Our mission

  To provide the children of our community with a Christian school home focused on teaching learning skills, the value of friendships, respect of others, and the importance of everyone’s role in God’s world.

Ages Served

  Our preschool and kindergarten program is designed for children from two to five years old.  Children are placed in classes by their age as of September 1, of each school year.  

An Overview of Our Program

  We have approximately 145 students and a staff of 27. There are 11 classes varying in days offered for different age groups. We have 2, 3, 4, and 5-day-per-week classes. We also make every effort to co-operate and be creative with the schedules required of children with special needs. We welcome their support staff (if needed) into our program for evaluations, visits, or one-on-one time outside of our classrooms.  

Class Sizes

  Our class ratios are among the lowest to be found in our area. Each class has one teacher and one assistant. Class sizes range from 7-15, with oldest children in the larger classes.  

Our Calendar

  Our program, with some exceptions, operates on the Cherokee County school system calendar. We begin classes later and end classes earlier than the county schedule. We are also closed on Good Friday, and our Christmas break starts earlier. Our preschool class day is from 9am-12pm, with an option for “Lunch Bunch,” allowing your child to be with us until 1pm.  

Our Curriculum

  Hickory Flat Church Preschool is a theme-based, child centered, where all children are able to explore and learn through hands on activities. Our lessons focus on cognitive skills, language development, motor skills, social interaction, and emotional and spiritual growth. The thematic units combine all components of education: phonics, literature, math, science, art, music, and movement. Follow this link for more information on our curriculum.   Hickory Flat UMC Kindergarten is specially designed for families seeking personal and private Christian education for their children. Our Kindergarten allows children to stay on track with their age level and build all necessary skills to be successful in elementary school. Our class size is 15 with a fully mastered certified teacher and assistant teacher. We use hands on materials and centers with in our classroom with all subjects (spelling, math, reading, science, social studies, etc.) Our program is heavily focused on reading. The love of learning and reading are the key to a child’s success in the school.  

What are Our Goals for Your Child?

  Our goals are that when a child leaves our school they will have developed a love for Christ, have a foundation of Christian character, and have all the fundamentals of academics. We strive for excellence in teaching a solid Biblical foundation and strong academics.  
Lorey Lovaas, Preschool Director
Office: 770.345.9354
Fax: 770.345.5767