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First United Methodist School

122 W Sproule Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741-5048

(407) 847-8805


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers know and assist each student to be successful.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"First United Methodist School adopts the historic Christian view of life as presented in the
Bible. Since God created and sustains everything through His Son, Jesus Christ, the world
and life are God-centered and should glorify Him. Man, being a sinner by nature and choice,
cannot glorify or know God apart from being regenerated through personal acceptance of
Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith. The total process of education, therefore, should
seek to restore the student to a position of true knowledge, righteousness and holiness in
Christ by relating the whole person to God spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically.
God�s truth must be integrated into every area of school life. Such education is primarily the
parents� responsibility, and the school functions as an extension of the home in providing this
First United Methodist School and Child Care Center believe that all children are a gift from
God (Matt. 19:14), and are created in the image of God (Ps. 119:73; Col. 1:16). Therefore
our stewardship response is to provide a wholesome and Christian environment by nurturing
the children through the teaching of the Scripture, by providing Christian role models, and by
assisting them to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically as
Christians (Deut. 6:4-9). Our church seeks to treat each student as a special child of God,
encouraging mutual respect. The school has a traditional curriculum taught from a Christian
perspective, which includes a required daily Bible class at all age levels (a graded course in
the elementary)."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

welcome and activities
circle time
outside activities
story/song activities

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers send weekly newsletters to parents and newsletter can also be accessed from website. A daily summary is posted outside classroom door. E-news and helps for parents are sent weekly through the director. Parents may e-mail teachers at any time. Open House, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas program, semi-annual progress reports also help keep parents involved. Children also participate in numerous community service projects. Monthly Parent/Teacher fellowships promote active involvement.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on