Alpharetta Methodist Preschool

The mission of Alpharetta Methodist Preschool is to:

Provide excellence in education with a Christ-centered foundation, fostering a lifetime love for learning and creating leaders in Christ.

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Preschool Priority Registration for 2021-2022

All current families, alumni (within past 5 years) and church members will receive priority registration during the month of January. Priority registration will run from Jan. 5 through 1 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Open Registration for 2021-2022

Open registration will be held Jan. 29 to fill any remaining open spots. Applications for open registration will not be accepted before Jan. 29. Tours are available, by appointment, at 1:05 p.m. during the month of January. Please call 770-410-9324 to set up a tour.

Download the 2021-22 Registration Form (includes tuition and class offerings).

Download 2021-22 Registration information.


Alpharetta Methodist Preschool provides a weekday program in a loving, nurturing, Christian environment. We strive to provide each child the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually.

Our Preschool is accredited by the United Methodist Preschool Association of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Our staff consists of qualified, degreed lead teachers.

Hours of Operation

18 months-23 months: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

24 months-kindergarten: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Preschool office: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Download the 2020-2021 Calendar.

Download the 2020-2021 Parent Handbook.

Alpharetta Methodist Preschool currently has limited openings available in their 18 months through 4 years old classes for the 2020-2021 school year.

To speak to one of the directors, please call 770-410-9324.

Download the 2020-21 Preschool Application.

Tours are available by appointment only. Please contact one of the directors for more information.

Tricia Gorder: Preschool Director (3-K), 770-410-9324

Gail Stephens: Preschool Director (18-36 months), 770-475-2170

Download the 2020-21 Preschool Application.

Download the 2020-21 Preschool Application.

Registration and activities fees

All children require completion of an enrollment application and receipt of a $125 nonrefundable registration fee per application.


Registration Fee (nonrefundable)

Additional Fees

18 months-4 years

$125, due upon enrollment
($100 per additional child)
Special Events Fee:
$75 due upon enrollment
Kindergarten $125, due upon enrollment Special Events/Activity/Supply Fee:
$175 due upon enrollment


Families with more than one child attending preschool will receive a $10 discount on the each child’s monthly tuition.

Alpharetta Methodist Preschool offers the following classes:

Age (by Sept. 1
of school year)

Program Offered

Monthly Tuition

Days Offered

18-23 Months 2-Day $203 Monday, Wednesday OR
Tuesday, Thursday
24-28 Months 2-Day $203 Tuesday, Thursday
29-36 Months 2-Day $203 Tuesday, Thursday
29-36 Months 3-Day $282 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
3 Years 2-Day $203 Tuesday, Thursday
3 Years 3-Day $282 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
3 Years 4-Day $344 Monday-Thursday
3 Years 5-Day $396 Monday-Friday
4 Years 3-Day $286 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
4 Years 4-Day $349 Monday-Thursday
4 Years 5-Day $401 Monday-Friday
5 Years 5-Half-Day
$479 Monday-Friday
Download the 2020-21 Preschool Application.

Supervised Play (18-36 months)

Alpharetta Methodist Preschool believes that young children learn through “supervised play.” Play is a lot of fun, but it can also be hard work. During class time, your child will meet new friends; learn to share; make crafts; paint; build with blocks; play with toys; enjoy center time; be introduced to God, Jesus and the Bible; sing; learn to listen and follow directions; and much more. Regular classroom activities include story time, theme days, Bible stories, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, outside play, a mid-morning snack, and lunch for classes with children 24-36 months. Children 24-36 month classes also attend music class once a week.


Curriculum (3 years-kindergarten)

Children learn by doing. They learn through active play, as well as by observing what happens when they interact with materials and other people. Weekly themes help children learn about the world around them. Themes enable children to acquire information and concepts through meaningful activities that take place in each of the centers in the classroom.

Children in our 3s classes have a weekly letter and monthly number, color and shape. Children in our 4s classes focus on the alphabet, how letters group together to form new sounds and words, sight words, numbers, math (including measurement, addition and subtraction), science and handwriting. Both age levels have a monthly nursery rhyme. Each month, the teachers have specific skills they work on in the classroom. These skills build upon each other and help prepare the children for the next age level, whether it is the 4s, kindergarten or 1st grade.

Our kindergarten program is designed to allow your child to smoothly transition into the public school’s 1st grade in reading, math, writing and science. At a minimum, our kindergarten follows the Georgia’s Common Core Performance Standards for Kindergarten, to ensure that each of our graduating kindergartners will be prepared for the next year, with at least the same knowledge base that children who attended public kindergarten have received.

All children (3s, 4s and kindergarten) attend a weekly chapel, a weekly music class and a weekly art class. 4s attend music twice each week. Kindergarten attends music once a week and PE once a week. Our 4s and kindergarteners also participate in a weekly hands-on science lab.

Download the 2020-21 Preschool Application.

School closing information

School closings due to ice, snow, tornadoes and other inclement weather will generally be in accordance with Fulton County School District closings. Please check with local radio/television for weather advisories and closings. If severe weather (for example, a tornado warning) occurs while Preschool is in session, we will follow state guidelines for moving children to proper safety. We may also close our Preschool due to an unexpected crisis, such as power failure, water main breaks, etc.

As soon as a decision has been made to close the Preschool, we will send a school-wide text to parents with a valid cellphone number and carrier on file. Additionally, the Alpharetta Methodist Communications Office will publish the closure on this web page and on:

Download the 2020-21 Preschool Application.

Here are two easy ways you can help support Alpharetta Methodist Preschool programs.


Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education® is one of the nation’s largest school fundraising loyalty programs. The Box Tops program is accessible through a mobile app, which is super easy! Just scan your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) using the app and earn cash for Alpharetta Methodist Preschool!

Sign up and learn how the Box Tops for Education® program works.


Publix Partners Program

Publix grocery stores have partnered with Alpharetta Methodist Preschool to support our academic programs.

Help earn money for our school. Sign up for a account and, in your account settings, choose our school as your partner school. Then enter your phone number every time you check out at Public.

Learn more and sign up.

Download the 2020-21 Preschool Application.