A Reggio Emilia + Montessori + Half Day Preschool Where Your
Child Can Thrive
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Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill

875 Dave Gibson Blvd

Fort Mill, SC 29708

(803) 991-0644
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Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill
(803) 991-0644

875 Dave Gibson Blvd

Fort Mill, SC 29708

  • Observe & Customize

    Craft educational plans and opportunities based on each child's individual learning style

  • Explore & Discover

    Utilize the physical environment as a rich resource for exploration, inquiry, and thought

  • Respect & Collaborate

    Model and encourage respect and collaboration in every aspect of daily life

  • Honor & Document

    Value children's voices and showcase their importance through documentation

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Fort Mill Campus

Private Half-Day Preschool 
In Fort Mill

Every Child Needs Room to Grow

Vibrant futures begin with strong roots, and at Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill, we help children discover the world around them and grow into compassionate citizens. Our Fort Mill PreSchool lays a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning with our progressive approach to early childhood education. Our private half-day PreSchool is a step above others and offers a customized approach to learning that celebrates each child’s uniqueness.

Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill believes that the world around us offers endless learning possibilities. That’s why we tap into children’s natural curiosity and encourage them to explore, ask questions, and discuss their findings. With indoor and outdoor classrooms, there’s no limit to what they can discover.

Our Fort Mill PreSchool offers the following programs:

  • Toddler Preschool
  • Preschool for 2-Year-Olds
  • Preschool for 3-Year-Olds
  • Preschool for 4 & 5-Year-Olds
  • Private Kindergarten

All of the above programs are half-day classes, and we offer both morning and afternoon sessions for some of our programs. The half-day model is the best fit for children of these ages, as it provides adequate time for learning while allowing the important time to spend at home with family. It’s also a great introduction to school and will prepare them for full-day sessions in the future.

Redefining the Classroom Experience

Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill offers students the opportunity to explore the world around them – both inside and outside the classroom. Weather permitting, we frequently take our learning outdoors and make nature our classroom. Children can learn so much just from observing how the world works, which is why we don’t confine our curriculum solely to the classroom. Children have a natural curiosity about the world and their physical environment offers a rich resource for exploration and inquiry.

Our Curriculum

Our Fort Mill PreSchool draws upon three progressive educational philosophies: Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

  • Reggio Emilia – This approach allows students to learn at their own pace and invites teachers and families to participate in a collaborative effort. Peer interaction is one of the foundations of this progressive method.
  • Montessori – This is another highly respected technique and is similar to Reggio Emilia in that it allows children to take the lead in their education. This curriculum consists of hands-on activities and encourages children to work individually as well as with others.
  • This theory posits that, since every child’s mind is different, each will learn, remember, and perform differently. For this reason, the curriculum should be adapted to meet a child’s specific needs.

At Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill, we believe that combining aspects of all three of these approaches allows us to provide the most comprehensive early childhood experience.

Contact Us Today!

We offer private tours of our Fort Mill PreSchool campus, reach out to us today to schedule yours. This is a great opportunity to see what we are about, see how we impact our students’ lives daily, and ask any questions you may have. Our team looks forward to meeting you and your family!

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Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill Campus

Our School Leadership

At Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill, we apply a progressive approach to early childhood education and create vibrant communities filled with compassionate citizens. Our Fort Mill campus leadership welcomes new families with open arms and is excited to collaborate with you on enriching your child’s development.

  • Bowen family Bowen Family Owners
  • Linda Kolat Linda Kolat Principal
  • Coryn Team Image Coryn Santiago Assistant Principal
  • Carol Team Image Carol Carrier Assistant Principal

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    ’23-’24 School Year

    Our campus tours are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of our school and your child’s specific program so you can feel confident that our Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill is the best choice for your family. Please contact the administrative team at Fort Mill at (803) 991-0644 for details regarding scheduling your private tour or reach out via our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Growing Toward

Their Brightest Future

The Ivybrook curriculum grows with your child. Each of our programs optimize children’s time away from their families by providing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities customized to each child’s needs. Explore your child’s age group in more detail, or read an overview of our program offerings!

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Ivybrook Academy Fort Mill

875 Dave Gibson Blvd

Fort Mill, SC 29708

(803) 991-0644