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A Reggio Emilia + Montessori + Half Day Preschool Where Your
Child Will Thrive
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Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant

1475 Long Grove Dr.

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 594-1465
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Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant
(843) 594-1465

1475 Long Grove Dr.

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

  • 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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Mt. Pleasant Campus

Private Preschool in Mount Pleasant, SC

Half-Day Private Preschool Near You That Meets National Standards

Brighter futures begin at Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant, where we help children find their voices, embrace their individuality, and become compassionate citizens. 

Children’s voices need to be heard and their interests need to be recognized and explored. We are proud to do just that!

Engage Their Minds, Watch Them Grow

Our half-day Mount Pleasant, SC Preschool’s innovative curriculum helps foster creativity and inspire critical thinking by cultivating children’s natural curiosity about the world. Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

To learn more about our Mount Pleasant private preschool, call us at (843) 594-1465 or contact us online to schedule a tour today!

Creating the Perfect Learning Environment

At Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant, we are a private preschool in Mount Pleasant, SC that prioritizes creating an exceptional learning environment for our students. As one of the best preschools in Mount Pleasant, SC, we have designed every classroom with unique and age-appropriate learning areas. Our experienced educators have crafted these spaces to optimize the learning experience for each age group.

Moreover, we firmly believe that the world around us offers countless learning opportunities. That's why we take our classes and lessons outdoors whenever possible. By utilizing the outdoor environment, we demonstrate that learning extends beyond the four walls of a classroom. 

At Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant, we strive to provide a holistic approach to early education, with an unwavering commitment to fostering each child's unique potential.

Looking for preschools near you in Mount Pleasant? Dial (843) 594-1465 or contact us online to learn more about our learning environment!

About Our Preschool & Kindergarten in Mt. Pleasant

Our preschool programs are part-day which is the perfect amount of time for children to learn at school without being away from their families for too long. 

What age does preschool start? 

Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant offers programs for children ages 18 months through 6 years. For younger children we provide a safe place for them to express themselves, while for the older children are exposed to learning experiences,  building them a strong foundation. 

Our programs include the following:

  • Toddler Preschool – For our youngest students, we will focus on independence and autonomy and provide them with a safe space to explore. They’ll also be able to express themselves through art, singing, dancing, and reading.
  • Preschool for 2-Year-Olds – Broken into two groups for older and younger 2-year-olds, this program supports the intellectual and social development of these young children. Experienced educators will help them hone their skills and realize their passions.
  • Preschool for 3-Year-Olds – In this program educators will begin focusing on each child’s unique learning style. Students will also learn practical life skills such as wiping, pouring, and sorting.
  • Preschool for 4 & 5-Year-Olds – This Pre-K program includes an assessment of students’ writing, reading, and math skills which assist our educators in creating customized educational plans and outcomes. Students will also be exposed to concentrated learning experiences.
  • Private Kindergarten – In our kindergarten program, children will be exposed to the fundamentals of reading, writing, math, and more. They’ll also learn how to collaborate through small group work.
  • Bridge Session – This program allows Pre-K and TK students to join us for the morning session and continue their learnings into the afternoon session.

Our Mt. Pleasant Preschool offers the above programs during the traditional 10-month school year. 

Summer Camps in Mount Pleasant, SC

To continue the cycle of learning into the warm summer months once school is out, we offer our fun-filled Summer Camp program. These themed programs offer an educational experience that includes fun activities and adventures. We aim to give children a great time, all while they continue to build a strong learning foundation.

To learn more about summer camp at our private preschool in Mt. Pleasant, call (843) 594-1465 or contact us online today! 

An Innovative Curriculum

Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant takes a multi-sensory, discovery-based approach to early childhood education. 

We draw from 3 popular educational philosophies: 

  • - Montessori
  • - Reggio Emilia
  • - Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences

This hybrid approach helps foster creativity and inspire critical thinking. It also allows us to customize our learning experiences to fit the unique needs of each student.

What Is Montessori Educational Philosophy?

Montessori is a educational philosophy that emphasizes hands-on, individualized learning. Montessori classrooms are typically designed to promote independence, with materials and activities that are accessible to students. Montessori educators believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore and discover their interests at their own pace. 

The Montessori method has been around for over 100 years and is used in private schools in Mount Pleasant SC and schools all over the world. Montessori education is based on the principle that all children have the potential to reach their full potential. Montessori teachers work to create a collaborative learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Interested in our Mount Pleasant Montessori program? Learn more by calling (843) 594-1465 or contact us online!

What Is Reggio Emilia Educational Philosophy?

The Reggio Emilia educational philosophy is built on the belief that all children are naturally curious and have a desire to learn. This philosophy emphasizes collaboration, communication, and creative problem-solving. Reggio Emilia educators believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning. 

 Mount Pleasant Preschool Designed For Exploration

As such, Reggio Emilia classrooms are often designed to encourage exploration and hands-on learning. This educational approach also values the role of parents and caregivers as partners in education. Reggio Emilia educators believe that by involving parents in the educational process, children will be more likely to succeed.

Looking for Mt Pleasant private schools that cater to your child's learning style? Consult with us today by calling (843) 594-1465 or reach out online!

What Is Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences proposes that there are eight different types of intelligence, each corresponding to a different area of ability. Gardner believes that traditional education systems only place value on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence, but that all forms of intelligence are equally important. 

His theory has been hugely influential in the field of education, causing schools to rethink the way they approach teaching and learning. Gardner's theory is also influential in the field of philosophy, as it challenges the idea that there is only one type of intelligence. The theory has been met with criticism from some quarters, but it remains an important part of Gardner's intellectual legacy.

Tour Our Private Preschool in Mount Pleasant SC Today

If you’re ready to learn more about our Mount Pleasant, SC half-day preschool, we invite you to take a private tour of our campus. This is a great opportunity to see our school in action, meet some of our staff, and ask any questions you may have.

Before you come, feel free to check out our photo gallery or read about our local team here!

Call (843) 594-1465 to schedule a free tour of our half-day private preschool in Mount Pleasant, SC.

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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 Mt. Pleasant team at (843) 594-1465 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!

Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant Campus

Our School Leadership

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

  • heather calhoun Heather Calhoun Principal/Owner
  • calhoun family The Calhoun Family Owners


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Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant

1475 Long Grove Dr.

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 594-1465