Some of the most common inquires we receive include recommendations for Preschool and Junior Kindergarten options in the Richmond area. The RMB Team’s kids are a diverse mix of public, private, and homeschool. We always suggest asking specific questions in your local community as you will hear straight from other moms their experiences, and of course we recommend research of the schools you are interested in. And of course, we are here to list and highlight some of the incredible education options Richmond has to offer!
Canterbury Community Nursery School
At Canterbury Community we will educate children in a creative, supportive, nurturing environment
in partnership with family and community.
Canterbury will educate children in a creative, supportive, nurturing environment in partnership with family and community. We offer innovative, child‐centered programs for children ages16 months through 5 years. Our youngest children, ages 16 months through 30 months, learn and grow within a self‐contained classroom. With the assistance of our trained, caring staff, these children develop their independence and ability to build relationships. Our older children extend their learning beyond the wall of one classroom through our unique Open Time program. During Open Time, our school becomes one large learning environment. Children move freely from room to room to participate in a wide array of learning experiences in mixed‐age groupings. Come see why our children love Open Time! Our oldest children, those who will be age appropriate for kindergarten the following year, start their day at 8:00am, giving them an extra hour for an enhanced curriculum. This additional hour will allow for instruction in kindergarten readiness skills, foreign language, and computers, all delivered in the Canterbury child‐centered way.
“I deliberated for months over where to send our oldest son. Based on recommendations from several area friends we decided on Canterbury. This was in 2010 and we are still a loyal Canterbury family. The director, Miss Mia truly loves the children and makes each of them feel special every day. The teachers are phenomenal and the Open Time concept has been perfect for our kids. I love that they work to foster creativity and imagination in our kids and that they value outdoor play which is so important for kids this age. I cannot say enough great things about the program.” -Canterbury Parent
Type of School: not for profit (501(c)3) secular preschool
Ages: 16 months to 5 ½
Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm, Preschool 9:00am – 12:00pm, Junior Kindergarten 8:00am – 12:00pm or 2:00pm
Beofre/After School Care: 7:30 am, 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Mt. Pisgah Preschool
A faith-based educational program of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church that offers a Christian atmosphere for nurturing growth and development of children.
“My family’s time at Mt. Pisgah has far exceeded my expectations! From the teachers to the staff to the director, everyone involved with the school is dedicated to providing a great education with the kindest and most loving hearts. My son loves going to school, routinely shares what he has learned at his weekly chapel and music lessons, and is well prepared for school. We will miss our Mt. Pisgah family next year when our little guy is in kindergarten, but the love of learning he has gained while there will never be forgotten.” -Mt. Pisgah Parent
Type of School: a non-profit, faith-based half-day church preschool
Ages: 2 1/2 year olds through Prekindergarten age
Hours: : 9:30 a.m. – 12:30pm
Before/After School Care: Lunch Bunch program is offered from 12:30-3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.
A nurturing, inspiring, and loving program awaits your family at Promises Preschool!
Type of School: a non-profit, half-day church preschool
Ages: 2 year olds through Prekindergarten age
Hours: : 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Before/After School Care: Extended day opportunities offered frequently
St. Matthew's Preschool
St. Matthew’s Preschool, an outreach program, is a developmentally-based, early childhood program designed to meet the social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and physical needs of preschoolers within a safe and structured Christian setting.
Type of School: not-for-profit, half-day Christian preschool
Ages: 18 months to 4 years (Pre-K)
Hours: 9:00 am – 12: 00pm
Before/After School Care: Lunch Bunch every-other Tuesday
Richmond Montessori School
Richmond Montessori School is a premier Montessori community, inspiring academic excellence and nurturing human potential. Authenticity in Montessori curriculum, philosophy, method. Respect for self, others, the environment. Community through diversity, dynamic learning, service.