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

Book a convenient date and join us for a tour of our preschool! Your family members are welcome to attend. Virtual tours available upon request. 


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Preschool highlights

  • Engaging creative curriculum to engage each individual child.

  • Serving ages 2-5 (pre-Kindergarten)

  • Added enrichment including yoga, music, and creative movement.

  • Monthly family events and seasonal celebrations

  • Wholesome snacks

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


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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. 

Explorers Academy Preschool, Greenville SC


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 deposit

Step 5   Connect with Director regarding required paperwork

Step 6   Submit Explorers Flex-Pay Form or submit full tuition payment

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

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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). All schedules (2-5 days/week) begin at 8:30AM and end at 12:00PM. Our preschool runs on a traditional academic schedule from August thru May/June, typically following the Greenville County Schools calendar.

Tuition 2022-2023

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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. 

Daily Schedule

8:30 AM  Drop-Off/Center Play

9:00 AM     Opening Community Circle

9:20 AM     Centers/Small Groups

10:00 AM    Grateful Song & Morning Snack 

10:30 AM    Nature Discovery or PE

10:50 AM  Free Outdoor Play

11:20 AM   Global Arts & Play Time

11:45 AM   Closing Community Circle

12:00 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 sesame. 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: Friday's Farm Pick! & rice cakes with drizzled honey


Important Dates foR School Year

April 1, 2022       Regular Registration Deadline

May 16, 2022     Late Registration Deadline

July 1, 2022      Scholarship Applications due

July 15, 2022  Deposit/Flex-Pay Agreement OR Full Tuition due

August 17, 2022    Preschool Family Playdate & Orientation

August 18, 2022    1st Day of Preschool at EAP GVL!

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