First Presbyterian Academy’s K5 - 5th Grade Program prepares students for the rigors of Middle School while celebrating the differences of all God’s children. The average week of an Elementary student will include challenging, hands-on classroom time, instruction in Spanish, STEM, Art, Physical Education, Music, Chapel and daily Bible lessons. Classroom management is approached from a biblical worldview with the example of Christ and the teachings of scripture as our foundation. Further opportunities are available for students who qualify for the Gifted Program.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Full Day 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Early Stay available at 7:15 a.m.
Students may begin entering classrooms at 7:50 a.m.
Late Stay available from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All School Early Dismissal - 11:45 a.m.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY ALSO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL PROGRAMS TO LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT ZONE - In addition to Late Stay, K5 - 5th Grade students can register for a range of extracurricular activities at the end of the academic day. Classes are offered at an additional cost depending on the provider.
IGNITE GIFTED PROGRAM (2nd - 5th Grade)
B.Music in music education from Furman University
M.A. in education administration from Furman University
Ed.D in educational leadership from North Greenville University
Favorite Bible verse:
Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
Vision & Mission for Lower School:
In our Lower School we encourage every child to explore, discover and achieve their full potential in a nurturing learning environment. Our goal is to foster a love for knowledge, critical thinking and a sense of community. We want our students to look at life with a biblical worldview and become confident lifelong learners who will become responsible contributors to our ever-changing world.
Family & Fun Facts:
- Wife of 31 years to Russ
- Mom to five incredible children
- In my free time I enjoy being the artistic director of a local women's acapella group, hiking, going to the movies and crafts.