Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."

Matthew 19:14

Hillside Preschool & Academy

Our Mission: To demonstrate a positive,
loving and caring environment that educates,
inspires and grows happy and
confident Christian children.

ENROLLMENT 2018/2019 info and tours january 8-february 9

Hillside Preschool and Academy's early childhood education program is a non-profit school and was established to meet the needs of its congregation and the surrounding community for children 6 weeks through Third Grade.  Our school is dedicated to creating a program that helps parents raise children with strong Christian values who possess all of the skills necessary to enter elementary school.  The 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 mission is to demonstrate a positive, loving and caring environment that educates, inspires and grows happy and confident Christian children.

Enrollment for each school year begins in January.   Ask about Third Grade!


About the Staff

Hillside Preschool & Academy staff is a group of highly trained and dedicated Christian professionals. ALL lead teachers hold degrees in Education and most have extensive preschool teaching experience. All teachers and assistants participate in Professional Development opportunities and are CPR/First Aid certified.

Each preschool classroom has a lead teacher and an assistant teacher.

About the Director

Amanda Carver, Director, holds a degree in Elementary Education and is National Board certified.  She has a background in teaching early elementary and preschool children in public and private environments.


About the Assistant Director

Amy Mohrmann, Assistant Director, holds a degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in School Counseling.  She has a background in elementary school counseling (K-5), and response to intervention (RTI) training and coordinating.



Infants- 2:6, Young Walkers- 2:7, Toddlers- 2:8, Explorers- 2:9, 2's- 2:11, 3's- 2:13, 4's: 2:14-16, T5- 2:18, Kindergarten- 2:18

Staff Bios

Take a closer look at our staff's experience and interests. MORE ON OUR STAFF


Volunteering for Hillside Preschool

Our volunteers are committed to loving and nurturing the Hillside Children in environment of faith and excellence.

More on Volunteering

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.