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!

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ABOUT OUR CLASSROOMS

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.

 

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SCHEDULE A TOUR

We'd love to meet you! Get to know more about our Preschool environment, teachers, curriculum and more by scheduling your preschool visit. Click the button below or contact our Preschool Director, Meghan Lake, to schedule a time that works for you: mlake@veritasacademy.com or 717-925-6693.

We look forward to meeting you!

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LOCATION

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

 

2021-2022 CLASS OPTIONS

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Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 & 5)
Teachers: Miss Laurie Schenke, Miss Meghan Lake

    • Full Day, 2 Days - Tuesday, Thursday
      • This class is currently full for 2021-2022 with a waiting list. Applications are still being accepted for our waiting list.
    • Morning, 3 Days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
      • This class is currently full for 2021-2022 with a waiting list. Applications are still being accepted for our waiting list.
    • Morning, 5 Days - Monday through Friday

Preschool (ages 3 & 4)
Teacher: Miss Michelle Fisher | Assistant: Miss Tracy Kuehner

    • Morning, 3 Days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
      • This class is currently full for 2021-2022 with a waiting list. Applications are still being accepted for our waiting list.
    • Morning, 2 Days - Tuesday and Thursday
      • This class is currently full for 2021-2022 with a waiting list. Applications are still being accepted for our waiting list.

YEARLY TUITION 

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

    • Preschool - 2 Mornings: $970
    • Pre- Kindergarten - 2 Full Days: $1,680
    • Pre-Kindergarten - 5 Mornings: $2,010
    • Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten - 3 Mornings: $1,370

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE - MORNING CLASS:

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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:Miss-laurie-reading-story

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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ABOUT OUR CURRICULUM

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, keeping learning interesting and exciting as children explore using their five senses. Student/teacher interests allow flexibility of the learning themes, as long as the core areas of math, literacy, and Bible curriculum  objectives are met.

Each classroom’s instruction is unique to the teacher’s established teaching techniques as well as to the students' needs. Planned activities are developmentally appropriate and are scaffolded 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 stations. All themes are taught using Biblical principles as the basis for each unit.

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VERITAS PRESCHOOL HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

Veritas Preschool at Highland opened in September of 2014 as a branch of Veritas Academy, a Classical Christian School located in Leola, PA. The school sprung out of the desire to meet families' needs for 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.

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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.

Learn more detailed information by viewing our Preschool Handbook.

 

NEXT STEPS

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 1.

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