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Argyle Christian Preschool And Kindergarten

Private | PK-1 | 150 students

Our school is best known for the warm loving climate and qualified teachers.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $70,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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Posted February 8, 2014

Our son went to ACPK for 3's preschool and VPK. We had a wonderful experience and cherish the time we spent there. Our son learned so much and blossomed not only as a child but also as a student. We love ACPK and recommend it to everyone! The teachers, director and staff are patient, caring and kind. I love it that the children pray, learn about God and attend chapel. ACPK is awesome!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

This school is filled with staff that loves each and every child. They have taught my children so much. Nothing beats hearing your child talk about praying for others.. This school has not only positively impacted my children, but impacted my whole family as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I think every parent should know what they're getting into when they choose a school for their child/children. We chose this school for VPK as we had just moved to the area and someone from our church recommended it. I understand not every parent/child's experience is like my own, but our's was highly disappointing. School starts in August and by October I was told that by the teacher's and director that they suspected my child to be autistic. I immediately looked into and had the proper tests done by the duval county school district, where they completely assured me that he was in no way autistic and merely had a motor skill delay. However, from that point on his teachers and the director continued to treat him as if he was an autistic student. By December, he did not want to go to school anymore. I for the life of me cannot understand why the Director of a CHRISTIAN preschool would under estimate a child, who by the way had JUST turned 4 when he started the VPK program. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I happen to be a parent of 3 children and would never consider sending my other two to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

My daughter (age 17) attended Argyle Christian Preschool and Kindergarten for three years. My neighbor's three children went to the school and she highly recommended it to me. The teachers are kind, loving and really care about the kids in their class. They attend chapel and are taught how much God loves them. They learn about letters/numbers, how to write, cooking projects and many other hands-on activities. My daughter still has friends with kids she went to school with here. I always tell anyone looking for a preschool to visit Argyle. It is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

My son attended VPK at ACPK this year, & he absolutely loved it. I think this was the perfect fit for us--they gave him individual attention while encouraging him to work with the group, & that's just what he needed. Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Not only was I blessed by my children attending ACPK, but I am also blessed to now be a part of the staff...or more so family. This is a place I enjoy going to each and every day I work! This is the best environment for children (and adults) and God's love is shining through at ACPK!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 16, 2013

ACPK is dear and close to my heart. Both my son and daughter started at this school when they were two. Their experiences there were nothing but amazing. They were taught the love of God, that they are unique and special, how to be indepentdent, enjoyed hands on experiences through centers, made many new friends and always felt safe, loved and comfortable. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a preschool enviroment where the teachers really care about their children in their classes.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2013

I LOVE ACPK! I only wish I had found it for my older daughter who went to another school where she did learn a lot, but not with the LOVE and WARMTH my younger daugther was given at ACPK. There is a special feeling at this school because of the teachers' love for God AND for the children. My daugther attended for 3's and VPK and had so much fun, but learned so much all the while. She was definitely given the tools at ACPK she needed to excel in Kindergarten as she was reading and writing paragraphs almost immediately and I can't say that was the case for my oldest. I highly recommend ACPK for any Toddler, Preschooler, or Kindergartener in the Orange Park area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

From the moment I walked into the doors at ACPK to visit the school I was very warmly greeted by the director, the bookeeper, music teacher and at least one teacher (it was during the summer). I have never been disappointed since! My 2 children have attended these last 2 years and they have been loved on, cared for and taught lessons by such amazing teachers. The classrooms are bright and colorful. My kids love learning in there!! They get so excited! The entire staff is open and friendly. The director and teachers welcome and encourage parent involvement. I only wish the school went higher than Kindergarten! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

My son and daughter (who are now 19 & 15) attended preschool at ACPK! It was a wonderful, caring, age appropriate school then and it still is today! I am now sending my step-grandson here and am thrilled that he is in a caring environment with teachers who are excellently trained to teach children at their individual level! He has been blessed to have Mrs. Kim for two years and we have been amazed at the things he has learned and how his vocabulary has grown! Once you step foot inside the building you will see and FEEL what a special place this is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Outstanding environment for learning! It is clear that every teacher and administer at ACPK has a calling to teach and they truly love the children. My son blossomed here for two years and we will miss them tremendously this year when he goes to elementary. I've never heard one complaint. Consider yourself lucky if you choose to become part of this learning family! Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

My husband and I were not very happy with this school overall. It was fairly close to where we lived, so we thought we would give them a try for Pre-K. Big Mistake, the facilities are old and in declining shape. The faculty was rude for the most part. Our daughter enjoyed her friends but did not like her teachers, because she said they screamed at them. I checked into the situation and did actually find out there were other children complaining to their parents about similar instances. When we discussed the situation with the director all we received was a less than satisfactory answer. I would not recommend this school, there are plenty of others were the teachers are more professional and qualified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

Worst preschool ever! They were all so rude to us and our children especially the director!! DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE as they will not teach your children anything valuable!!! We pulled our kids out after the stories they came home with about their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

Outstanding environment for learning! It is clear that every teacher and administer at ACPK has a calling to teach and they truly love the children. My son blossomed here for two years and we will miss them tremendously this year when he goes to elementary. I've never heard one complaint. Consider yourself lucky if you choose to become part of this learning family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

This is my son's 3rd year at ACPK. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. You get a lot for a great price. The teachers and helpers are wonderful. Mrs. Cathy was the absolute best with the little ones and Mrs. Paula taught a lot of independence! Great job ACPK!!!! Thanks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I have been a fan of ACPK since my oldest daughter started attending there in the pre-k 3 class. She is now in first grade at a different school (ACPK stops at K-5) and her sister is in the pre-k 4 class at ACPK. The teachers and director's staff are the most wonderful, loving, competent and christian people. My daughters have flourished academically, socially, and spiritually since attending ACPK. I would strongly encourage any parent to check out ACPK if a loving and christian environment is what you are seeking for your child's academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

This is a wonderful preschool. My daughter had the most caring and patient teachers last year in the two year old class. She always looked forward to going to school and she learned a lot. At the end of the year the teachers gave me a beautiful book with pics of her, notes about her, some extra special artwork, etc, from throughout the year. They did tons of activities with healthy foods too, like making bread from scratch, which was wonderful. We plan on her attending ACPK as long as possible and her little sister will go there too. Check this school out if you are looking for a loving christian environment for your little one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

Wonderful! My child was in Mrs. Colleen's class last year and she made it a point to kneel down and greet every child as they walked in every morning. The Staff is AWESOME too. If you have a child that attends ACPK, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Carla Reed, PROUD PARENT
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

I have a son who is in this school and I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience we have had. The teachers are wonderful! They are compassionate and willing to talk to you on a 1 on 1 basis. The director is so wonderful as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

Excellent school! My child has had the best experience here. The staff truly cares about their success and is so helpful. My sons teacher is incredible. She is so patient, caring, and experienced with this age group. I love to see her interact with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Black 17% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 29%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • CDEA ShiningStar (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 1:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Terri Johnson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (904) 779-1225

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • developmentally appropriate
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • ballet/tap

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
150
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
150

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$1000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
No.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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6823 Argyle Forest Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32244
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Phone: (904) 778-4838

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