Pre-Kindergarten Programs 

A preschool with more to offer

Norfolk Collegiate is the premier Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school in Hampton Roads. We understand the importance of educating the whole child in early childhood development. Our mission to create critical thinkers, doers and explorers begins in our Pre-K classrooms.
Our Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4 programs 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. And for the same cost as area preschools, our students enjoy our extensive facilities, plus meals and extended care at no additional cost!


Pre-K3 Fast Facts

  • 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)
  • Applicants must be 3 years old by Aug. 31, 2020 (this is the first day of Pre-K3 for 2020)
  • Applicants must be able to independently manage their own self care in the restroom by Aug. 31, 2020. 

Pre-K 4 Fast Facts

  • 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)
  • Applicants must be 4 years old by Aug. 27, 2020 (This is the first day of school for 2020-21 school year.) 


Pre-Kindergarten program strengths

  • Tuition is $13,800 for the 12-month program 
  • Secure campus environment
  • 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio 
  • Early literacy and math skills are the focus of the academic curriculum
  • Activities to enhance the development of strong gross and fine motor skills
  • Social and emotional development are an integral part of daily lessons
  • Art, music, Spanish, computer science, physical education and library classes
  • Daily purposeful play and recess
  • Experiences in our indoor and outdoor science labs and MakerLab
  • Healthy lunch and snacks included 



The Norfolk Collegiate pre-kindergarten program is designed to prepare your child cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically for a seamless transition to pre-Kindergarten 4, 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 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, please contact our lower school admissions associate director Alex Snyder at at 757.625.0471, ext. 1644.