Welcome to Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy

We would like to extend a heartfelt welcome and special thanks to you for stopping by to learn more info. about the Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy (Excel Prep) community. Here at Excel Prep, we believe that utilizing the theories of development, creating an exploratory climate, and developing a safe and high-quality community will shape the future of our young scholars for kindergarten and beyond. Our Preschool Academy advances this process and serves students 6 weeks to 5 years of age. To learn more about Community & Programming, click here. 

At our core, we believe students learn best by doing. This belief has led us to implement The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, which aligns with Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning Standards. 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.

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Helen D. Holmes
Founder & Head of School


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Our Mission

The mission of Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy is to provide exceptional care to young scholars, while fostering each scholar’s development, and ensuring their readiness for school and beyond in a vigorous academic environment.

Our Philosophy

Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy (Excel Prep) believes young scholars learn best by doing.  We believe an academically robust and exciting learning atmosphere propels young scholars to reach their fullest potential. We believe by utilizing the theories of development, creating an exploratory climate, and developing a safe and high-quality community will shape the future of our young scholars for kindergarten and beyond.  Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy believes that an early care center built on a formidable school-family relationship will help ensure the maximum success of each scholar. Creating positive relationships within our school community, provides a critical foundation for successful learning.


Through constant observation and assessment of each scholars’ social-emotional, cognitive, physical and language development, we will work to achieve the best learning outcomes. Recruiting and retaining highly qualified, intentional, and growth mindset early care educators is essential to developing the appropriate trust with each scholar and their family. By utilizing a STEAM curriculum and physical learning environment, we promote a successful high quality of learning interaction. We have been provided with an awesome responsibility and we welcome all stakeholders’ suggestions for continually improving the quality of our Academy.

Our Vision & Values

The vision of Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy is to become a community where all young scholars will develop to their fullest potential.


Our values inform our thoughts, words and actions. Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. They help us to create the future we want to experience. The following attributes are the core values of Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy:


Quality Care: When parents are looking for early learning and child development programs, they seek someone they can trust. We strive for continuous improvement, ensuring that we meet the needs of the children and families we serve.

Positive, Safe & Exciting Climate: We teach behaviors that lead to success. Our campus and Academy culture promote a sense of belonging, providing scholars with the tools to develop appropriate behavior, reinforcing acceptable behavior standards when they are not successful in this area.

Academically Robust: We constantly strive to create a learning environment where children are exposed to high-quality care in varying forms. Implementing a research and objective-based curriculum ensures school-readiness for all of our scholars. Our curriculum is appropriate for developmental growth and fosters each scholars’ unique needs.

Innovation: We challenge standard solutions constructively and review past performance for continuous improvement. We proactively create change that can lead to our ability to achieve greater success.

Leadership: We are all leaders in our area of responsibility, with a deep commitment to delivering exceptional results. We deliver our strategies by eliminating organizational barriers that prevent us from providing the highest quality of care and commitment to our team and families.

Trust & Integrity: Integrity is the foundational asset of a trustworthy organization, which promotes effective relationships and assures mindful stewardship of our resources.

Community & Equity: We believe that the quality of care we provide is measured by the quality of relationships we have with children, families, employees, school boards, financial supporters, and legislators. We are committed to ensuring these relationships are respectful; warm and caring; honest and open; fair and equitable.

State of the Art

Our modern facility boasts with an array of hands-on learning and exploring experiences.

Streamlined Admissions

Our acceptance procedure is simple and straightforward, Apply-Interview-Orientate.

Family Focused

We understand the importance of the family plays in a child’s early years, that’s why we are always finding ways to connect with your home.

Scholar Driven

Our program is designed to meet each scholar’s unique individual needs.


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