• Asheville City Schools Preschool Program

    We offer high quality preschool education for 3- and 4-year-olds in the ACS district at Asheville Primary School, Hall Fletcher, Ira B. Jones, and Isaac Dickson.

    Our innovation enrollment design blends tuition with no-cost, income-based programs to offer a diverse preschool experience within our public schools.

    Click below on Pre-K Enrollment Information for details about our enrollment options and process. You can also contact our Preschool Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator for more information or to schedule a visit: Polly Bolding; polly.bolding@acsgmail.net; 828.350.2926

    2021-2022 Open Enrollment will be February 1-March 8, 2021. Updated enrollment information and the 2021-2022 interest form will be posted by February 1.

    2020-2021 Update:

    Preschool Program: Preschool classes are operating in person, 12 children per class, under the enhanced health and safety regulations for licensed child care.  The Preschool Program operates under the NC Division of Child Development (DCDEE) through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  All licensed childcare facilities have been authorized to operate as essential businesses through DCDEE.  Additional changes in operations are at the discretion of Asheville City Schools leadership.

    Montessori Pre-K Montessori Pre-K is an unlicensed preschool option (operating under the NC Department of Public Instruction, not DCDEE) and is operating the same as Kindergarten, dependent on Asheville City Schools K-12 decisions. 

    For 2020-2021, we have reduced the full-day hours of operation at Asheville Primary School to 7:30-4:00 to ensure we have the staffing needed to comply with enhanced health and safety regulations throughout the day. All other sites will continue to operate on the regular school day hours.

    Our Health and Safety Handbook outlines how our Preschool classrooms are integrating the current licensed child care health and safety protocols.  

    Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns:

    Susanna Smith

    Preschool Program Director

    Asheville City Schools
    Office:  828-350-2924
    Cell:  828-575-6553

    Pre-K Enrollment Information

  • Preschool offices are located at Asheville Primary School:

    (828) 350 2900
    441 Haywood Road
    Asheville NC 28806