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Zion Christian Academy is a private, interdenominational, college-preparatory

school for grades preschool

through 12. Zion is a ministry

of Zion Presbyterian Church (PCA) in

Columbia, Tennessee.


6901 Old Zion Road

Columbia, Tennessee 38401



Preparing little scholars for kindergarten and beyond

Engage.  Play.  Inspire.

“When an archer releases an arrow from his bow, the trajectory is set at the beginning of the shot and not after it has taken flight.  Beginning in PreK and continuing through each grade level, we seek to educate our students in the light of God’s truth and grace – with the goal of excellence being set at the beginning, and not the end, of the educational process.”

Dr. Robin Nichols
Elementary Principal
The Preschool at Zion Christian Academy serves children from ages three to five and is an integral part of our lower school campus.

The Preschool facilities are designed with the needs of these very young students in mind.  Our classrooms and Preschool-specific playground inspire creativity and the joy of learning through play.  We offer a 2-day (Tu/Th), a 3-day (M/W/F) and a 5-day program. We are open to welcome students into their classes at 7:30. The academic day begins at 8:00 and ends at 2:30. Students are dismissed from 2:30 - 3:15. Extended care is available from 3:15 - 5:30.
The Preschool curriculum is based on the Saxon Early Learning program and is intended to nurture children through the use of games, stories, creative play and one-on-one interaction with our teachers.  In addition to hands-on experiences with math, science, and language, our Preschool students also take part in weekly enrichment classes that include: art, music, physical education and library. 
Additionally, Preschool students participate in weekly chapel services, most school-wide assemblies and special programs, including performing at Grandparents Day and in the yearly Christmas and spring productions.

Requirements for Preschool
PreK- 3 -- Child must be 3 years old by August 15 of current school year
PreK- 4 -- Child must be 4 years old by August 15 of current school year
Note: All children attending Preschool program must be potty trained.

Rebekah Samuel

Instructor of Four Year Old Kindergarten (K4)

Crown College - B.S.

Karin Shewbart

Instructor of Three Year

Old Kindergarten (K3)

Columbia State Community College

Jennifer Thomas

Instructor of Four Year Old Kindergarten (K4)

King University - B.A.

Teresa Wood

Instructor of Lower Campus Education, K3-K4 Music Education

Judson College – B.A.