Pre-Kindergarten 4 Program 

Norfolk Collegiate’s Pre-Kindergarten 4 program offers a dynamic jump-start into the academic world through purposeful play and innovative teacher-led and student-led activities. Our young students learn to question, explore, think and solve problems. 
At the end of this unique experience, your child will be well prepared for the next step – Norfolk Collegiate’s kindergarten program.

Developing the whole child

Norfolk Collegiate is the premier Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school in Hampton Roads. We understand the importance of education in early childhood development. Our mission to create critical thinkers, doers and explorers begins in our Pre-K classroom. We offer a challenging academic curriculum while teaching your child the life skills needed to succeed.

Pre-K 4 Fast Facts

  • Secure campus environment
  • 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Lead teacher holds a master’s degree in early childhood education
  • 12-month program 
  • Academic day 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. (extended care included from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at no additional cost)
  • Early literacy, writing and math are the focus of the academic curriculum
  • Social and emotional development are an integral part of daily lessons
  • Weekly art, music, Spanish, computer science, physical education and library classes
  • Daily recess
  • Experiences in our indoor and outdoor science labs and MakerLab
  • Healthy lunch and snacks included
  • Applicants must be 4 years old by Aug. 27, 2020 (This is the first day of school for 2020-21 school year.)


The Norfolk Collegiate pre-kindergarten program is designed to prepare your child cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically for a seamless transition to kindergarten and beyond.

Students build a foundation in reading, writing, mathematics and communication. Experiences in science, social studies, physical education, library, music, art and Spanish also broaden young horizons. Daily purposeful play inspires creative thinking, curiosity and creativity. Our technology-enhanced classrooms develop your child into a 21st century learner capable of achieving his or her greatest potential.

Norfolk Collegiate’s Pre-Kindergarten 4 program is designed to provide a solid foundation for learning in an environment that’s nurturing, stimulating – and a whole lot of fun!

For more information on the program, please contact lower school Associate Director of Admissions Alex Snyder at (757) 625.0471, ext. 1644 or