Academics » Preschool


(AGES 2-4)

Finding the right preschool for your child is an exciting step in your life as a parent. We are delighted that you are considering Beaufort Academy. We know that you probably have many questions about how to begin and about how to choose the best school for your child. At Beaufort Academy, we are here to help.

The 2024-2025 school year marks the 29th year of our BA preschool program. We remain as committed as ever to our belief that the role of a preschool is to offer children opportunities to form lasting friendships and develop independence and confidence in their emerging social and academic abilities. The BA preschool program is designed to provide ample opportunities for your child to socialize, play, learn and express his or her individuality in a nurturing and accepting environment.

Beaufort’s Academy’s littlest eagles will start their Beaufort Academy education in the sweet brick building located at 7 Fairfield Road, just a half mile from main campus. With four vibrant classrooms, restrooms outfitted for toddlers, a private shaded playground, garden, outdoor chalkboard, and a patio filled with trikes and basketball hoops, your child will feel at home.


There are three classes offered; Pre-K2, Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 with two schedule options; five half days or five full days. Preschool students follow an academic calendar from August through May, with their day starting at 8am. Naps are scheduled for full day students, and an after-school program is available to those who need later care. Both half and full day students will have lunch and have the option to pre-order Chick-fil-A or pizza for lunch delivery on Mondays and Fridays. *Please note students entering Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 must be fully potty trained for enrollment.


Beaufort Academy Preschool school focuses on small class sizes and individual attention, with two teachers in each classroom. Our hallmark small class size gives our teachers the ability to really understand each student and tailor their learning experience. Our teachers are familiar with each student in and out of the classroom which makes the transition from grade to grade or Lower to Upper School seamless and comfortable. A wonderful feeling of warmth and personal connection makes the experience of learning and life at BA second to none.

Our highly trained, nurturing teachers have a clear understanding of how young children learn and grow. They will introduce a variety of key, age-appropriate lessons designed to develop a lifelong love of learning. The teachers provide foundational lessons that match the individual readiness of each child to ensure that they experience success every day. We know the importance of providing loving and consistent care, authentic experiences and meaningful learning opportunities.


Our creative curriculum is a combination of both traditional and progressive concepts used to support each student’s social, physical, emotional and cognitive growth. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum engages the whole child by encouraging creativity, communication, collaboration and problem solving, while having fun. We encourage a child’s natural sense of wonder.

We use Handwriting without Tears to promote language and literacy development by introducing stimulating and challenging activities that reinforce higher levels of letter recognition, phonemic awareness, expressive and receptive language, oral language comprehension and concepts of print. Math is taught through a variety of hands activities such as block building, patterning, graphing and puzzle activities. The Scientific Method is used during Science lab both in our in class science stations as well as our outdoor science lab. We use such concepts as asking a question, hypothesizing, experimenting and concluding our experiments. Social studies lessons are done through creative problem solving and designed to promote a broader discovery of the world around us. Advanced motor skills are taught through structured yoga, sports, and playground activities. 

Children spend their time painting and drawing, sorting, counting, learning the alphabet, building with blocks, playing dress-up, dancing and singing, riding trikes, exploring and learning about nature, sharing ideas and stories, making their own books, and taking the time for rest and naps. We strive to balance the day so children can grow and learn in healthy, age-appropriate ways.


We are proud to offer foundational lessons that match the individual readiness of each child to ensure that they experience success every day. We look forward to working with your family to ensure your child is prepared for success during their time at BA and beyond. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Gallagher, Director of Admissions at [email protected].  

*Please note students entering Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 must be fully potty trained for enrollment.
*Nap time is alloted for all full day students.
*Preschool runs on an academic schedule from August - May. 


Beaufort Academy offers an after school child care program for preschool students from 2:45pm to 5pm. After school activities include structured play, artwork, puzzles, sciences, outdoor games, playground time and children’s movies. Children should bring a snack and a drink each day. Preschool after-care is provided on all regular school days, it is not provided on early dismissal days, when there is no school, or on the day before a break. There are limited spots available for Preschool students.

If you are interested in enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year, please contact the Admissions office by submitting an inquiry online. 
*UPDATE* 1.3.24
There is a waiting list for Pre-K2 and Pre-K3 classes for the 24-25 school year.  To be placed on the wait list, you must
complete the application process online. 

We encourage you to start the
application process as soon as possible to secure a spot since class sizes are small.