We are a non-denominal progressive early learning center. We aim to enrich the lives and minds of the children in our classrooms, their families and the broader community.
Research shows that children have the greatest capacity for learning from birth through the age of five. With that in mind, our curriculum focuses on play and the individual interests of the children in each classroom.
With creative lessons put in place, children will learn by asking questions, exploring their environment in a quest for answers, and reviewing their experiences for deeper and individual meaning. This is done naturally through group play, experimenting with materials and discussion.
In a BEST classroom, children’s ideas and opinions are as important as the teachers, and you will always see teachers on the floor and at worktables on the children’s level. Math, science, language arts, social studies, fine/gross motor and arts skills are taught and reinforced daily, however our underlying goal is to foster children’s natural curiosity and love for learning. Those are the values that stay with a child through a lifetime of education.
We value the child’s body as well as the mind; snacks and lunches are healthy and free of hormones and pesticides. Students also spend at least one hour (weather permitting) engaged in active play on our 12,000 square foot playground.
BEST Academy offers a diverse environment where all children, regardless of background, race or religion, can learn together and from each other. Our sliding scale income-based tuition ensures that everyone has access to the quality early learning experience that they deserve.
We believe in and appreciate our community and instill that in our students by having neighborhood cleanup days, recycling lessons, diverse holiday celebrations, parent picnics and interschool pen pals. Children who feel intelligent, healthy and valued will bring that back into the community.
The children of Savannah need a center that represents them and their families. They need teachers who will prepare them for their futures and their world. They need love and confidence to grow as curious thinkers and doers. They receive all of that and more at BEST Academy, where a Better Education Starts Today!