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Academy Arts Preschool

3466 Douglas Rd.
South Bend, IN 46635

(574) 247-1590


Philosophy & Approach

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 more

More Information

  • dance classroom
Other subjects taught Students enjoy age-appropriate creative dance instruction by a master certified dance educator.

From the Director:

Academic learning is linked to the dance, music and art activities

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Each child learns through different methods. The unique program of Academy Arts Preschool presents academic and social learning through art-based activities including dance, music and art.

A Typical Day

Students experience learning through age-appropriate dance movement, music, art activities, stories and creative activities.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are kept informed of student progress and activities through updates, observations, parent-teacher meetings and annual summaries of student learning.


Separation is Handled through:

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