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Ivybrook Academy Gahanna

5459 N. Hamilton Road

Columbus, OH 43230

(614) 953-5930
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Ivybrook Academy Gahanna
(614) 953-5930

5459 N. Hamilton Road

Columbus, OH 43230

  • 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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Innovative Half-Day Preschool in Gahanna

Inspiring Early Education and Nurturing Natural Curiosity

At Ivybrook Academy, we redefine early education with our innovative half-day preschool in Gahanna, Ohio. Our unique learning approach inspires critical thinking, fosters creativity, and cultivates a lifelong passion for learning.

We believe every child is born with an innate curiosity. Our mission is to nurture this curiosity, turning it into a lifelong love for learning. Our Gahanna preschool curriculum doesn't just fulfill academic standards but also fuels the natural curiosity of our young learners.

To learn more about our private half-day preschool in Gahanna, OH, call us at (614) 953-5930 or contact us online to schedule a campus tour today!

Our Specialized Approach to Preschool Learning

At Ivybrook Academy, we utilize a specialized learning approach that sets us apart from traditional preschools in Gahanna. We offer a tailored experience that values, celebrates, and nurtures each child's unique capabilities. We strive to create an environment where children feel seen, heard, and valued.

We equip our students with the confidence and skills they need to succeed in their future academic endeavors. Our students leave us well-prepared for the next step in their educational journey.

Schedule a tour of our Gahanna Preschool today by calling (614) 953-5930 or contacting us online!

The Benefits of Half-day Preschool in Gahanna

At Ivybrook Academy Gahanna, we understand the profound impact early education has on a child's development. Recognizing the unique needs and rhythms of each family, we advocate for the benefits of half-day preschool programs.

These programs offer a balanced approach to early learning, blending academic and social-emotional development within a timeframe that respects family time and children’s natural schedules. 

Here are key benefits of enrolling your child in a half-day preschool:

  • Enhanced Focus and Engagement: Children have limited attention spans, and a half-day schedule ensures that they participate in learning activities when they are most alert and receptive. This concentrated time promotes deeper engagement with educational material.
  • Smooth Transition to Schooling: For many children, preschool is their first structured setting with teachers and groups of children. Half-day programs provide a gentle introduction to this new world, easing the transition without overwhelming them.
  • Family Time and Flexibility: Families benefit from the flexibility of half-day programs, allowing for quality afternoon time together. This balance supports a child’s sense of security and family belonging while fostering independence through schooling.
  • Maximized Learning: Research suggests that young children learn best in short, engaging intervals. Our half-day program maximizes these opportune learning moments, ensuring that education is both effective and joyful.

At Ivybrook Academy, our half-day preschool program is meticulously designed to foster a love of learning, encouraging children to explore, create, and grow in a supportive and enriching environment. 

By choosing this route, families can ensure their children receive all the benefits of a comprehensive early education, while still enjoying the flexibility and family time that is so precious in these early years.

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Ivybrook Academy Gahanna Campus

Our School Leadership

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

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  • Now Touring for the

    ’24-’25 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 Gahanna is the best choice for your family. Please contact the administrative team at Gahanna at (614) 953-5930 for details regarding scheduling your private tour or reach out via our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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    2024 Summer Camps

    Our themed camp weeks are designed to help your children learn while having fun! Summer camp programs may vary between locations, so please connect with our Gahanna team at (614) 953-5930 for details on our campus’ specific offerings.

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!

Family Testimonials

Enriching Your Child’s Foundation

  • The Parker Family
    "It is an honor and a privilege for our family to attend Ivybrook Academy. It was clearly the best choice for our daughter 3 years ago and has continued to serve our family as the best private preschool possible." - The Parker Family
  • The King Family
    "We truly feel like family. From the warm greetings to the compassion, we have always felt welcome and embraced. This is truly a special place and one that we are proud to be a part of." - The King Family
  • The Spain Family
    "Being new to the area, not only has Ivybrook been a blessing for our son and his early education, but it has helped us make friends as well. We love our Ivybrook family and count it as a true blessing to be part of theirs." - The Spain Family
  • The Khimji Family
    "The faculty is like family and ever so helpful for any question or concern along the way. There was never a doubt in our minds when we entrusted the school with our most valuable assets, our children." - The Khimji Family
  • The Christian Family

    I would recommend Ivybrook Academy to anyone who is looking for the best half day preschool in Charlotte! We look forward to continuing our children’s preschool education with Ivybrook.

    - The Christian Family


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Ivybrook Academy Gahanna

5459 N. Hamilton Road

Columbus, OH 43230

(614) 953-5930