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Lorie Trowbridge
Pre-school Director
Jessica Morris
Early Education Director 

From the Pre-school Directors

Welcome to Northwood Academy Pre-school, the early education and nursery division of Northwood Academy. Since its founding in 1983, we have provided Christ-centered education and care to tri-county families like yours.

Thank you for trusting us with the opportunity to partner with your family through the many ages and stages of early childhood and school readiness. We trust the information provided eases your mind about the placement of your precious child in our program.

We understand how important this decision is to you, and we endeavor to honor your trust by meeting or exceeding the high expectations you have for your child and for this Pre-school.

Lorie Trowbridge                                               Jessica Morris
Pre-school Director                                          Early Education Director  

Northwood Academy Pre-school
100 Charger Drive
Summerville, SC  29486
 (843) 764-2271


From its origin in 1983, we have provided Christ-centered early education and child care to tri-county families like yours.

Our aim is to strengthen each child:

  • Spiritually – by providing the comfort and security of loving relationships, warm environments and simple truths which will develop a child's foundational moral character and nurture their love for God. 
  • Physically – by offering a wide variety of experiences which will develop a child's large and small muscle coordination and motor skills.
  • Socially & Emotionally – by encouraging participation and cooperation in group activities and getting along with others which will develop a child's sense of security, confidence in their abilities, and belonging.
  • Intellectually – by exploring and using first-hand experiences which will develop a child's capacity and enthusiasm for learning.

    Our Pre-school Handbook will help with the policies and procedures used in our operation.

Programming and Curriculum

During a child's first years of life, there are many "windows of opportunity" - critical and prime times for acquiring new skills. Our pre-school programming - quality early education publishers (Abeka, ACSI, Saxon, Scholastic, Bob Jones, etc.), stimulating environments, staff screening and professional development, quality children’s literature, scheduling, and even toy choices - is designed with the whole child’s optimum development in mind.

Our Pre-school Curriculum Map details the programming used in each classroom. 

Specialty Areas

As (age) appropriate, specialty area instruction is offered and includes: 

  • Spanish 
  • Creative Movement
  • Chapel
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