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 2024-2025 Pre-School:   
4 -5 Year olds
Monday-Friday 8:15 am - 3:00 pm

Starting in 2024-2025 School Year

Zion Classical Academy will be offering ALL-DAY Preschool for 4-5 year old prekindergarten students.  This program will be held:  Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. everyday. 

Due to lack of enrollment in our 3-year old students, Zion Classical Academy will not be offering Preschool: 3-year-olds on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday as has been offered in the past.   If demand increases for this three-day a week  3 year-old program, the administration and board of directors may reconsider in future school years. 

Hastings’ Only Classical Christian Elementary School is offering:

All Day Classically Inspired Preschool

  • Play Based

  • Exploratory Preschool

  • Classical Literature

  • Christ Centered


  • Pre Mathematics

  • Pre Literacy 

  • Small Classes

  • Caring Teachers & Staff

New Families Information and Curriculum Night

Tuesday March 26, 2024

Come see our Curriculum from  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Followed by a New Families Question and Answer Session 6:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m. 


ZCA IS Now Taking Enrollment Applications for:

All Grades K-6 and for 

All Day Preschool 4 & 5 - year old class

Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


For more information, visit

 Or Call (402) 462-5012

465 S. Marian Rd,  Hastings  

2023-2024 School Year (Current School Year below)

The goal of our preschool program is to give children ages three to five a gentle introduction to classical education. The classical method of education aims to form what our children love through the joyful discovery of the good, the true, and the beautiful. Our teachers inspire students with wonder, beauty, and imagination through informal, play-based learning in a loving and language-rich environment. We believe that children are special gifts from God.

  • Preschool: 3-year-olds attend every Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 8:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 4 & 5-year-olds attend every Monday-Friday morning from 8:15-11:15 a.m.

*Children must be potty-trained before entering Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten.

During the early years of life, young children are most believing, dependent, and vulnerable. They are developing spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically faster than at any other time in their lives. Young children benefit from an environment in which they have significant interaction with Christian adults as role models. Our certified teachers are passionate about creating an atmosphere of personal warmth and supportive love, which stems from a genuine love of our Lord and His children.

Preschool Program Elements:

  • Christian character development

  • Reading and writing readiness

  • Social skills education

  • Letters, numbers, colors, and shapes

  • Scripture verse memorization & prayer

  • Constructive play time

  • Arts & crafts activities

  • Mini science projects

  • Nature exploration

  • Educational field trips

  • Music classes

  • Classical children’s literature

  • Poetry & finger plays

Our program provides a balance of teacher-directed and student-led activities. Our curriculum includes Little Lambs, Saxon Math, The Good and the Beautiful, and Handwriting Without Tears. All areas of a child’s development are addressed -from fine motor skills to letter recognition as well as gross motor and coordination practice.

This is a typical preschool day with Chapel replacing religion class on Wednesday of each week:

8:15-8:30  . . .  Opening Ceremony

8:30-9:00  . . .  Bible story time or chapel

9:00-9:20  . . .  Calendars/Math

9:20-9:40  . . .  Music & movement

9:40-9:50  . . .  Snack

9:50-10:15 . . . Handwriting/Phonics

10:15-10:30. . .Outdoor play

10:30-11:00. .  Learning Centers

11:00-11:15. . .Closing & dismissal

All students are welcome to apply for admission to Zion Classical Academy Preschool.  Our school does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin.

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