Augusta Preparatory Day School is Perfect for Curious Children!

So much to do, so little time… and the last thing you need to worry about is finding the perfect school. The Augusta Preparatory Day School has everything for your little one as one of the best schools. 

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About The Augusta Preparatory Day School

The Augusta Preparatory Day School educates well-rounded, engaged students who embrace personal responsibility, global perspective, and service to others. They develop the intellect, talents, and character of each student who attends a diverse, college-preparatory and welcoming community of lifelong learners. Their caring faculty challenge their students to reach their maximum potential. Augusta Preparatory Day School is a community for the curious and creative, and they work to cultivate graduates of character, culture, and compassion. They are a not-for-profit and have no affiliation to any religious denomination, and the best part is that they welcome everyone! As part of their motto, “To be, rather than to appear,” they want graduates to succeed in college. Consequently, their careers and callings will also be successful. They are not just an excellent prep for college but a great prep for life.

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What This School Teaches

Children ages two through twelve attend Augusta Preparatory Day School, an independent college prep school. This school recognizes the importance of the younger years when students master essential academic skills. In keeping with the tradition of academic excellence, their Lower School program emphasizes acquiring tools necessary for academic success. Preschoolers arrive learning the alphabet, and by the time they graduate fourth grade, they are ready for the challenging Middle School program and beyond. 

Augusta Preparatory Day School curriculum fosters intellectual curiosity, promotes creativity, and builds independence. Students will learn Spanish, have small classes and individualized instruction, and learn in an atmosphere where creativity and exploration are valued and encouraged, and talents and strengths are appreciated. After students graduate from the Lower School Program, they will advance to the Middle School Program. This is a challenging and engaging college-prep curriculum. Small class sizes and strong relationships between students, teachers, and peers foster student motivation and success. 

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Extracurricular Programs

In addition to service activities, field trips, and class retreats, the academic curriculum includes technology, drama, art, music, and daily physical education. As a student progresses through Middle School, small advisory groups meet weekly for relationship building and guidance. Many clubs and enrichment opportunities are available to middle school students throughout the year. As well as a strong and competitive sports program. So there is something to try for everyone. Once completing the Middle School Program, students will advance to the Upper School Program. 

The Upper School Program offers small class sizes which support relationships. This allows its students and faculty to achieve great things. The Upper School is where students are known, valued, and challenged to be their best selves. This program excels in academics, arts, athletics, cyber, robotics, STEM, STEAM, and community leadership pursuits. Augusta Preparatory Day School offers many activities in addition to academics. The offerings include 19 varsity sports, including baseball, basketball, clay target shooting, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. They also offer a top-notch theater and arts program. They are a school that promotes excitement in learning, deep understanding, and emotional growth. Augusta Preparatory Day School is a place where children come to see learning as a lifelong and joyous pursuit. 

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Investment Details (as of writing this blog)

Augusta Preparatory Day School realizes that independent education is an investment for some families and may stretch a family’s resources. Augusta Preparatory Day School has multiple resources to offer financial support for grades K-12 whose families demonstrate financial need. Tuition for preschool ranges from $6,000 for half day and $13,000 for the full day, kindergarten to 4th grade is $16,000 annually, 5th grade to 8th grade $18,000, and 9th grade to 12th grade is $20,500. Student fees up to $500 per year include overnight retreats, parent league memberships, theater tickets, yearbooks, family admission to sporting events, science and fine art fees, and graduation. You can also choose to have extended care, enroll in the dining program, and bus transportation. There are many scholarships available and flexible options. So Augusta Preparatory Day School is ready to work with you and any of your family needs. 

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Augusta Preparatory Day School

So, if you have a little one who is curious and creative and craves a new challenge, be sure to visit the Augusta Preparatory Day School to see if they are an excellent fit for your family! 

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