Preschool/ Early Childhood

Preschool/Early Childhood Program at Collegiate Academy

Collegiate Academy launched our Early Childhood program in a new purpose-built pre-K space completed in 2021. The program is designed to be a natural introduction to the Core Knowledge grounded, PBL centered model of our K-12 continuum. The preschool program shares our core commitment to small class sizes, a low student to teacher ratio, and a strong sense of community. 

Collegiate Academy’s Preschool program is a tuition-based program open to 3-5 year old students. Students must be 3 years old by October 1 in order to enroll in the following year’s program. 


Enrollment in our preschool program is included in the online EnrollJeffco process at For 4-year old students, families should apply through the Colorado Universal Preschool system at and choose Collegiate Academy, and also submit a request for enrollment at Applications from the state system will be matched with those in EnrollJeffco. Families of 3-year old students should apply directly in EnrollJeffco.
After the first round of enrollment, applications for 4 year-olds are being accepted in 4-week rolling windows at Applications for 3-year olds are accepted on a daily basis at Application submission is not a guarantee of enrollment. All students must meet age requirements and should be potty trained. 

Curriculum and Programming

Since the program is designed as a ramp to Kindergarten and for success in Collegiate’s K-12 framework, our programming is designed to follow the spiraled philosophy of the Core Knowledge model, introducing academic concepts in literacy, math, science and social studies at an age-appropriate level. Social emotional learning, physical activity & movement, and extensive play-based learning ensure that students are exposed to a well-rounded curriculum while developing social skills which will be essential for Kindergarten success. 

We are conveniently located near the West Metro Fire Station #14, as well as the South substation of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Department; these and other field trips are integrated into our preschool program. Reverse field trips also bring learning and fun to us in our classrooms. 

Full Day and Half Day Options

Our preschool program is offered as a 5-day per week program with the options of a full day or half day, depending upon family needs and the child’s readiness. Both programs include preparation for Kindergarten using a play-based philosophy which integrates development of both social and academic skills needed for success in the K-12 setting. 



Full Day (Mon-Fri)

7:45am - 2:45pm

Half Day (Mon-Fri)

7:45am - 11:00am

Calendar and Schedule

Our preschool calendar aligns with our K-12 school calendar, which is available at this link. The schedule is designed to generally follow the Jeffco Public Schools calendar with respect to major breaks, although there are some variations. 

The daily schedule may vary slightly by teacher, but typically includes the components included on the sample schedule linked here

Fee Schedule

Collegiate Academy’s preschool is a tuition-based program, and payments can be made online through our student fee system. There is a non-refundable deposit of $100 due upon enrollment and required to hold your child’s seat. A supply fee of $50 is due at Registration in early August. Tuition payments are due each month on the first of the month, with the first payment due on August 1, 2024.



Full Day (Mon-Fri)


Half Day (Mon-Fri)


For More Information

Check out Mrs. Pote's class website linked here.

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