To be admitted to the K2, K3, or K4 Preschool Programs, the child must be of that age by September 1.


The Academy Downtown offers Preschool for children K2-K4, a K5 (Kindergarten) program and a Transitional K6 program for those who are not quite ready for 1st Grade. All classes are characterized by small classes, taught by experienced, degreed teachers, utilizing the very best research-based instructional resources available with customized curriculum guides. All teachers and staff are dedicated, Christian professionals who love children and seek to provide a clear model of a biblical, grace-centered Christian life and worldview to our students. Related Arts classes include Music, Physical Education, Library, Art, and Chapel.

Hours of Operation:

  • School Day K5 & K6 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • School Day K2, K3 & K4 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • 2023-2024 School Day - K2, K3, & K4 - 8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Shannon Forest

First Presbyterian Academy at Shannon Forest offers both full day and half day programs for K3 and a full day program for K4 students. Each child receives instruction with sensitivity to developmental stages and is taught by experienced, degreed teachers. Students remain active and engaged throughout the day. In addition to a challenging academic program, students are also nurtured in their social and emotional needs according to a biblical worldview. Classroom management and discipline are viewed through the lens of Scripture. Related Arts classes include Music, Physical Education, and Chapel.

Hours of Operation:

  • Early Stay available at 7:15 a.m.
  • Students may begin entering classrooms at 7:50 a.m.
  • School Day: 
    Full Day 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Half Day Program  8:10 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Late Stay is available from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • All School Early Dismissal - 11:45 a.m.