THE PROGRAM

A good preschool is about far more than just learning letters and numbers. At Veritas Preschool, we believe in nurturing the whole child - mind, body, and spirit - through engaging, hands-on learning experiences that not only exceptionally prepare your child academically for Kindergarten, but also help them grow in their relationships and their appreciation of the beauty and wonder of God and the world around them.
veritas preschool | Veritas Academy | Classical Christian SchoolVeritas Preschool integrates a thematic concept into all academic areas while incorporating a wide variety of active learning experiences. Music, reading, arts and crafts, gross-motor physical activity, sensory playtime, and more are all incorporated into our daily curriculum!

Each classroom’s instruction is unique to the teacher’s teaching techniques as well as to the students' needs. Activities are discovery-based through student participation in both large and small-group settings, classroom centers, and rotating learning centers. These developmentally-appropriate activities can also be scaffolded based on students' needs.  Because we are part of Veritas Academy, students will also get additional enrichment with visits from our K-12 students and teachers from time to time to help enhance their learning experience! All themes are taught using Biblical principles as the basis for each unit.

Veritas Preschool 2020 Open House RSVP & More Info Here

LOCATION

Veritas Preschool at Highland is located at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 East Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, just off the Oregon Pike.

 

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OPEN HOUSE DATES

The best way to know if a school is right for you is by visiting, and we'd love to meet you! We have three evening Open House events scheduled for 2020! 

Thursday, February 6, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 6:00 pm

If those Open House dates don't suit your schedule, please contact the Preschool Director, Meghan Lake, to schedule a private school tour: mlake@veritasacademy.com or 717-925-6693.

We look forward to meeting you!

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2019-2020 WEEKLY SCHEDULE OPTIONS

PreK (ages 4 & 5)

Option 1: Full Day, 2 Days - Tuesday, Thursday

Option 2: Morning, 3 Days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Option 3: Morning, 5 Days (Monday - Friday)

Preschool (ages 3 & 4)

Option 1: Morning, 3 Days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Option 2: Morning, 2 days - Tuesday and Thursday

YEARLY TUITION 

(Financial Aid is available. Please inquire for more information. Parents may submit an application for financial aid after applying for preschool.)

Preschool Morning 2-Day Program: $900

Preschool & Pre-K Morning 3-Day Program: $1,275

Pre-K Full Day 2-Day Program: $1,575

Pre-K Morning 5-Day Program: $1,875

DSC02726 cropSAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE - MORNING CLASS: 

8:15-8:30 AM, Drop Off and Welcoming Activities

8:30-8:40 AM, Welcoming Activities and Morning Free Play

8:40-9:00 AM, Morning Devotionals and Bible Activity

9:00-9:20 AM, Circle Time

9:20-9:45 AM, Math and Writing Activities

9:45-10:00 AM, Snack Time

10:00-10:30 AM, Playground or Gym

10:30-11:15 AM, Small Group Activity/Free Play

11:15-11:25 AM, Special (Art, Music, Library, Gym/Gross Motor, Free Choice)

11:25-11:30 AM, End of Day Review and Clean Up

11:30 AM, Dismissal

 

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE - ALL-DAY CLASS:

8:15-8:45 Drop-off and Welcoming Activities

8:45 -9:00 Morning Devotionals & Bible Activity

9:00-9:25 Circle Time

9:25-9:30 Question of the Day

9:30-10:00 Learning Centers

10:00-10:20 Snack Time/Bathroom Break/Free Play

10:20-10:45 Gross Motor Play (playground or gym)

10:45-11:10 Small Group Activity/Free Play

11:10-11:20 Special (Art, Science, Library, Gym/Gross Motor, Free Choice.)

11:20-11:30 Music Time/Clean-Up/Prepare for lunch

11:30-12:00 Lunch Time/Bathroom Break

12:00-12:10 Bible Devotional

12:10-12:30 Afternoon Meeting

12:30-1:00 Learning Centers

1:00-1:30 Gross Motor Play

1:30-2:15 Rest Time

2:15-2:45 Learning Centers/Small Group Activity

2:45-2:55 Clean-up and Review

2:55-3:00 Line-Up and Dismissal

 * This daily schedule is flexible to the needs of the children and may change at any point during the day.

 
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Veritas Preschool integrates a thematic concept into all academic areas while incorporating a wide variety of engaging and hands-on learning experiences. We use themes to focus on the emergent interests of the children while keeping learning interesting and exciting as children explore using their five senses. Student/teacher interests will allow flexibility of the learning themes, as long as the math, literacy, and Bible curriculum are met. Each classroom’s instruction is unique to the teacher’s established teaching techniques as well as to the student’s needs. Planned activities are developmentally appropriate and are able to be scaffold based on the students needs. Activities are also discovery-based through student participation in both large and small-group settings, classroom centers, and rotating learning centers. All themes will be taught using Biblical principles as the basis for each unit.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Veritas Preschool at Highland opened in September of 2014. The preschool program is for 3 and 4 year olds and the prekindergarten is for 4 and 5 year olds. The preschool focuses on basic skills and social/emotional development. The prekindergarten focuses on academic and social preparation for Kindergarten - and for life! In all classes, our overarching focus is developing a love for God and His Word in these precious little ones. The preschool is located at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 East Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, just off the Oregon Pike.

Phone: 717-925-6693

Director: Meghan Lake

Learn more detailed information about our preschool by viewing our Preschool Handbook.

 

A CRUCIAL RELATIONSHIP (HISTORY)

As we were considering starting a preschool, we recognized that many families desired and needed a preschool that helps children prepare for success at school. During that process, God opened a door to unite Veritas Academy with Highland Presbyterian Church, a church that started one of the first preschools in Lancaster County (over fifty years ago). We are grateful and blessed that Veritas Preschool at Highland now carries on the great preschool tradition of Highland Presbyterian Church.

 

APPLICATION

Parents may submit new student applications beginning on January 15.  Current preschool families re-enroll during the month of February.  New students may begin enrolling on March 1Click here to apply online. 

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