Excel Prep is an early learning independent school located in the Eisenhower-Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria

A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts & Math) Early Learning School (serving ages 0-6) designed to help children develop while exploring the world around them.

Our curriculum is designed to help students understand, speak, read and write Chinese as used in daily life. We don’t teach Mandarin, we teach IN Mandarin.

Excel Prep is Accredited with NCA CASI, NWAC, and SACS CASI. We are fully licensed by the VA Dept. of Education & Virginia Council for Private Education.

Our highly qualified staff members are heavily recruited. In addition to their passion for high-quality early learning, they hold advance degrees and certifications in Early & Elementary Education.

Early learning at Excel Prep is full of joy, discovery, and exploration—and unfolds entirely in two languages. Our Institution of Early Learning is housed in a state-of-the-art facility, purpose-built for our unique program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Drop-off begins at 8:00 AM Monday through Friday. Dismissal is at 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Extended Day drop-off begins at 7:30 AM. Extended Day dismissal is at 6:00 PM.

Yes, all scholars in classes K-1 thru K-Prep have a school uniform requirement.

Excel Prep provides Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks. We can support a traditional and vegetarian diet.

Our robust academic environment is responsive to each
young scholar’s individual development and ensures that
learning is a joyful and rewarding experience that
maintains the integrity of each child’s imagination and
natural curiosity.

Excel Prep enrolls young scholars ages 3 months to 6 years of age.

Co-Curricular Activities