Pre-Kindergarten Overview

  • Pre-Kindergarten Prepares Students from the Start
    Looking for information about what virtual Pre-K will look like in the Fall of 2020? Please visit the Virtual Learning page and/or review our Open House presentation here: Please note that some final adjustments may be made to reflect changing expectations or regulations at the state or national level. 
    The Atlanta Public Schools' Pre-Kindergarten program is funded by the Georgia State Lottery, governed by Bright from the Start and partners with Head Start at selected locations.  The APS Pre-K program is an age appropriate instructional program that prepares students for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond.  Additionally, this nurturing environment addresses students' academic, social and emotional needs while preparing for kindergarten readiness.  Our goal is to ensure that all students gain the needed foundational skills to propel them into a successful future.  
    Atlanta Public Schools has 55 Pre-K classrooms at 34 school sites across the district.   The school system continues to serve approximately 1100 Pre-K children each year.  Due to a limited number of seats, a lottery process is used as the fairest method of filling classes. 
    **  All Pre-k Sites and number of classes at each site is tentative and subject to change.  Official approval of programs is given in May of each year.
    APS Pre-K
     "Every Child is Born a Genius."
    Buckminster Fuller