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Ben Lippen Schools is a private, Christ-centered school for preschool -12th grade.
They have three campuses in the Columbia, SC area.
Monticello Road Campus: Pre-K3 through 12th Grade
7401 Monticello Road, Columbia
Northeast Campus: Pre-K4 through 1st Grade
3513 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia
St. Andrews Road Campus: Pre-K3 through 4th Grade
500 St. Andrews Road, Columbia
Grace Christian School offers traditional education with a Christ-centered approach. They offer academics, athletics, fine arts, and spiritual development programs.
They offer educational programs from PreK – 12th grade.
Grace Christian School also has an Early Learning Center for infants (6 weeks old) – 2 years old.
North Trenholm Baptist Church
803.790.5104 6515 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC
North Trenholm Baptist Church has a Weekday Preschool for children ages 12 months-4 years old. School days are full days.
Big Blue Marble Academy
3 Locations, Columbia, SC
- Programs for infants-4K
- Before & After School Programs, including pick up from local schools.
- Summer Camps
Locations in West Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo:
3912 Leaphart Rd, West Columbia
110 Hadleigh Drive, Lexington
101 North Royal Tower Drive, Irmo
Full-Day preschool and daycare for ages 18 months – Pre-K designed to prepare kids for kindergarten.
Trenholm Road United Methodist Preschool has full time programming for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. They also have an afterschool program for grades 5K through 5th grade.
CFL is an Independent Early Childhood Program offering care for children 12 months to 4 years of age in their Child Development Program.
CFL also offers kindergarten through 5th grade in their academy program.
St. John Neumann Catholic School offers a combination of traditional education courses with Catholic teachings.
Grades: Preschool – 6th grade
The school also offers extended care, advanced math, community service opportunities, and special interest courses.
Mt Olive Lutheran Church Preschool is a half-day program for children ages 2-4.
Lake Carolina Early Learning Center offers preschool programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years
Saxa Gotha Presbyterian Child Development Center has preschool classes and programs for children ages 2 through 4. There’s also an Afterschool Program for kindergartners through 5th graders.
Preschool programs in Columbia, SC and Lexington, SC for infants through Pre- 4K, utilizing the Learning Beyond Curriculum.
1103 B Ave, West Columbia
320 S Lake Drive, Lexington
1535 Lorick Ave, Columbia
408 S Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner
- Primary Program for 3-6 year olds
- Lower Elementary Program for 6-9 year olds
- Upper Elementary for 9-12 year olds
- Middle School for 12-15 year olds
- Full-Day preschool and childcare for infants through 4K
- After-school program for 5K-8th grade (year-round or school year only)
- Full-Day Summer Camp for 5K-8th grade
Summer Discover Camp: Program is a full day from 7 am until 6:30 pm. Kids are divided by grade level and participate in extra mini camps (with no additional charge) like Art, Soccer Shots, Literacy Legends, Sports Superstars, and Clay Sculpting.
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School offers education from ages 2 (nursery school) through 12th grade. The campus is situated on 122 acres of wooded wetlands and incorporated natural “outdoor” education into its curriculum.
Spring Valley Presbyterian Church Preschool
803.788.4005 125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC
Spring Valley Presbyterian Church Preschool offers 2, 3, and 5 days a week programming for children ages 2-4. Preschool days are half days, but there’s an extended care option, too.
Preschool program for 8 weeks to 4 years old in Columbia, SC
Childcare Programs for:
- Infants (6 weeks-1 year)
- Toddlers (1-2 years old)
- Early Learners (2-3 years old)
- Preschool (3-4 years old)
- Pre-K (4-5 years old)
- School-Age (5-12 years old)
Locations in Harbison, SC, Lexington, SC and Northeast Columbia, SC:
450 Columbiana Drive, Columbia
5307 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington
1130 Sparkleberry Lane Extension, Columbia
After School Program at Cadence Academy: Includes homework help and free transportation from schools local to each Cadence Academy location
Summer Camp: Full-day summer camp for ages 5 to 12 that offer fun and activities to prepare kids for the next school year.
Incarnation Lutheran Child Development Center
803.256.7456 3005 Devine Street, Columbia, SC
The Incarnation Lutheran Child Development Center has preschool programming for children who are 8 weeks old through 4 years old. There’s also an After School Program.
Holland Avenue Baptist Church offers a half-day preschool program for children 6 weeks old through kindergarten.
Union Day School offers full time preschool programming for children ages 6 weeks to two years old.
Heyward Street Methodist Preschool offers half-day programming for 2, 3, and 4 year olds. You can choose between 2, 3, or 5 days per week.
MEGA Child Development Center offers full day programming for 2-4 year olds.
Lexington Baptist Preschool has classes for children 18 months old through 5K. There are options to choose between 2, 3, and 4 day attendance.
Midlands Montessori School offers full day programming for children ages 3-6 years old.
Kathwood Baptist offers a preschool program for children 6 weeks through 4 years old. There are full-time and part-time options.
Love Learning Center has classes for children 8 weeks through Pre-K. Programs are full-time.
Northside Christian Academy is a private school located in Lexington County.
The school offers a Christ-centered education for grades K -12.
In addition to academics, they offer athletics and arts programs.
They also have an Early Education Center for children ages 6 weeks old through kindergarten.
Half-Day and Full-Day Preschool Programs in Columbia, SC for infants-4 years old
Half-Day Preschool in Columbia for ages 1-4 at Spring Valley Baptist Church. The half-day, play-based program is from 9 am to noon, weekdays.
Lake Murray Presbyterian Day School is a preschool program for children ages 6 weeks old through 5 years old. There’s a full-day program and a part-time program.
Brookland Academy Child Development Center
803.744.7918 1054 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC
Full-day preschool programming for infants (6 weeks old)-4 years old. The school is located at Brookland Baptist Church.
Saint Joseph Catholic School offers a traditional education with cutting-edge teaching techniques combined with Catholic teachings based on the Diocese of Charleston.
Grades: 4K- 6th grade
In addition, they offer enrichment courses such as art, music, physical education, guidance, technology, and Spanish
Pisgah Child Development Ministries has programs and classes for children ages 18 months through 5 years old.
Harmony School is a private school offering pre-K – Elementary school education. Their blended curriculum is inspired by Waldorf, Montessori, and Inquiry-based learning.
The school also offers after-school care.
Timmerman School is an SCISA Accredited private school in Columbia, SC for grades K – 12.
They offer academics, athletics, and fine arts.
The high school program receives their education through Connections Academy with on-campus private teacher assistance.
Preschool program for ages 6 weeks old to 4 years old
Trinity Learning Center in Columbia, SC offers full day preschool programming for infants through 5-year-olds.
Lake Murray Baptist Preschool offers programs for children ages 1 through 5 years old.
Living Springs Lutheran Church Child Development Center
803.736.0776 4224 HardScrabble Road, Columbia, SC
Living Springs Lutheran Church Child Development Center has full-day classes for infants through 4/5 year olds.
Preschool and kindergarten in Columbia, SC for ages toddlers and ages 2-5. Programs are partial day and there are options for attendance 3-5 days per week.
Midlands Primary Learning Center has full day preschool classes for children ages 2-4 years old.
Programming for infants-5th graders. Preschool programming goes through 5 years old.
College Of Early Learning
1313 Means Avenue, Columbia, SC
Private Montessori school for Pre-K through 12th grade
Montessori Early Learning Center is a private school with an education curriculum based on Montessori-style learning.
The facility has 6 primary, multi-aged classrooms. The facility has observation mirrors installed in every classroom door for parent use at any time without an appointment.
Programs for infants – preschoolers, including kindergarten prep, located at the Columbia Federal Center.
McGregor Presbyterian Preschool offers classes for 1 year olds through 4 year olds. You can choose from 2, 3, or 5 days per week. Classes are half-days.
Mt Hebron Dayschool has half-day preschool programs for infants through kindergarten.