Asheville City Schools
for 3- and 4-year-olds
It All Starts Here!
Thank you for your interest in our Preschool Program!
Pre-K enrollment is coordinated by ACS Preschool Program staff located in Asheville Primary School, at 441 Haywood Road in West Asheville.
Pre-K capacity is limited and varies by location and enrollment option. Children must live within the Asheville City Schools district unless a parent is employed by ACS.
Families interested in 2018-2019 enrollment should complete the following online form:
About Asheville City Schools Preschool Program:
Our Preschool classrooms offer:
- Multiage Groupings (ages 3-5)
- Low Teacher-Child Ratios
- Licensed, Dynamic Teachers
- 5-Star Center Classroom Design
- Outdoor Learning Emphasis
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack
- Family Engagement Focus
Our Preschool Program classrooms use The Creative Curriculum to enable every child to become a creative, confident thinker. Daily schedules, lesson plans, classroom centers, and ongoing learning investigations support active learning and promote children’s progress in all developmental areas.
The Asheville Primary Montessori Pre-K/K classrooms use the Montessori method, and are designed for families who wish to continue elementary Montessori enrollment at Asheville Primary School.
Asheville Preschool @ Asheville Primary
Our main ACS Pre-K campus is located at Asheville Primary School.
Located in West Asheville, our Primary campus includes 7 Preschool classrooms and 2 Montessori Pre-K/K classrooms. The Preschool @ Primary offers school–day and full-day hours, as well as a full-year enrollment option.
For 2018-2019, 1 Preschool classroom each is located at these elementary schools:
3- and 4-Year-Old Enrollment Options
Children must be 3 or 4 as of August 31 and live in the Asheville City Schools district.
Our blended classrooms include:
N C P R E - K
No-cost enrollment option for children who are age 4 by August 31
and meet eligibility requirements.
H E A D S T A R T
No-cost enrollment option for children who are ages 3 or 4 by August 31 and meet eligibility requirements.
T U I T I ON
Fee-based enrollment option for children who are not eligible for no-cost programs. Childcare subsidies are accepted at the Primary School.
Families interested in 2018-2019 enrollment should complete the
Pre-K capacity is limited and varies by location and enrollment option, as each classroom has designated spots for tuition and income-based programs. Tuition assignments will begin March 28, using a lottery process by site. The online Interest Form is all that is needed to consider children for Tuition enrollment.
No-cost enrollment options through Head Start and NC Pre-K require program-specific applications. Preschool staff will contact families who have submitted online Interest Forms about next steps for Head Start and NC Pre-K applications. These assignments are made in June, pending approved Head Start and NC Pre-K applications.
Please visit the "Links" on this webpage to learn more about tuition rates, hours, and income-guidelines for no-cost programs.
If you have questions about eligibility or next steps, contact:
Preschool Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator, Polly Bolding
email@example.com, or 828-350-2926.
We prepare children for lifelong learning.
We prepare children to reach their full potential through developmentally appropriate and family-guided education.