The state of Florida recognizes the importance of education, even for the youngest child. As a way to support pre-school age children, Florida offers the state-funded VPK program: voluntary pre-kindergarten. The VPK program is open to any child who is four years old, and there is no cost for that child to attend any VPK program of choice.
Hillsdale Christian Academy – Tampa Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
At Hillsdale Christian Academy, we are happy to provide a Tampa Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program at our school. Our VPK students enjoy the safe, bright classrooms at Hillsdale as well as the caring and wonderful teachers. Our Tampa VPK program is highly academic and meets all the standards and requirements set forth by the state and county.
Setting Student Up for Elementary School Success
Our VPK students learn well. Oftentimes, a previous Hillsdale VPK student who has moved on to public school Kindergarten does very well academically. Teachers frequently recognize students who have attended our VPK because the students are advanced. We use the Bob Jones curriculum in our three and four year old pre-school classrooms, as well as for our VPK program. Should students continue to attend Hillsdale for their elementary education, they will stay in the Bob Jones curriculum and build upon what they’ve learned the year before.
Free Tampa Christian School
One of the things that our parents most appreciate about our VPK program is that for a little while, their child is able to receive a Christian education for free. Since our Tampa VPK is state funded just like any other Florida VPK, any child is welcome to attend, and they will enjoy the experience of learning in a Christ-centered environment.
About half of our VPK students will return to Hillsdale the following school year and enter our kindergarten. These students are already very familiar with our campus, teachers and staff, and curriculum, so returning to Hillsdale for their elementary education is very comfortable.
Hillsdale’s Tampa VPK program is academic, Christ-centered, and free. It’s a wonderful program that blesses families with costless education in a warm and safe environment. Parents are welcome to contact us anytime to learn more about our Tampa Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. We would love to visit with you and share the benefits of having your child join fellow students in our Tampa Christian school.