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South Hills Academy

2585 South Main Street
Corona, CA 92882

(951) 734-4455


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

South Hills Academy offers a learning environment that meets the needs of children 2yrs old through 5yrs old. Not only does our program offer instruction and guidance in all academic areas, we also focus on grace and courtesy lessons. This is a nurturing enviroment you will want your children to be a part of! Stop in anytime!

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We offer Amazing Athletes and Creative Movements programs during the school week. Amazing Athletes is a PE program with Coach Nate and Creative Movements is dance program with Ms Lisa! Both programs are a hit with the children.

From the Director:

Each child has their own style of learning and are at their own level. Our teachers honor this and encourage and guild the children to their next level. Our PreK and Kindergarten classes use A Beka Book curriculum!!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Your child is unique in many ways. We celebrate that! The goal of the teachers is to honor your child's level of learning and style of learning as we take them to the next level.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

South Hills Academy is a Christian preschool and kindergarten that has a class size limit of 15! Yes, 15 children in each classroom with two teachers! Your child is important to us and we value your decision to be a part of the South Hills Academy family.

A Typical Day

The children arrive to the playground to start their day together! The teachers are present on the playground too and then gather their children for class.

There is a morning and afternoon snack provided by school.

There is an opportunity for the children to nap in the afteroon as well as an afternoon program full of activities.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

South Hills Academy loves families! We have a Spirit Team made up of staff and parents to coordinate Family Fun Activities: Movie Nights on Campus, Park Days, Game Nights, etc.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Every child has a different experience with separation. We work with the parents to create a plan and then after the child practices we make adjustments.

We encourage parents to call the school throughout the day for updates. :)