2019 Guide to Knoxville MDO, Preschools, Kindergartens and Daycares

Welcome to our Guide to Knoxville MDO, Preschools, Kindergartens and Daycares

Here is a list of MDO, preschools, kindergartens, and daycares throughout Knoxville. You can also check out this poll by other local Knoxville moms.

Check out our guide to After School Programs! If you are new to Knoxville from a different city or moving across town be sure to check out our Guide to Moving to Knoxville.

Knoxville MDO, Preschools, Kindergartens and Daycares

Angela Floyd Schools

Angela Floyd Schools

Ages: 3-5 years

The Angela Floyd Schools Performing Arts Program is a fall through spring program designed as an introduction to a structured classroom setting that not only immerses your child in the performing and fine arts, but also prepares them for Kindergarten and beyond by giving them a lifelong love of learning. Children turning 3 years of age by September 15th who have completed potty training are eligible for the Performing Arts Program. Our fine arts based curriculum features group learning, hands-on cognitive activities, Music FunTime, acro, art, drama, dance, creative movement, academics, and play.

*We are so excited to have Rhiannon in this program–she didn’t want to leave today! – Kristi Sanchez


AFS – West

Monday, Wednesday and Friday  8:45am-11:45am

NUMBER OF CLASSES: 3 days per week


AFS – North 

Tuesday and Thursday 8:45am-11:45am

NUMBER OF CLASSES : 2 days per week


There is an annual $175 supply & registration fee.

AFS – West: 10845 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934

AFS – North: 6732 Jubilee Center Way



Berean Christian School

Ages: Pre-K through 12

The ministry of Berean Christian School (BCS) exists to help Christian parents raise their children to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to help children realize their full potential, and to glorify God spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. BCS’s academics are aimed at maximizing the potential of each and every child, as well as the blossoming fine arts program, The Studio. From the time our students join the BCS community, they experience a nurturing atmosphere of learning and discovery in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service.

Parents are welcome at any time to visit our campus. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Families wishing to explore Christian education at BCS are encouraged to schedule an appointment for a tour of our campus. Please call (865) 521-6054, extension 100.

2329 Prosser Rd Knoxville, Tennessee, TN 37914


Church Street UMC Preschool

Church Street UMC Preschool

Ages: 2-5

Church Street UMC Preschool is a faith based 3 STAR program. We offer full time preschool for ages 2-5 and are open all year M-F 7:30-5:30. We have 2 Pre-K classes and  our full time teaching staff have degrees.  We serve breakfast, a hot lunch and accept Child Care Certificates. To see what we are doing Like us on Facebook.

900 Henley at Main Knoxville, TN 37902

Clayton-Bradley Academy

Ages: Pre-K-12

Clayton-Bradley Academy is an independent Preschool-12 STEM school in Blount County, convenient to Knoxville and the surrounding areas. The small, year-round school offers students a nurturing place to excel through being-there experiences, creative project-based learning and real-world applications within the context of a rigorous curriculum. Clayton-Bradley Academy provides an individualized educational approach leveraging the unique interests and learning styles of each student and integrates character education with academics to address the needs of the whole child. Our Preschool and Kindergarten programs utilize brain-based research with an emphasis on exploration, discovery, and play while building a strong foundation in reading, writing, and math.

425 Alcoa Trail, Maryville, TN 37804

Garden Path School

Garden Path School

Ages:  2-6

Enriched, full day early education in a safe, nurturing home setting

  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor classrooms
  • Small group of 7 children, ages 2-6
  • Creative, developmental curriculum with Montessori and Reggio Emelia philosophies
  • Christian values
  • Owner and teacher, Angela Mayfield, M.Ed., has over 30 years of experience teaching and providing parent education
  • Schedule a tour! Contact Angela Mayfield: (865) 263-1110

Fountain City, TN 


Grace Christian Academy

Ages:  Kindergarten through Grade 12

At Grace Christian Academy, we recognize that kindergarten is a valuable, formative year that helps set a positive foundation for each child in their educational process.  Because of that significance, GCA provides an enriching, academically rich kindergarten program in a safe, supportive environment.  Understanding that each child is uniquely created and gifted by God, our curriculum is designed to engage and build on the foundational skills that children need to move ahead successfully through the elementary years and beyond.

Contact us to learn more about the academic, spiritual, and enrichment opportunities that exist at Grace Christian Academy.  Not quite ready for kindergarten?  We invite you to explore the Grace Baptist Church Pre-K and MDO programs located on our campus, which provide a comprehensive preschool program to get students ready for kindergarten.

5914 Beaver Ridge Road Knoxville, TN 37931


Little River Montessori School

Little River Montessori School

Ages: 18 months to 12 years of age

Learning is a lifelong process, involving the whole person. Our students are inspired to grow in responsibility, tolerance, compassion, patience, organization, and motivation. Children at Little River Montessori learn in an environment that supports the individual child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development. Summer camp is available for currently enrolled or in-coming students. Call 865-498-3277 or visit our website to schedule a campus tour.

913 E. Cumberland Drive
Louisville, TN 37777

544 Canton Hollow Road
Knoxville, TN 37934


Paideia Academy

Ages: PreK-12th Grade

Paideia Academy is a classical, Christ-centered school serving PreK-12th grade students. One of our many goals is for our students learn to read well at an early age so they can begin their journey of reading many of the great books as they grow older.  Our young children love to learn timeless truths that will help them to grow in pursuing virtue and understanding.  Visitors are often amazed by how much memory work our very gifted staff can lead the students in learning … and they love it!

If you’d like to come see the Paideia Difference, please contact Doug Carr at [email protected] or schedule a tour

10825 Yarnell Road Knoxville, TN 37932


Primrose School of Farragut and West Knoxville

Ages: 5 weeks to 5 years including private Kindergarten 

At the Primrose School of Farragut we believe that with the right foundation, anything is possible.  It is with this belief that we strive to build active minds, healthy bodies, and happy hearts for all children ages 5 weeks to 5 years including private kindergarten.  Our balanced approach to learning fosters an appreciation for not only academics but character development as well.  This summer is exciting as we offer Summer Camp in place of our after school “Explorers” program.  Each week highlights a new thematic unit of learning with fun filled programs and field trips for current kindergarteners through third grade.

120 Coach Road Knoxville, TN 37934

267 S. Peters Rd. Knoxville, TN 37923

Ridgedale Mother’s Day Out

Ages: 18 months to Pre-K

Ridgedale Mother’s Day Out offers a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn and socialize two days a week in a safe and enriching preschool atmosphere.  Our teachers are caring individuals who love the Lord and believe that working with children is truly their calling.  At our program, your child will be given the freedom to grow in an environment balanced with enough guidance and structure to feel secure.  We are open year round and offer enrollment at any time for children age 18 months to Pre-K on Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays.  Contact us today to schedule a tour!

5632 Nickle Rd, Knoxville, TN 37921

River's Edge Academy

River’s Edge Christian Academy

Ages: K4-12

River’s Edge Christian Academy is a non-denominational school blending traditional classroom instruction with home education. Students receive classroom instruction on campus three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and receive teacher-guided, parent-led instruction on Satellite Days at home, Tuesday and Friday. This unique blend provides our parents and students the “best of both worlds.” As a college preparatory school striving for academic excellence, River’s Edge is not only a certified University Model (UMSI) high school, but our elementary through high school is dually accredited through both CSI and Cognia.

Main Campus: 5600 Western Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37921

3 locations

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Sonlight Academy

Ages: 1-5

Christ Covenant Church, PCA, in Farragut is excited about our third year of Sonlight Academy, a weekday program for preschool age children. Our goal is to shine the light of Jesus into the hearts of children while striving to meet academic and social needs. Our program runs from mid-August to mid-May. School days are Tuesday/Thursday OR Monday/Wednesday from 9am-2pm. Our staff consists of qualified Christian people and our teachers are experienced in early childhood education. We have excellent teacher to child ratios. Our curriculum is Bible based and includes Kindergarten readiness. We have a new playground for young children. Two Bible studies will be available for moms after drop-off on Thursdays. If you are interested in finding a place where your child will be loved, taught about Jesus, and prepared for school, consider Sonlight Academy! We would be happy to meet you and give you a tour of our facility. Contact Director Jana Thomas at [email protected] or by phone at the number below.

Phone: 865-278-7687

Christ Covenant Church, 12915 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934

Trinity Learning Center

Ages: 12 months – 5 years

Trinity Learning Center is a loving, Christian environment. We offer a play-based curriculum where we work to develop the whole child; socially, emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Self-help skills and independence, engaging with peers, and preparing for kindergarten are all important parts of growing up and what we focus on as a preschool.  We work hard to use children’s natural curiosity to teach them to love learning and to prepare them for their future education and life in every way. Our teachers are educated in childhood development and education and have years of experience with young children. Your children are their passion.

Preschool hours are from 9:00-2:00. We also offer extended care options for mornings from 8:00-9:00 or afternoons, 2:00-3:15.

12733 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934

The Episcopal School of Knoxville

Ages: 3-8th grade

The Episcopal School of Knoxville is a co-educational, independent day school offering Junior Kindergarten through Eighth grade. ESK’s Junior Kindergarten program is an academic program designed for 3 and 4 year olds. The Jr. K 4 program is 5 days per week and the Jr. K 3 program offers a 3 (T, W, Th) or 5 day option.  The Junior Kindergarten day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at1:30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided, and extended care (1:30-3:00 p.m.  and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.) is available for an additional fee. Class size is limited to 16 students. We have committed to creating and maintaining a place for our youngest children that acknowledges, reflects and communicates our beliefs. The values of our Junior Kindergarten program are based on an image of the child as curious, competent and capable of co-constructing knowledge.

950 Episcopal School Way, Knoxville, TN 37932

The Goddard School® – Farragut

Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years old

Learning for fun. Learning for life. The Goddard School located in Farragut uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success.

125 Loudoun Road FarragutTN 37934

The Goddard School® – Knoxville-Hardin Valley

Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years old

Learning for fun. Learning for life. The Goddard School located in Farragut uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success.

Webb School of Knoxville

Ages: Pre-K-12

At the heart of the Webb School experience is the relationship between inspiring teachers and talented, motivated, and engaged students. In their classrooms, on the sports fields, in assemblies, and through service, Webb students pursue a rigorous and challenging educational experience that prepares them well for success in the most competitive colleges and universities.

9800 Webb School Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923

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