throughout the day. Good nutrition is a key part of our Healthy Bodies program that promotes healthy eating and an active lifestyle. We know the right food at the right time not only boosts energy, but also can elevate a child’s mood and thinking skills during a crucial development stage. At Primrose, you will also receive digital “daily reports” of exactly what your child ate that day, how long they napped, pictures throughout the day, etc.

Children can continue after preschool into Primrose’s high quality private Kindergarten program that combines math and literacy with important skills such as character development, music, and Spanish. Our Kindergarten program is designed to promote social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative and character development, so your child is prepared to take on elementary school and beyond.

For additional information, please visit www.PrimroseSimpsonville.com, email [email protected], or call 864.729.8811.

Moving our daughter over to Primrose Five Forks was a MAJOR breath of fresh air. As an overly type A mom who researches EVERYTHING times 100 and takes our daughter's education and environment very seriously, choosing Primrose Five Forks came after much prayer, research, multiple trips to talk to the leadership, emails with additional questions, talking with teachers and parents, and even more visits again. Our daughter transitioned there perfectly and what I love the most is how open and welcoming the staff is. They appreciate when parents ask questions, they are amazingly quick at responding to emails and phone calls and I am never made to feel like my questions are unwanted. The leadership wants the parents to know that their children are not only going to get a well rounded education but the children are also loved and so are the parents. I can't say enough good things about the leadership, for me that is what makes a school. Because their heart and talent pours down to the teachers and staff.

Five Oaks Academy

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!”

Park Place Children’s Center

SPONSORED 864.270.5910 | 205 Batesville Road, Simpsonville, SC

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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!”

Southside Christian School

SPONSORED 864.234.7595 | | 2211 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Southside Christian Preschool Guide 2023

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!

SCS Pre-K 2 parent

Christ Church Episcopal School

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 | 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC

CCES School Guide 2022

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.

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The Sunshine House

SPONSORED | 15 Locations, Upstate, SC

Sunshine House Preschool Guide 2022

Offers: Early education and childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Bright Futures Start Here!

Your child’s foundation for learning is built in these early years, so our preschool focuses on providing a solid grounding in the skills needed for kindergarten — school readiness, social and emotional development, literacy, problem solving and other critical life skills.

We use the award-winning Creative Curriculum® — one of the only curriculums approved by every state board of education in the country. We supplement this with our exclusive Seeds of Literacy character development and literacy program, along with sign language, Spanish, and STEAM programs.

At The Sunshine House, your preschooler will build a strong educational and social foundation – with all the fun of childhood mixed in!

Both of our daughters have attended The Sunshine House since they were 6 months old. The faculty and administration are attentive, knowledgeable, and responsive to our needs as a family. This is more than a daycare, it is preschool from day one. Children get a huge head start by attending, and will enter kindergarten with social skills and academic abilities beyond what you’ll find elsewhere with this kind of program.

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Holy Cross Academy

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!

KidsZone Upstate

SPONSORED 864.263.3895 | 21 Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC

KidsZone Preschool Guide

KidsZone Upstate is a drop-in childcare center offering flexible care to parents with children 1-12 years of age. You choose when and how long to come and only pay for the time you use. We offer weekly rates, daily rates, and hourly rates. We are open Monday through Thursday, 7am to 9pm, Friday 7am-11pm and Saturday 9am-11pm.  We offer preschool Monday-Friday from 9:30am-12pm and Parents Night Out on Fridays and Saturdays 6pm-11pm.

Each week has a brand-new theme for us to explore. We focus on introducing letters, numbers, shapes, and colors with a fun, hands-on curriculum. Our hands-on lesson plans are designed for children aged 2 to 5 years old. Each lesson is accompanied by circle time, music & movement, and a process-based art project. Before and after these activities the kids will have time to learn through free play.

Drop in today for a tour.

Christ Church Episcopal School

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 | 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC

CCES Preschool Guide 2022

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!

Explorers Academy Preschool

SPONSORED 855.687.6923 | 638 East Washington St, Greenville, SC

Explorers Academy Preschool Guide

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!

Giggles Drop-In Childcare

SPONSORED 864.252.4252 ex.3620 | Pelham Rd. Suite 1A , Greenville, SC

Giggle Preschool Guide 2023

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-

  • 4 hours per day 5 days per week for $200 for the first child and $150 for siblings
  • 6 hours per day 5 days per week for $300 for the first child and $225 for siblings.

Edwards Road Baptist (Eastside)

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.

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John Knox Kindergarten & Parents Day Out

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!"

Woodruff Road Christian Preschool

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!"

Disciples CDC

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!!

Carolina Preparatory School

864.385.6020 | 212 Roper Mountain Road Extension, Greenville, SC

Carolina Preparatory School in Greenville offers small class sizes, creative teaching, and a nurturing environment for 6 weeks old through 5th grade. There are Full Day, Full Week options and Full Day, Partial Week options for attendance.

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.

La Petite Academy

877.861.5078 | 1518 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

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!"

Taylors First Pre-Academy

864.678.8803 | 200 West Main Street, Taylors, SC

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:)"

Little Folks of Fourth

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.

Furman CDC

864.246.8933 | 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC

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."

Brushy Creek Baptist Week Day

864.244.5015 | 4999 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: MMO, K3, K4 with multiple schedule options
Late stay options are available

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool

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.”

Calvary Christian Preschool

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

StarShine Child Enrichment Center

864.675.1020 | 1185 Holland Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infants – K4

“StarShine Child Enrichment Center, because of the “enrichment” factor! Also, transition to the after school/summer program is seamless.”

Simpsonville United Methodist Preschool

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."

Brookwood Church Preschool Academy

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!”

First Baptist Simpsonville Child Development Center

864.228.0972 | 125 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC

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.

Hope Academy

864.676.0028 | 400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville, SC

An educational academy offered through Project HOPE Foundation, the school offers education for children on the autism spectrum, preschool through high school. ABA therapy services are provided, with classes Monday through Friday.

Hope Academy at Project HOPE Foundation, Inc. is amazing. Patient and kind teachers who are interested in helping children learn on their level. I’m so thankful I found this school for my boys.

Immanuel Lutheran School

864.501.6822 | 2820 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

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.

Hampton Park Christian School

864.370.3100 | 875 State Park Road, Greenville, SC

Hampton Park Christian School in Greenville offers curriculum, education, and programming for K5 through 12th Grade.

Mauldin Christian Academy

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.

September-May School Year:

  • Preschool: 3 – 4 year olds, 8:15 am – 12:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • Elementary: K5 – 5th Grade, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday-Friday
  • After School Care: K5 – 5th Grade, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm Monday-Friday

Year-round:

  • Daycare: 6 Weeks – K4, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday-Friday

It was a good experience for us too.

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.

Montessori School of Mauldin

864.288.8613 | 205b East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC

Offers: Infant to 6th grade

“Montessori School of Mauldin-Amazing teachers and diverse environment. My daughter has thrived here.”

Covenant Christian Academy

864.244.3162 | 1310 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Infant – K4

Hopewell Learning Center at Hopewell United Methodist

864.967.8181 | 1420 Neely Ferry Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infants & Toddlers, K2, K3, K4  half day programs, 2 -5 day options available.

Our Saviour Lutheran School

864.268.4714 | 2600 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

Offers: K2, K3, K4 (ages 2 – 5)

"Our Saviour Lutheran School. Affordable and diverse!"

"Our Saviour Lutheran in Taylors is wonderful."

Rocky Creek Christian Academy

864.688.0019 | 239 Rocky Creek Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Infants to 5K

Solverus Academy Christian Preschool Greenville

864.292.9909 | 4317 East North Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Infant – K5
Practices an Abeka curriculum

Solverus Academy Christian Preschool Mauldin

864.292.9909 | 739 N Main Street, Mauldin, SC

Offers: Infant – K5
Practices an Abeka curriculum

Greer First Baptist Church

864.877.4253 | 202 W. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Offers: 8 weeks- 4K (half-day program)
Monday- Friday, 8:30 AM- 1:00 PM.

Gilmore Prep Academy

864.655.5845 | 1271 South Suber Road, Suite B, Greer, SC

Offers: K3-K5 (transitional kindergarten). Project-based early childhood education. Children will be assessed when enrolled to help identify strengths and weaknesses.

Providence Preschool

864.605.1011 X15 | 4000 Highway 153, Greenville, SC

Offers: K2 – K5, half day with 3 or 4 day options

St Matthias Lutheran Church Preschool

864.442.1379 | 109 Dayton School Road, Easley, SC

Offers: K1 (12 months) up to K4, mom’s morning out

East Link Academy

864.775.1733 | 78 Global Drive Suite 200, Greenville, SC

Offers: K4-8th grade.

Curriculum: A Chinese/Mandarin language immersion curriculum along with standard education courses.

Fairview Baptist Church Preschool

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

Berea First Baptist Child Development Center

864.294.9001 | 529 Farrs Bridge Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: 3-4 years old, various ministry preschool programs throughout the week.

Little Me Academy

864.419.6586 |  120 Wicker Park Avenue, Greer, SC

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.

St. James Day School

864.884.9095 | 301 Piney Mountain Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Ages 1 – 4
Monday – Thursday; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

"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."

Leesa

Upstate Montessori Academy

864.551.1152 |  109 North Leach Street, Greenville, SC


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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

Aldersgate Child Development Center

864.268.5028 | 7 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC

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

Mauldin United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten

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.

Anna

Making History

864.360.0659 | 1012 Westbrooke Lane, Easley, SC

“Make History” for your child this year with these unique, historically-themed birthday parties. From an explorer on the high seas to a colonial lady having tea – your child will love this experience! Read our KAG story on Making History Parties.

The Goddard School

864.448.0004 | 533 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

The Goddard School in Simpsonville offers a NAEYC Accredited program, flexible scheduling, individualized curriculum and assessments, and enrichment programs for Infants through Kindergartners.

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School

864.277.5350 | 2 James Drive, Greenville, SC

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School in Greenville offers a classical program through the Catholic faith for children in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

The Goddard School of Simpsonville

864.254.0708 | 8 Five Forks Plaza Court, Simpsonville, SC

Full-day childcare for infants through kindergarten. Also offers after-school care.

Park Place Children's Center

864.270.5910 | 205 Batesville Road, Simpsonville, SC

Full-day childcare for infants through four year olds.

Kiddie Academy of Five Forks

864.627.1985 | 321 Scuffletown Road, Simpsonville, SC

Full day childcare for ages 6 week through 12 years. Plus after school care for kids up to 12 years of age.

Adora Childcare

864.382.1833 | 2825 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Full day childcare for children 6 weeks – 6 years old, including a new full-day kindergarten program.

Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks

864.757.1191 | 2255 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC

Full-day childcare for infants through kindergarten, plus after-school childcare for kids up to 12 years old.

La Petite Academy of Taylors

864.292.3370 | 4805 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Full-day childcare for children 6 weeks – 5 years old. Also offers before- and after-school care for kids up to 12 years old.

La Petite Academy of Greenville

864.676.1539 | 1518 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Offering full-day childcare for infants through pre-k. Also offering before- and after-school childcare for kids up to 12 years of age.

Cadence Academy Preschool

864.288.8884 | Greenville & Mauldin, , SC

Offers: Full-day childcare for 6 weeks through 5 years old. Also offers after-school care for kids up to 12 years of age.

Legacy Academy

864.288.4403 | 211 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC

Offering full-day childcare for children 12 weeks through kindergarten. Also offering after-school childcare for kids up to 12 years old.

KinderCare

864.655.7152 | 2 Upstate locations, , SC

Childcare for children 6 weeks through Kindergarten, plus after-school care for kids up to 12 years of age.

Green Apple Childcare Center

864.991.2104 | 1440 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Full day childcare for children 6 weeks through 4 years of age.

KidsZone Drop-In Hourly Childcare

864.263.3895 | 21 Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC

Offering short term, part time, full time, after school childcare and Parent’s Night Out.

Solverus Christian Academy

864.292.9909 | 2 Upstate locations, , SC

Full time childcare for infants through Kindergarten.

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.

Primrose School of Greenville

864.370.8118 | 404 Houston Street, Greenville, SC

Full-day childcare for infants through pre-kindergarten. Also offering after-school care for kids up to 12 years of age.

Ivybrook Academy Greenville

864.865.8232 | 305 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC


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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.

The Gallagher family

Brain Balance of Greenville

864.329.9933 | 2531 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville, SC

Offers programs for children ages 3.5 and older and focuses on supporting children with learning and developmental issues, such as ADHD, learning disabilities, processing disorders, and Asperger Syndrome.

St. Mary's Catholic School

864.271.3870 | 101 Hampton Avenue, Greenville, SC

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greenville offers academics and programming for children in 3K through 8th grade.

Simpsonville KinderCare

864.228.6804 | 700 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: 6 weeks through 12 years

Pelham Road Baptist Child Development Center

864.288.7674 | 1108 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Offers programs for infants through K4.

Margaret Mills Cubbage Child Development Center

864.250.8080 | 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC

Located on the campus of Greenville Technical College, provides full-day care for children aged 6 weeks up to 5 years old.

Small Impressions Child Development Center

864.609.5099 | 4514 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Offers full-day programs for children aged 6 weeks up to 5 years old, along with after-school care and summer programs for children up to 12 years old.

Minds in Motion Learning Center

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.

Offers: Programs for infants through K4.

Upstate Kids Learning Center

864.235.7505 | 1105 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: A half-day drop-in program for kids 6 months – 5 years

The Sunshine House

Full-time childcare for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. It also offers after-school care for kids up to 12 years old. Sunshine House has multiple locations in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson including.

Greenville Classical Academy

864.329.9884 | 2519 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC


KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Private Schools


Greenville Classical Academy models classical education in a Christian environment and strives for excellence in academics as well as in every other aspect of life. Offers K4 – 12th grade.

Sans Souci Academy

864.233.4558 | 3100 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville, SC

Offers: K3 and K4. At SSA, we believe children learn through play. We provide learning opportunities for social experiences, imaginative play, foundational literacy and math skills, and creativity.

Foundations Early Learning Center

| 2 Locations: Simpsonville & Greer, , SC

Offers: Infants – 12 years

Greer Location: 100 Sudduth Farms Drive; 864.881.7868
Simpsonville Location: 7 Magnolia Cove Drive; 864.256.0404

Prince of Peace Catholic School

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.

Offers: Infants through kindergarten. Located in the Five Forks area.

The Advent Children's Center

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

Covenant Child Development Center

864.578.8459 | 9020 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for one-year-olds through kindergarten
Affiliated with United Methodist Church of the Covenant

Early Learning Center at the Mill 

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

Eddlemon Adventist Child Development Center

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

First Baptist Weekday Preschool

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

Westminster Day School

864.585.8751 | 309 Fernwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool classes for children 4 months old through kindergarten
Affiliated with Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westgate Christian School

864.576.4953 | 1990 Old Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade
Affiliated with Westgate Baptist Church

Trinity Children's Center

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

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church & Preschool

864.576.0424 | 101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool classes for children 20 months old through 4 years old
Affiliated with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

St. James Methodist Kindergarten

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

Spartanburg Day School

864.582.7539 | 1701 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 2K preschool through 12th grade.

Spartanburg Christian Academy

864.578.4238 | 8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade
Affiliated with First Baptist North Spartanburg

Reidville Road Readiness Center

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

Oakbrook Preparatory School

864.587.2060 | 190 Lincoln School Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Classes for 3-year-old preschool through 12th grade

Mountainview Christian Academy

864.463.8888 | 650 Battleground Road, Cowpens, SC

Mountainview Christian Academy in Cowpens is affiliated with Mountain View Baptist Church and provides Christian education for 4K – 12th grade.

Morningside Baptist Church Weekday Preschool

864.585.5424 | 897 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Preschool for children 6 weeks of age through 4K
Affiliated with Morningside Baptist Church

Montessori West Christian School

864.576.5414 | 8800 Warren H Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Montessori and non-denominational Christian education for children 14 months old through kindergarten

Montessori Academy of Spartanburg

864.585.3046 | 384 South Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Montessori education for children 8 weeks old through 8th grade

First Presbyterian Church Weekday School

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

His Little Ones - First Baptist Lyman Preschool

864.439.8722 | 80 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

Offers: Preschool for children 12 months old – 4 years old
Affiliated with First Baptist Lyman Church

Inman Christian Academy

864.472.2863 | 90 Blackstock Road, Inman, SC

Offers: Baby room through 4-K classes

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School

864.582.6645 | 152 Alabama Street, Spartanburg, SC

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.

Exceptional Child Academy

864.308.1202 | 101 Builders Court, Spartanburg, SC

Offering childcare for children 6 weeks through 5 years old. Also offering after-school care.

Montessori West Christian School

864.576.5414 | 8800 Warren H. Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Montessori school offering full-time or part-time preschool, kindergarten and after-school care for children 14 months through six years old.

Montessori Academy of Spartanburg

864.585.3046 | 384 S. Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offering childcare for children 8 weeks old through 8th grade. Also offering after-school care.

The Franklin School

864.586.7130 | 100 Franklin Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Programs for children ages 6 weeks through 4. This is a public preschool option with private pay slots available.

Creative Learning Kids Child Development Center

864.587.8900 | 140 Southport Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers full-day care for children aged 6 weeks through 5 years old.

This is My Child Center for Child Development and Education

864.439.7760 | 84 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

Full-day programs are available to residents in the District 5 school district with kids aged 6 weeks through K3.

Primrose School of Greenville

864.370.8118 | 404 Houston Street, Greenville, SC

Primrose School of  Greenville offers balanced learning and curriculum for infants through Kindergarten.

Primrose School of Midtown Greenville

864.232.6101 | 19 Villa Road, Greenville, SC

Primrose School of Midtown Greenville offers balanced learning and curriculum for infants through Kindergarten.

Anderson Prep Preschool

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

Kid's Stuff Academy

864.225.7883 | 117 Midtown Square, Anderson , SC

Offers: Programs for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years and after school elementary care

Sunshine House of Anderson

864.772.3266 | 1944 Pearman Dairy Rd, Anderson , SC

Offers: Educational care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years, as well as before and after school care for children ages 5 years – 12 years

Siloam Christian Preschool

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.

Bloom Fine Arts Preschool

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.

Early Learning Music Academy at Golden Strip School of Music

864.626.3330 | 22 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Full-day program with music-based curriculum for ages 3-5.