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  • Kids are sponges. Give them more to absorb.

    A world of learning opportunities awaits your young learner at a PVSchools preschool. With Mini and Little Scholars, Gifted and Montessori pre-school programs, why wouldn't you send your kids here?

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What's Offered?

  • At PVSchools, our youngest learners receive the foundation and building blocks needed to prepare them for success in elementary school. PVSchools offers many preschool programs to fit the learning needs of your child because we know there isn’t a “one size fits all” model.

    Gifted Preschool

    PVSchools is one of the few public schools districts in the nation to offer Gifted Preschool. Our nationally recognized Gifted programs provide accelerated learning opportunities, embeds critical and creative thinking processes and integrates technology into daily instruction. Our teachers are Early Childhood Certified and hold a Gifted Endorsement. Preschool Gifted is offered at Desert Trails Elementary, Desert Cove Elementary, Fireside Elementary and North Ranch Elementary.


    “What I love about the gifted preschool program at PVSchools is that my daughter is getting all her needs met. She is being developed both as a learner and an individual. She has gained knowledge, skills and confidence, as well as great friends. It's a very special place.”

        Lynsi Freitag, Gifted Preschool parent


    Montessori Preschool

    Children learn in a specially created environment designed to enhance and develop natural curiosity, creativity and intelligence. Our teachers are Montessori-certified. Class size is limited to 22 students and is available at Mercury Mine Elementary School and Desert Shadows Elementary School.

    Mini Scholars Preschool, Little Scholars Pre-K and Lil’ Pioneers

    The Mini Scholars Preschool programs for 3-year-olds and Little Scholars Pre-Kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds that guide students through hands-on and engaging activities to prepare them for academic success. The Little Scholars classes are taught by certified teachers and have small class sizes. The Lil’ Pioneers program is licensed to care for infants from birth to 2-year-olds and is available at the Child Development Center at Pinnacle High School. Infants and toddlers engage in a nurturing and stimulating environment that fosters learning and development. All PVSchools' early childhood programs are licensed by the Arizona Department of Health

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Why Choose Our Preschool Programs?

    • Nurturing and compassionate environment that is conducive to learning.
    • Small class sizes with experienced teachers.
    • Onsite registered nurses who wipe away tears and bandage scrapes.
    • New program offerings are regularly being evaluated and additional locations added due to increased demand.

Preschool Locations

  • Little Scholars Pre-K is offered at

    • Boulder Creek ES
    • Copper Canyon ES
    • Desert Springs Preparatory
    • Desert Trails ES
    • Fireside ES
    • Grayhawk ES
    • Pinnacle Peak Preparatory (K-8 School)
    • Sandpiper
    • Wildfire

    Mini Scholars is offered at

    • Pinnacle Peak Preparatory (K-8 School)

    Lil’ Pioneers is offered at

    • Pinnacle High School