Welcome to a New School of Thought

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We believe in fostering critical and creative thinking and collaborative problem-solving through a robust curriculum delivered by engaging and dedicated educators.

Welcome to Excel Prep! “Start Ahead. Stay Ahead.”


We enable all Excel Prep scholars to become the best possible version of themselves. We provide an environment where our children develop into empathetic, self-directed, critical thinkers who don’t give up when faced with challenges and are empowered to build on their natural curiosity.


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


We believe firmly in: high-quality care, positive, safe & exciting climates, innovation, community and equity


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.

About Excel Prep


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.

Excel Prep is a Mandarin Immersion and STEAM-based early learning institution, fully licensed by the State of Virginia Dept. of Education. Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy maintains Accreditation with NCA CASI, NWAC, and SACS CASI.

The academic program is based on the classical learning model and John Dewey’s theory that children learn best by doing. Our curriculum, The Creative Curriculum, is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum designed to help teachers implement developmentally appropriate practices and offer responsive daily routines and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development.

What Inspires Our Work


Excel Prep aims to inspire, challenge, and empower all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, to love learning and to become involved members of a global community.

Our Dedicated Educators


Our Educators are high qualified professionals, with advance degrees and certifications. We are committed to maintaining an environment that supports inquiry and academic excellence, emotional and physical well-being, appreciation of the arts and diverse cultures, integrity and ethical behavior.

The Excel Prep Philosophy


Excel Preparatory Preschool Academy believes that an early learning school built on a formidable school-family relationship will help ensure the maximum success of each scholar. We believe there is no limit to what your child can achieve. We ignite your child’s curiosity and tell them to reach for their dreams, to step outside their comfort zones and love the very idea of learning.

Learn More About Us


This book was born out of Xue’s experience as an Excel Prep Teacher and mother. She understands that children (as well as caregivers) are often apprehensive about starting preschool. Her hope is that this book will help children and caregivers become more comfortable starting preschool by providing a fun (as well as accurate) depiction of daily life at Excel Prep. This book will provide you and your child with an introduction to many of the places and activities found at Excel Prep and around the world. An accomplished artist, Xue also illustrated the book with scenes taken from her experience and surroundings as a preschool teacher.

With so many activities to explore and friends to meet, Xue’s book will both prepare and excite your child for their first day of Excel Prep Academy. Along the way, you will find a number of parent-child interaction prompts as well as names of places and activities in both English and Chinese. As you read this book with your child, you will feel as though you are traveling with them through new adventures to preschool and beyond!

Check Out the Book Here!