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If you're looking for an outstanding private, Catholic preschool in North Atlanta, look no further. From hugs and prayers in the morning to fun-filled learning for the rest of the day, Pre-K students at Pinecrest Academy thrive in a rich, warm, loving environment.

Because we recognize that each child is a gift from God, we strive to instill virtues, academics and character formation in a developmentally appropriate way to provide a strong foundation for Christian leadership skills to grow. Our private preschool program has high academic standards but is flexible to meet the needs of each child at his/her developmental stage. We also incorporate Montessori materials that have been proven to develop intrinsic learning and fine motor skills.

Through our Christian Preschool Program Students Learn:

  • Religion – Faith attributes of God, love of Jesus, Old and New Testament Bible stories, liturgical events/holidays.
  • Language Arts – letter recognition/phonics, beginning reading skills, speaking/listening skills, handwriting, sentence structure.
  • Math – number recognition/concepts, shapes, counting concepts, beginning addition/subtraction, time, money, calendar concepts.
  • Science – space, earth science/plants, water, life science/animals, human body, concepts of the scientific process.
  • Social Studies – historical figures, patriotic themes, geography.
  • Spanish - colors, numbers, learning Spanish basics through song.

We also offer P.E., art, music, chapel visits, show and tell, library visits and activities to develop fine and gross motor skills. Our students attend Mass once per week.

Our low student/teacher ratio allows us to give personal attention to each child. By working in small groups, our teachers are able to instruct many different levels, making sure all students’ academic needs are being met. It also allows the teachers to work with different learning styles while still meeting the academic objectives that are necessary to prepare for Kindergarten. Activities leading to Reading and Math readiness are also a large portion of our program.

By being enrolled in this distinctive learning environment at Pinecrest, students know that they are safe and loved, thus feeling secure enough to begin to explore and gain self-confidence in their God-given talents. It is the perfect entry point to prepare for a rigorous Catholic academic life that leads to a successful Pinecrest graduate.
Pinecrest Academy's private Catholic PreK is conveniently located in Cumming (South Forsyth), GA, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Suwanee and Milton.

2022-23 Tuition Rates

Pre-K (½ Day - 5 HALF days): $10,130
Pre-K (Full day - 5 FULL days): $11,140
Full-Time Aftercare Program: $2,600

Tuition Includes:
  • Curriculum and Classroom Instruction given by highly-qualified teachers
  • Art, Music, P.E.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Bible Montessori Program
  • Classroom Technology
  • PreK STEAM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
  • Field Day Activities and T-Shirt
  • Weekly Chapel and Monthly Virtue Awards Ceremony
  • Yearbook
  • Most Family Life Events

Tuition Does Not Include:
  • Lunch
  • Before and Aftercare
  • School Uniform

Why Pinecrest Academy Pre-K? We offer:

  • A safe learning environment in which your child will be known and loved
  • A low student/teacher ratio to allow personal attention for each child
  • A strong curriculum which educates the whole child, including Art, Music, Spanish, Religion and P.E., that develops intrinsic learning and fine motor skills
  • Award-winning PreK3-12 college-preparatory school with a great family atmosphere
Our Pre-K program offers a full day and half day* program. Each day the schedule and activities vary, but here is a typical day in the life of a Pinecrest Pre-K student:

8:00 am: Announcements, Morning Greeting, Song

8:15 am: Spanish
8:45 am: Calendar and Circle Time
9:15 am: Table Centers - encompassing Leveled Lessons in Math and Language Arts
10:15 am: Snack and Bathroom Break
10:30 am: Recess
11:00 am: Chapel Time with Jesus
11:30 am: Science and Social Studies
12:15 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm: Recess
1:15 pm: Bathroom and Water Break
1:30 pm: Nap time
2:15 pm: Play Centers
2:45 pm: Carpool Pickup

* Half day program ends at 12:00 noon prior to lunch.

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Our Mission: To form Christian leaders who will transform society.
955 Peachtree Parkway
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770.888.4477
Fax: 770.888.0404