Our Explorers curriculum focuses on the meaningful experiences of children and learning through all domains (cognitive, social-emotional, communication, physical, and adaptive) using developmentally appropriate practice. Our children enjoy learning about their neighborhood, nature, art, and technology simultaneously with traditional math, science, reading, writing, and social studies concepts. In this way, learning new or building upon previous concepts can be achieved in a playful manner.


Academy preschool tour

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Duration 60 min

Preschool highlights

  • Engaging creative curriculum to engage each individual child.

  • Serving ages 2-5 (pre-Kindergarten)

  • Added enrichment including music, dance, cooking, and sports skills.

  • Monthly family events and seasonal celebrations

  • Wholesome snacks

  • Flexible summer extension camp - register only for the weeks you need!

  • Licensed by the SC Department of Social Services (license # 25529)

Arts & Crafts



Our families have several options when enrolling in Explorers Academy Preschool. You may enroll your child Full-time (Mon-Fri), Part-time w/ 3 days a week (Mon/Wed/Fri), or Part-time w/ 2 days a week (Tue/Thu). Our preschool runs on a traditional academic schedule from August thru May/June, typically following the Greenville County Schools calendar. Our normal day is 8am-3:30pm. In the tuition table you can see the cost of adding on Extended Day, which makes the day 8am-5:30pm. You are guaranteed space in Extended Day as long as you request it in your Enrollment Contract. Early Bird Club (7am-8am) has limited space and is first come, first serve for $25/week. For more information contact

Tuition 2022-2023

Full-Time/5 days a week         $11,300 per year

Mon-Fri, 8am-3:30pm

Full-Time/5 days a week         $13,333 per year

w/ Extended Day

Mon - Fri, 8am-3:30pm

Part-Time/3 days a week         $8,500 per year

Mon, Wed, Fri, 8am-3:30pm

Part-Time/3 days a week         $10,000 per year

W/Extended Day

Mon, Wed, Fri, 8am-3:30pm

Part-Time/2 days a week         $5,670 per year

Tue-Thu 8am-3:30pm

Part-Time/2 days a week         $6,670 per year

W/Extended Day

Tue-Thu 8am-3:30pm

Costs & Payments


You will find our tuition costs and fees outlined according to the different enrollment options. Tuition may be paid in full (with a 5% discount applied) or using the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan. Explorers welcomes all of our families to enroll in the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan, which breaks your tuition fee into a 10% deposit followed by equal monthly payments throughout the attendance session. Tuition fees in full or the 10% deposits with the Explorers Flex-Pay Plan in place are due upon enrollment. An annual materials fee of $150 is also due upon acceptance.


Explorers Academy Preschool admits students on a first come first serve basis. After sorting our applications in order of receipt, we then process our applications to ensure that our program is inclusive, caters to a diverse group of families who can enrich our preschool program with their family's varied and unique cultural backgrounds, and provides need-based scholarships for families who require financial assistance. Parents are eligible to submit an application or request for scholarship immediately after attending any of our calendared preschool tours. 



Admissions Process


Step 1   Attend a tour

Step 2   Apply via our online application

Step 3   Confirm your offer of acceptance by completing Enrollment Contract sent by Director

Step 4   Pay initial, non-refundable materials fee

Step 5   Connect with Director regarding required paperwork

Step 6   Submit Explorers Flex-Pay Form and 10% Tuition Deposit or submit full tuition payment

Step 7   Submit all required paperwork by or before Family Orientation Playdate!


Daily Schedule

8:00 AM  Drop-Off/Center Play

8:30 AM     Breakfast

9:00 AM     Opening Community Circle

9:20 AM     Centers/Small Groups

10:00 AM    Morning Snack 

10:30 AM    PE/Outdoor Play

11:15 AM   Global Arts & Play Time

11:30 AM   Lunch

12:00 PM   Nap/Rest Time

2:00 PM     Afternoon Snack

2:30 pm     Enrichment Class

3:00 PM     Outdoor Play

3:30 pM     Pick-Up



Our healthy and nutritious meals and snacks can be prepared upon request to be free of common allergens including dairy, nuts and gluten. We can also accommodate vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements. The menu is designed using a whole-foods approach to meal-planning.  Our food is served on sustainable, compostable 100% sugar cane fiber tableware.​ Below is a sample menu.



Breakfast: Egg and cheese wraps with fresh fruit

Lunch: Organic mild jerk chicken bites, rice & peas, and fresh mango

Snack: Organic milk, whole grain organic graham crackers, and clementines



Breakfast: Mini bagels with cream cheese and bananas

Lunch: Salmon or tofu onigiri in fun animal shapes and steamed edamame 

Snack: Baby carrots with ranch dip and popcorn 


Breakfast: Cinnamon and apple oatmeal with fresh fruit

Lunch: Penne with marinara sauce and fresh parmesan and steamed veggies

Snack: Pretzel sticks with hummus and organic grapes


Breakfast: Assorted cereals with organic milk and fresh fruit

Lunch: Sunbutter & jam sandwiches with Chef's Soup of the Day

Snack: Organic blue corn tortillas with salsa



Breakfast: Waffles with maple syrup and turkey sausage 

Lunch: Black beans & rice, maduros, guacamole, and Brazilian cheese bread

Snack: Fresh fruit & rice cakes with drizzled honey


August 17, 2022   

Preschool Family Playdate & Orientation

August 18, 2022  

Assimilation Half-Day

August 19, 2022 

Assimilation Half-Day

August 22, 2022 

First Full-Day of 2022-2023 School Year!

OCTOBER 1, 2022

Priority Registration for Current Families &  Tours for Prospective Families for the '23-'24 School Year Begin

October 15, 2022

Applications Open for Prospective Families

November 1, 2022   

Summer Camp Registration Opens

december 15, 2022   

Regular Registration Deadline. Families will be notified of their acceptance by January 3, and  Materials Fee will be due January 15.

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Important Dates foR School Year

MARCH 15, 2023

Late Registration Deadline. Families will be notified of their acceptance by April 1, and

Materials Fee will be due April 15.

june 15, 2023   

Tuition 10% Deposit OR Full Payment due. If needed, the tuition deposit can be broken into two 5% payments on June 15 and July 15. If paying for tuition in full, there is a 5% discount.

August 16*, 2023 

Preschool Family Playdate & Orientation

August 17*, 2023 

Assimilation Half Day

August 18*, 2023

Assimilation Half Day

August 21*, 2023

First Full Day of '23-'24 School Year!

*dates subject to change based on Greenville County School calendar

Explorers academy preschool calendar