James L. & Juliette McNeil 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.McNeil_Center

At 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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   GRETA DUNCAN, M.Ed.
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Welcome and thank you for selecting Hopkins House James L. & Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy as your choice in providing the highest quality education and care for your child. McNeil Preschool Academy is an award-winning, nationally recognized preschool, serving children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. A fixture in the Fairfax/Mount Vernon area, we pride ourselves on our commitment to the families of Northern Virginia.

 

Our highly educated and trained staff not only instructs children in preparation for bright futures through the Creative Curriculum,  but uses a variety of assessment tools. Education and safety receive the highest priority in all that we do and in our school community. We strive to implement best practices, integrating social and academic learning in every aspect of the school day. By teaching and reinforcing expectations, routines and our school rules, we believe students can best focus on their most important job of learning.

 

We strongly believe that children are most successful when parents are involved in their child’s/children’s education. We hope that through the combined efforts of home and school, your child will thirst for knowledge, skills and learning. We welcome your support and engagement and anticipate building upon your success as the initial educator as we build our "Community of Enthusiastic Learners".


 
The James L. & Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy offers tours on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please click on the green box to the left to schedule a tour.
 

The James L. and Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy is located in Fairfax County, three miles north or Ft. Belvoir off US-1.  The preschool accepts children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.  It is open from 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday.

8543 Forest Place, Alexandria, VA 22309      MAP
Phone: (571) 480-4261
Fax: (571) 480-4279
 
Directions
Coming from the Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, and the City of Alexandria:
From US-1 South (Jefferson Davis Highway) head south through Old Town Alexandria. 
Cross over I-495 and continue south for 6.5 miles.
At the flashing yellow lights, turn left onto Forest Place. (If you pass the Post Office you have gone too far)
Make an immediate left into the Hopkins House parking lot.
 
Coming from US-1 North (Woodbridge, Lorton, Ft. Belvoir):
Merge onto US-1 North.  Ft. Belvoir will be on your right. Continue for 2 miles.
There will be a Jiffy Lube on the left.  Turn right onto Forest Place and make an immediate left into the Hopkins House parking lot.
 
Coming from the West (Fairfax County Parkway):
From Fairfax County Parkway South turn left onto US-1 North.
Ft. Belvoir will be on your right. Continue for 2 miles.
There will be a Jiffy Lube on the left.  Turn right onto Forest Place and make an immediate left into the Hopkins House parking lot.
 
 

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