Are you looking for a preschool in Simpsonville or the Five Forks area? Here’s our list of preschools recommended by local parents that are located in Simpsonville or Five Forks. This list includes private preschools, churches and more.
To find more great preschools in the Greenville area be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Preschools in Greenville and Upstate, SC!
Offers: K2-K4, elementary K5- 7th Grade
Our objective at Abiding Peace Academy is to provide an 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: 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.
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.
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.
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"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!”
Offers: Infants through Kindergarten
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 (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!
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!
For the safety of you and your family, our staff is fully vaccinated and wear masks while in the building.
Tours available weekly! Don’t forget to ask us about our Summer Program!
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: 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
Offers: Infants – K4
“StarShine Child Enrichment Center, because of the “enrichment” factor! Also, transition to the after school/summer program is seamless.”
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 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: 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.
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: Infants & Toddlers, K2, K3, K4 half day programs, 2 -5 day options available.
Offers: Infants to 5K
Full day childcare for ages 6 week through 12 years. Plus after school care for kids up to 12 years of age.
Offers: 6 weeks through 12 years
Offers: Infants – 12 years
Greer Location: 100 Sudduth Farms Drive; 864.881.7868
Simpsonville Location: 7 Magnolia Cove Drive; 864.256.0404
Offers: Infants through kindergarten. In addition to their Simpsonville location, a new location is slated to open in Greenville Fall 2022!