Children enrolled in Columbia Academy Preschool learn in a safe and nurturing environment where Godly character is promoted and the wholeness of every child is addressed. As children absorb ideals early, we feel strongly that a values-driven environment is essential during the early education process and beyond.

We believe young children need and desire social interaction with peers and that they are ready to learn both academically and spiritually. Our curriculum prepares preschoolers for Kindergarten. We provide the love of learning and build a strong foundation in the heart and mind of the child.

It is also our desire to work closely with Columbia Academy Preschool families in making the classroom experience a positive one for the entire family. To contact the Preschool directly, call 931-388-4373.

Did you know?

Columbia Academy Preschool was voted as Best Childcare facility in the Columbia Daily Herald’s

Best of Maury County from 2012 – 2018 AND

Best Preschool in 2019 and 2022!

How to Apply

Admissions Process for Preschool

We request that families interested in admission make an appointment for a tour of the school with the Preschool Director (931-388-4373 / Preschool tours are generally held in the morning, but can be flexible as needed.

During a preschool tour, you will have the opportunity to see our school environment and meet our staff and students. Following your introduction to our school, we encourage you to begin the online application process – CLICK HERE. The non-refundable application fee is $100 and can be paid securely online to our Business Office via the online application.

Applications for admission will be acted upon promptly based on availability. Waiting lists are available for full classes. Once admitted, you will be asked to complete and submit an enrollment contract with a $200 enrollment fee. The $200 enrollment contract fee is not required until a space become available.

Admissions Process for Junior Kindergarten

The first step in our Jr. K enrollment process is scheduling a tour with our Admissions Office (931-490-4302 / This tour will be coordinated with the appropriate school location (Columbia or Spring Hill) so that specific location questions can be answered as needed. During the tour, parents will learn more about our programs, philosophy and policies as well as visit the Jr. K classrooms.

After the initial tour, we encourage you to begin the online application process and learn more about our Admissions deadlines for Jr. K – CLICK HERE. The non-refundable application fee is $100 and can be paid securely online to our Business Office via the online application. After the application is processed, you will be contacted to schedule a brief admissions interview and assessment with your child prior to admission.

After the interview and assessment, a decision will be made regarding your child’s admission. If accepted and space is available, you will receive an online contract, which you will be required to return with a $400 enrollment deposit ($200 of which goes toward your tuition payments) to secure your child’s enrollment.

Preschool Tuition & Fees

2022 – 2023 Tuition for Preschool (Ages 18 months – 4 years old) is as follows:

Jr. Kindergarten – $8,320 (Full time only) 

Standard Preschool (3,4 & 5 – year olds)
Two days (T/TH) – $3,970
Three days (M/W/F) – $5,800
Five days (FT) – $8,320

Miss Cathy’s House (2-year olds) – Columbia campus only
Two days (T/TH) – $4,170
Three days (M/W/F) – $6,090
Five days (FT) – $8,740

* Students must be 18 months old by August 15th.

Please note – A daily snack is included in tuition. An optional annual LUNCH PLAN is also available that can be added to your tuition payments – see fee schedule below:

Grace Watkins – Extended Care Coordinator

Two days – $100
Three days – $150
Five days – $250

Preschool hours are 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. The Columbia Preschool main number is 931-388-4373. The Spring Hill Campus main number is 931-486-1002.

Extended day is offered until 5:30 p.m. at an additional cost of $600 for the academic school year. The Extended Day Care Fee will be added and calculated into the payment plan that you select. There is a $7.00 charge per day for drop-in, if not signed up on the annual extended day fee.
For questions about tuition costs, contact the Business Office at 931-388-5363. For Summer tuition (enrolled CA students only) and Columbia campus admissions info, contact the Preschool at 931-388-4373 or email