Helen Day Preschool Academy

The Hopkins House Preschool Academy is a true "school". Our focus, in addition to offering a safe-haven for the children, is educating and preparing them for exceptional achievement in kindergarten and beyond.

IMG00030At the Hopkins House Preschool Academy, we value families and the central role they play as first teachers of their children; we value age-appropriate teaching methods founded on best practices and implemented by well-educated and trained educators; and, we value activities in the classroom that allow children to explore, experiment, imitate, ask questions and be questioned.

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  Shelley Keith
   Shelley Keith, M. Ed.

   Academy Principal



Welcome and thank you for visiting the Hopkins House Helen Day Preschool Academy webpage. Helen Day Preschool Academy is an award winning, nationally accredited preschool serving children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. A fixture in the Old Town Alexandria community, we pride ourselves on our dedication to serving the children and families of Northern Virginia.

The warm and nurturing environment created by our team of educated, highly-qualified professionals, allows children to thrive and excel.   Using a research based curriculum, our teachers design engaging individualized learning experiences that spark the natural curiosity of children while enhancing all areas of a child’s development. Our hopes for each child are to instill a lifelong love of learning, the fortitude to stand up for the values they believe are right, and an unquenchable eagerness to explore the world.   We believe that through partnership with you, we will succeed in providing a solid education foundation that will support all later learning. 
It is our honor and privilege to serve you and your family.

The Helen Day Preschool Academy offers tours on
Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am Only. 
Please click on the green box to the left to schedule a tour.

The Helen Day Preschool Academy is located in Old Town Alexandria at the corner of N. Payne and Princess Streets. The preschool academy accepts children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.  It is open from 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday. 
1224 Princess Street, Alexandria, VA 22314      MAP
Phone: (571) 480-4081
Fax: (703) 683-3056
Coming from I-495 South/I-95 South:
Cross the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.
Take Exit 177B toward S. Patrick St.
Merge onto S. Patrick Street.
Turn left onto Princess Street.
Street parking is available. 
Coming from I-495 East/I-95 North:
Take exit 177A-177B to U.S. 1 toward Alexandria/Fort Belvoir.
Take Alexandria exit and merge left onto US-1.
Turn left onto Princess Street.
Street parking is available. 
Coming from Washington, D.C. and Arlington:
From US-1 South (Jefferson Davis Highway) head south to Old Town Alexandria.
In Old Town, Jefferson David Highway becomes N. Henry Street.
Turn right onto Princess Street.
Street parking is available.