Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."  [Matthew 19:14]

2021-2022 Registration begins January 5, 2021

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"Give thanks to the LORD for he is good: his love endures forever. " [Psalm 107:1]

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 23rd-27th

Hillside Preschool and Academy's early childhood education program  serves children ages 6 weeks through the fifth grade. We are a non-profit school established to meet the needs of its congregation and the surrounding community. Our mission is to demonstrate a positive, loving and caring environment that educates, inspires and grows happy and confident Christian children. We are dedicated to creating a program that helps parents raise children with strong Christian values who possess all of the skills necessary to enter the next phase of their education. Our program is governed by the Preschool and Academy Board which consists of the Hillside United Methodist Church Senior Pastor, members of the congregation and members of the community.  


Our Academy offers an excellent education for Transitional 5 (T-5) students and all elementary grades K-5th.  


Our Preschool serves children ages 6 weeks through age 4.  We use a September 1st cutoff for birthdays.  

Enrollment & Forms

Enrollment for the 2021-2022  school year begins on January 5th, 2021 and ends February 5th, 2021 @ 1pm.  All applications submitted after this date will be added to our waitlist automatically.  
To enroll for the current school year (2020-2021), please  email enrollment  for more info.

Our Staff

Our classrooms are staffed with professionally educated lead teacher and an assistant teacher.


Hillside Preschool & Academy align with Cherokee County School District breaks, holidays and severe weather. There are additional times we are closed so be sure to check our calendar for a complete school schedule.

Spirit Wear

Clicking below will take you to the Instant Imprints Store which sells our Preschool & Academy spirit wear.

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