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Guide to Columbia Area Preschools

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Looking for a preschool to send your little one to? We’ve got you covered! Columbia SC Moms Blog has partnered with some of the Midlands’ top preschools to provide you with a list of facilities and programs to check out when making a decision where to send your child.

Ben Lippen School

BLS-logo 7401 Monticello Road | Columbia, SC | 29203

Ben Lippen School educates Pre-K through 12th grade students from a Christian perspective, providing a superior educational experience that is unlike any other in the area. Our academic program is built on a solid foundation of biblical truth that prepares students for the 21st century.

Beginning at the preschool level, students are challenged to become critical thinkers and problem solvers while thinking creatively, working collaboratively, and learning to communicate effectively. We intentionally implement instruction that ensures that our students acquire the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for practical application at the next grade level and beyond.

Small class sizes allow for personalized attention by our excellent faculty who love students and love to teach a biblically-integrated curriculum. Authentic experiences such as field trips, international studies, and service projects, afford our students the opportunities to make real life connections with the concepts being taught inside the classroom. At Ben Lippen School, we consider it a privilege to not only prepare our students for college but prepare our students for their calling in life.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | (803) 787-1899

Harmony School

harmony3737 Covenant Road | Columbia, SC | 29204

  • Starting at age 2 1/2
  • Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary programs
  • Affordable tuition
  • Field Trips for All Ages
  • Hands-on, multi-sensory, integrated approach to learning
  • Unique blend of Montessori, Inquiry-based and Waldorf-inspired curriculum

Website | Facebook | (803) 787-1899

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Spring Valley Baptist Church Preschool

91 Polo Road | Columbia, SC | 29223

Our church offers a traditional Christian based preschool program which operates on a part-time basis from 9 a.m.-noon during the school year. We strive to create a safe, fun, nurturing, learning environment for children ages 1-4 whose parents have flexible schedules or families with stay at home moms/dads so the children do not need full time child care. We utilize “learning through play” concepts which are supported through our Christian based curriculum, WEE Learn. We have been serving the northeast Columbia area for almost 30 years. Please check out our Facebook page to see us in action. Contact us to schedule a tour.

Website | Facebook | (803) 736-7710 (Contact: Carol Lynn Kennedy)

St. Martin’s Drop-In Nursery

5220 Clemson Avenue | Columbia, SC | 29206

At St. Martin’s Drop-In Nursery our motto is: “A place to love, to grow, to serve! ” Established in 1972 to serve as an outreach ministry for the greater Columbia community, the Drop-In Nursery has been recognized twice by Palmetto Parent Magazine as the best Drop-In in the community. The nursery is directed year-round by Kathy Lentz, who has overseen this St. Martin’s ministry for the past 28 years. Reservations are not required, and we charge an hourly rate on an as-needed basis.

Website | Facebook | Email | (803) 787-6406


Additional Preschools

Belvedere Early Learning Center
3700 Thurmond St
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 754-4022

Right Direction Church Intl
1234 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 798-1230

Mt Olive Lutheran Church
1541 Lake Murray Blvd
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 781-5845

North Trenholm Baptist Church
6515 N Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 753-8944

Shandon United Methodist Church
3407 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 256-8383

La Petite Academy
7460 Garners Ferry Rd
Columbia, SC 29209
(888) 984-8838

Montessori Early Learning Center and School of The Arts
1101 Balsam Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 772-2262

Lake Murray Montessori School
312 Elders Pond Dr
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 788-7522

Chesterbrook Academy
1050 Wildwood Centre Dr
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 699-9988

Trenholm Road United Methodist Preschool
3401 Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 254-9848

College Of Early Learning
1313 Means Ave
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 772-3317

Heathwood Hall
3000 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 765-2309

Main Street United Methodist Church
1830 Main St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 779-3142

Cutler Jewish Day School
5827A N Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-1831

Shandon Presbyterian Child Development Center
607 Woodrow St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 799-8533

Brookland Academy Child Development Center
1054 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 744-7917

Incarnation Lutheran Child Development Center
3005 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 256-7456

St Peter’s Catholic School
1035 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-8285

Montessori School of Columbia
411 South Maple Street
Columbia, SC 29205

Gateway Academy
1130 Sparkleberry Ln Ext
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-2255

St John Baptist Preschool
3404 W Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC
(803) 256-8542

Eastminster  Presbyterian Day School
3200 Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC
(803) 771-1512

Central Carolina Christian Academy
2739 Covenant Rd
Columbia, SC 29204

St Joseph Catholic School
3700 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 254-6736

McGregor Presbyterian Preschool
6505 St Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 781-2539

Covenant Classical Christian School
3120 Covenant Rd
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 787-0225

Timmerman School
2219 Atascadero Dr
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-2748

Grace Christian School
416 Denham Ave
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-8996

Westminster Child Development
1715 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 798-4590

St. John Neumann Catholic School
721 Polo Rd
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-1367

Covenant Christian Academy
3222 Platt Springs Rd
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 796-2860

Aspire Early Learning Academy
1103 B Ave
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 834-4976

Windsor Academy
952 Old Cherokee Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 808-3285

Bright Horizons Preschool
1835 Assembly St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 253-3050

Living Springs Lutheran Church
4224 Hard Scrabble Rd
Columbia, SC
(803) 736-0661

Riverland Hills Baptist Church
201 Lake Murray Blvd
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 772-3227

Holland Avenue Baptist Church
801 12th St
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 794-9133

Bellvedere Early Learning Center
3700 Thurmond St
Columbia, SC
(803) 754-4027

Asbury Memorial UMC
1005 Asbury Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 776-7237

Union United Methodist Church
7582 Woodrow Street
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 781-3013

Kathwood Baptist
900 Trenholm Rd
Columbia, SC
(803) 787-6546

Shandon Baptist
5250 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-1300

Bethel Church
4600 Daniel Dr
Columbia, SC
(803) 787-3058

Seven Oaks Presbyterian
530 St Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 772-1761

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool
525 Saint Andrews Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 731-0854

Lexington Baptist
308 E. Main Street
Lexington, SC  29072

St Andrews Baptist
230 Bush River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 772-6666

Lake Murray Presbyterian
2721 Dutch Fork Road
Chapin SC 29036

Windsor Academy
952 Old Cherokee Rd
Lexington, SC
(803) 808-3285

Know of a great preschool that’s not listed or interested in having your preschool featured in our guide? Contact [email protected] for more information!

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