New Top-Notch Early Childhood Preschool Experience in Geist
Writer & Photographer / Jennifer Lear
Northside Indy families have a great new option when it comes to first-learning experiences for their little ones. Geist Kids Academy, a faith-based premier preschool nestled on 10 acres in the heart of Geist’s Admiral’s Bay subdivision, arrived on the scene less than 30 days ago, and area families are already flocking to register their children for the top-notch preparatory curriculum.
The preschool operates as a licensed ministry of Geist Chapel and is another facet of the church’s continued commitment to the Geist community. The preparatory academy program is geared for infants–children 12 years of age. The school’s atmosphere and well-rounded curriculum are designed to address the needs of the whole child (educational, emotional and spiritual). The highly experienced staff want families to be able to think of the academy as a home away from home, a cozy sanctuary for learning, making friends and being valued as individual.
The loving staff aims to make each day special for your child through well-thought-out age-appropriate lesson plans including interactive play, exploration, STEM-based activities, early reading/writing experiences, sensory and discovery, creative arts, dramatic play, music and many other fun activities. Successes are celebrated, fun is encouraged and birthdays are always significant.
Some of our favorite features of the new Geist Kids Academy include:
• The nautical theme throughout – a great fit for the Geist area!
• Children 3 and up rotate between three classrooms each day – language arts, creative arts and science/technology/dramatic play.
• The curriculum includes virtual flights where students virtually visit other countries to explore the tastes, music and cultural.
• Healthy snacks and lunches, made from scratch, are provided daily from an on-site chef.
• Teachers are CDA certified, have early childhood education degrees or a minimum of 5 years of experience. We were impressed that one dedicated employee has over 19 years of experience.
• The staff addresses the needs of the whole child, including things like character building.
• There are future plans to add a soccer field and outdoor play area specifically for older age groups.
Geist Kids Academy
Want to find out more about Geist Kids Academy? You’re in luck. On September 13 from 2-4 p.m., you can visit for a grand opening celebration with carnival-themed games in each room, face painting and a build your own sundae bar on the upper level. You’ll have a chance to explore the facility, meet director Stephanie Murphy and staff, see curriculum examples and discover all there is to love about the unique learning environment.
Plus the academy is running an unheard-of offer for new families – prepay two weeks, get two weeks free, then decide after the four week trial if you’d like to continue on with Geist Kids Academy long-term. The special offer also includes a waiver of registration and supply fees. Curious about tuition rates? Visit GeistKidsAcademy.com.