Private Christian Kindergarten at Florence Christian School

Building strong spiritual and academic foundations

In what seems like a blink of an eye, your child is now heading toward a special stage in their educational journey. Their curiosity blooms, and they start to ask questions like “Why is the sky blue?” or “How do plants grow?” As a parent, you want their sense of wonder to be fulfilled in the right ways. You’re looking for a school that…

  • Teaches about the world through a Christ-centered lens.
  • Nurtures your child’s God-given gifts.
  • Makes your child feel seen, valued, and celebrated.

At Florence Christian School, that is what we do for our students. As a private Christian kindergarten in Florence, SC, we prepare each young learner to take their big leaps — by building strong academic and spiritual foundations. Explore how your child can benefit from the kindergarten experience at FCS.


Learning Environment

A nurturing atmosphere where your child can succeed

As you consider private Christian kindergarten schools in the community, you probably have several things on your checklist. First, you’re searching for an environment where your child will experience the love of God through caring teachers. Second, you want smaller class sizes, so your child can get the attention they need. And finally, you’re looking for a school that prepares students academically, so your child can succeed in their next steps.

You’ll find all of these — and more — at our kindergarten program.

Hands-On Learning

Your child will benefit from many engaging activities, whether that’s in seated work or center time.

Our kindergartners’ days are filled with diverse opportunities to learn. They answer questions about Bible stories, build number blocks for addition, team up for floor puzzles, create seasonal crafts, and more.

Individualized Attention

Thanks to our small class sizes and mindful approach to understanding each child’s unique needs, teachers are able to provide personalized attention to every student in the classroom. 

We support children who are transitioning from preschool — or just starting school for the first time as a kindergartner. There’s one-on-one instruction during center time and supplemental materials to give all students ample time to adjust to what they’ll learn in the coming months.

Purposefully Designed Spaces

At FCS, we’ve built spaces where kindergartners feel safe and nurtured. Our students enjoy the developmentally appropriate playgrounds, gym for their P.E. classes, library, music room, and smart board center.

Kindergartners have their separate buildings, and we implement safety measures such as locked doors, visitor check-ins, and surveillance to keep our students safe on campus grounds.

Loving and Nurturing Teachers

Your child will interact with teachers who are kind, passionate, collaborative, and eager to see their students grow. Many of them have several years of experience, are professing Christians, and implement biblical principles when it comes to discipline. Our teachers keep students emotionally safe by ministering to their hearts — helping them to see their thoughts and actions in light of God’s Word.

In addition, our kindergarten teachers approach students in a firm but loving way. This helps children understand the balance between structured time inside the classroom and the freedom to play and be creative at given opportunities.

Do you have any questions about FCS?

We’d love to help you in your search for a kindergarten in Florence, SC! Feel free to ask about our learning environment, curriculum, and other program details at (843)662-0454 or

Kindergarten Program Details

Five years old by Sept. 1

FCS has intentionally designed a kindergarten program that empowers young learners to be more independent while they grow in their knowledge and skills.

Full Day of Fun & Learning

Kindergartners enjoy a full day of learning Monday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. and Fridays ending at 1:30 p.m.

A typical schedule would include students’ daily pledges, and subjects such as Bible, phonics, and reading in the morning. They’ll take lunch, followed by math and recess. 
In the afternoons, kindergartners enjoy centers-based learning time with fun, enriching areas such as the art station, building blocks center, and puzzles center. They’re able to rotate at each center and stay engaged with these hands-on activities that reinforce what they’ve learned in the morning.

Strong Core Curriculum

At FCS, we’re all about equipping our young learners with a strong academic foundation. This is why we use the comprehensive Bob Jones curriculum for all our core subjects, such as:

  • Bible
  • Phonics
  • Handwriting
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Heritage studies (incorporated in phonics curriculum)
  • Science  (incorporated in phonics curriculum)

All these foundational subjects will empower your child to become a confident, curious, lifelong learner.

Enriching Specials

Aside from our core curriculum, kindergartners are also given opportunities to develop their interests in other areas, including:

  • Music
  • Library
  • Physical education

The early introduction of these special subjects will encourage your child to discover and grow their God-given gifts.

Extended Care Options

Do you need flexibility in your child’s kindergarten schedule? We offer extended care options, with an after-school care program that ends at 6 p.m. During this time, your child can finish up homework, have a snack, and play indoors or outdoors.

A complimentary before-care option is also included, which starts at 7 a.m. for families that signed up for the after-school care program.

Meet A Teacher

Learn more about our caring teachers at FCS

Name: Kayla Keefe

Graduated From: Bible Baptist College

Years of Experience: 13 years

“I chose to teach at Florence Christian because I wanted to teach where I attended school; FCS felt like home! I love teaching because I absolutely love children! I’m grateful to be a part of their lives and have the opportunity to make a difference.”

Plan a Visit to FCS

As you consider private Christian schools in Florence, SC, we’re delighted to welcome you to FCS! It’s a great opportunity to learn more about how your child can thrive in our strong academic program and Christ-centered environment.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!