As a parent, I can say unashamedly that PCA is the best school I’ve seen in this area and I’m so grateful that my kids have had the opportunity to attend and learn atPCA since kindergarten. The vast amount of academic knowledge and biblical understanding that they have picked up at school is so impressive it is hard to believe. Both my 8-year-old and my 6-year old know far more scripture by heart than I have ever attempted to memorize, and the best part is that they find so much joy in reciting scripture, singing psalms and hymns, and learning all sorts of things in so many subjects. They love to learn, they love to read, they love their school, and best of all they love Jesus.
It is because of this love, and because I have a young child who is not yet of kindergarten age, that I am so very excited to say PCA will be having a 4-year-old preschool class beginning this fall!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Besides the wonderful education and fun songs and activities I’m sure the students will no doubt enjoy, one of the best parts about this preschool class is that it is offered two half days per week. I remember looking into preschools when my first child was 4-years-old and I couldn’t find any that were less than three half days per week, many were even three full days. I can’t speak for everyone, but I wasn’t ready for my daughter to be out of the house that much. Two half days sounded perfect, and that is what PCA is offering.
The preschool class is for children who will be 4-years-old by August 1st. Children who are 5-years-old and not yet starting kindergarten will also enjoy this class. They will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, September 3 from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Unlike the rest of the school, the preschool class will not wear uniforms. However they will most likely eat lunch and even have recess with the rest of the school, which has always been a highlight in my kids’ days at PCA. They will also participate in our fall and spring recitation nights.
The focus of the preschool class will be kindergarten preparation with a classical focus. This will include phonics, writing, literature, basic math, Bible study, Bible verse memorization, art and music. The class’s curriculum will be compiled from a variety of sources including Spell to Write and Read (an especially effective phonics program that our students continue to use throughout their education at PCA), My ABC Bible Verses, and Slow and Steady Get Me Ready. The students will complete themed units of study based on the seasons, holidays, and letters.
If you are interested in having your child attend preschool at Pinnacle Classical Academy in the fall, please let the school know! There will only be 6-8 students in the class, so I suggest you reserve your child’s spot today by filling out an application and mailing it to PCA. The application has more information about the class as well as contact information if you have questions. We’re all looking forward to the addition of our preschool class in the fall!