Lower School

Preschool Boys on Slide

A Great Place to Grow!

Welcome to Chapelgate’s Early Childhood Education Programs! Originally founded as a school for students in grades 6-12, a preschool was established in 2013 to serve parents looking for a nurturing, developmental program with a loving, Christian worldview for their younger students.

Preschool Instruction
Preschooler playing on slide
Chapelgate High School Student teaching Preschooler

Preparing for Success

The Chapelgate Lower School, as part of a larger school organization, is in a wonderful position to provide students with many unique resources to prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond. We have one to three high school students assisting the teachers throughout the day. These teacher aides, always under the direct supervision of teachers, provide the opportunity for more one on one interaction with the preschool students. Our Drama, Humanities and Middle School classes perform skits and puppet shows and read children’s literature as part of their own curriculum, much to the delight of our young learners! We have access to the science projects and experiments of the middle and high school science programs.

We utilize multiple curriculums to enhance our programs at each level.

  • Our two-year-old teachers use “Doors to Discovery”.
  • Our three-year-old teachers use “Scholastic’s Big Day for Pre K” curriculum.
  • Chapelgate Lower School utilizes a STEAM curriculum for our four-year-old learners as they prepare for Kindergarten .
  • Our Kindergarten through Second Grade teachers use a myriad of curricula and materials including the Journals Reading Program, Pathway Phonics, Memoria Press Enrichment, and Saxon Mathematics.

Upward Focused

As a Christian Early Education program, we strive first and foremost to model Christ’s love to our young charges. Developmentally appropriate activities to teach and reinforce the academic areas that they will encounter in their later schooling. We use our own Bible curriculum throughout the programs.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14