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Hope Academy & Preschool

2258 Woodruff Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29681-5438

(864) 676-0028


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission is to provide each student with academic challenges while insuring personal success. Both preschool and academy classes are inclusion-based. Special needs children learn side-by-side with typical peers, providing an opportunity for all to learn that differences are to be celebrated rather than feared. Each preschool class of eight students includes one child with autism or a related disorder. Academy classes range in size from ten to eighteen students, including up to two students with autism or related disorders. Our small, personalized classes allow us to foster knowledge, character development, and social responsibility.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"K-3 M/W/F and T/Th
Time Activity
8:30-9:00 Morning arrival activities
9:00-9:30 Circl Time (Pleadge, story, calendar, songs
9:30-10:00 Outside Play Time
10:00-10:20 Snack
10:20-10:50 Clean-up and Book Time
10:50-11:20 Activity Time (letters, numbers, etc.
11:20-11:45 Cleanup, story, and singing
11:45-12:00 Pack-up and dismissal

8:39-8:45 Table Time
8:45-9:15 Circle Time
9:15-9:30 Handwriting
9:30-10:00 Recess
10:00-10:30 Snack
10:30-10:45 Center
10:45-11:00 Story Time
11:00-11:20 Art
11:20-11:40 Music, Social Studies, Science
11:40-12:00 Circle Time

Ms Kay and Ms Bernadette
8:20-8:40 Arrival: blocks, puzzles, color sheets
8:40-9:00 Circle Time: helpers, calendar, weather, count days in school, pledge, introduce topics for day
9:00-9:10 Exercise and music
9:10-9:25 Language: letter of the week, story of the month
9:25-9:40 Handwriting or other worksheets
9:40-10:00 Math: counting, recognizing numbers, shapes
10:00-10:30 Recess: outdoor play or games and music inside
10:30-11:00 Wash hands, snack, show and share
11:00-11:30 Centers, art projects, and individual help
11:30-11:50 Review day, read story, give stickers
11:50-12:00 Pack up and dismiss

Ms Karen and Ms Lani
8:30-8:45 Children arrive
8:45-9:00 Circle time
9:00-9:15 Story time
9:15-9:45 Centers (2)
9:45-10:00 Bathroom
10:00-10:30 Outside
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-11:00 Story time
11:00-11:30 Centers (2)
11:30-11:45 Review day
11:45-12:00 Prepare to go home "
Excerpted from the preschool's website