Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant

Ivybrook Academy is a half-day preschool that will transform your child’s educational experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Doesn't this picture make you curious? That's why natural sensory-rich materials are available in all our classrooms at Ivybrook Academy. We encourage students to make discoveries through hands on exploration!

Doesn't this picture make you curious? That's why natural sensory-rich materials are available in all our classrooms at Ivybrook Academy. We encourage students to make discoveries through hands on exploration!

Photos from Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant's post 09/14/2021

The Snail by Matisse and our Students.

Timeline Photos 09/13/2021

As your pre-schooler heads to school, there are ways to get through the separation anxiety. We offer helpful ideas for parents and children to adapt to new routines, including creating rituals and consistency. Click this link to learn more. https://bit.ly/2v7SvO0

As your pre-schooler heads to school, there are ways to get through the separation anxiety. We offer helpful ideas for parents and children to adapt to new routines, including creating rituals and consistency. Click this link to learn more. https://bit.ly/2v7SvO0

09/11/2021

“By sawing and nailing and drilling,
A construction worker can make quite a lot
A home or a barn or an office
We're glad for the talent he's got!” -

Our students building a high rise! How do they increase their talent? Teamwork. Fine motor skills. Sharing. Color recognition. Counting. Patience. Encouragement. Creativity. Engineering. Pride. Success.

“By sawing and nailing and drilling,
A construction worker can make quite a lot
A home or a barn or an office
We're glad for the talent he's got!” -

Our students building a high rise! How do they increase their talent? Teamwork. Fine motor skills. Sharing. Color recognition. Counting. Patience. Encouragement. Creativity. Engineering. Pride. Success.

09/11/2021

☀️If you are happy and you know it say FRI-YAY! Our students sure know how to brighten a day!☀️

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“Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way.” - George Evans

“Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way.” - George Evans

09/08/2021

“We built a city together!” - Future Mount Pleasant Engineers. We love to see our students shine with pride.

“We built a city together!” - Future Mount Pleasant Engineers. We love to see our students shine with pride.

Timeline Photos 09/08/2021

Multi-dimensional learning is important. That's why, at Ivybrook Academy, we combine the proven methods of Montessori with Reggio Emilia and other progressive teaching styles to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning. Click link to find one of our locations near you! https://bit.ly/32rorN7

Multi-dimensional learning is important. That's why, at Ivybrook Academy, we combine the proven methods of Montessori with Reggio Emilia and other progressive teaching styles to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning. Click link to find one of our locations near you! https://bit.ly/32rorN7

Timeline Photos 09/06/2021

Heading back to school means new routines, be sure to include a healthy breakfast in your morning regimen. It's important to fuel kids' bodies for a day filled with learning and fun! Need some quick, easy, and nutritious breakfast on the go ideas? Click link. https://bit.ly/2nWNU0e

Heading back to school means new routines, be sure to include a healthy breakfast in your morning regimen. It's important to fuel kids' bodies for a day filled with learning and fun! Need some quick, easy, and nutritious breakfast on the go ideas? Click link. https://bit.ly/2nWNU0e

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

Toddlers express themselves through singing, dancing, reading, and art. They are curious and eager to learn. We provide safe, nurturing environments to foster this learning for our youngest school citizens. Click the link to learn more about our Toddler Program. https://bit.ly/38pxwJH

Toddlers express themselves through singing, dancing, reading, and art. They are curious and eager to learn. We provide safe, nurturing environments to foster this learning for our youngest school citizens. Click the link to learn more about our Toddler Program. https://bit.ly/38pxwJH

09/03/2021

☀️Running into a three day weekend like…..

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Children exploring and collaborating together improves learning and boosts confidence and self-esteem. It shows respect for others. This is the essence of what we are about at Ivybrook Academy.

Children exploring and collaborating together improves learning and boosts confidence and self-esteem. It shows respect for others. This is the essence of what we are about at Ivybrook Academy.

Timeline Photos 08/31/2021

Happy Birthday to Maria Montessori! Her world-famous educational method changed the way we view child development.

Happy Birthday to Maria Montessori! Her world-famous educational method changed the way we view child development.

08/30/2021

I see with my little eye, 4 Ivybrook Academy students having a fun Monday! ☀️

I see with my little eye, 4 Ivybrook Academy students having a fun Monday! ☀️

Photos from Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant's post 08/27/2021

Outdoor Art-Board with water bottles and squeegees, Sea Shell drawing designs and creating clay snakes make for an adventurous Friday at Ivybrook Academy!

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Summer may be fading away, but we still have time to enjoy reading a good book outdoors. Reading with your child helps them develop comprehension skills and lets you bond over a good story. What's your child's favorite book right now?

Summer may be fading away, but we still have time to enjoy reading a good book outdoors. Reading with your child helps them develop comprehension skills and lets you bond over a good story. What's your child's favorite book right now?

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Classroom environments at Ivybrook Academy are designed with engaging materials and space to promote collaboration and relationship building.

Classroom environments at Ivybrook Academy are designed with engaging materials and space to promote collaboration and relationship building.

Photos from Ivybrook Academy Mt. Pleasant's post 08/24/2021

We had a great kick off to the IvyBrook Academy 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited about the year ahead and look forward to seeing our students shine.

Observation: The Key to Understanding Your Child | NAEYC 08/23/2021

Observation: The Key to Understanding Your Child | NAEYC

From a young age children are building social and emotional skills they will use their whole life! Read this article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children to learn a few tips on how you can help your child practice these skills at home! https://bit.ly/3BPdeqF

Observation: The Key to Understanding Your Child | NAEYC With a little observation and a few notes, you can start to better understand your child's behavior. Here's how.

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Cultivating compassionate citizens is at the heart of our education philosophy at Ivybrook Academy. Our classrooms are founded on respect, collaboration, and curiosity. Learn more about enrolling your child in our award-winning curriculum today. https://bit.ly/3BP7FIA

Cultivating compassionate citizens is at the heart of our education philosophy at Ivybrook Academy. Our classrooms are founded on respect, collaboration, and curiosity. Learn more about enrolling your child in our award-winning curriculum today. https://bit.ly/3BP7FIA

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The Reggio-inspired learning philosophy at Ivybrook Academy was created to embrace the interests of each child. Our teachers are dedicated to helping your child build on that foundation through creative and thoughtful learning opportunities.

The Reggio-inspired learning philosophy at Ivybrook Academy was created to embrace the interests of each child. Our teachers are dedicated to helping your child build on that foundation through creative and thoughtful learning opportunities.

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The key to education is getting children excited about the learning process. The award-winning curriculum at Ivybrook Academy is designed to engage your child with customized learning activities. Learn more about our curriculum. https://bit.ly/3BP7FIA

The key to education is getting children excited about the learning process. The award-winning curriculum at Ivybrook Academy is designed to engage your child with customized learning activities. Learn more about our curriculum. https://bit.ly/3BP7FIA

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An important part of the Montessori method encourages children to connect with nature and reflect on its beauty. Our students went on a leaf hunt and enjoyed discovering leaves with different shapes and textures. Learning about nature helps children to understand that they are part of a greater universe. Learn more about our progressive teaching philosophy. https://bit.ly/3x9OlT0

An important part of the Montessori method encourages children to connect with nature and reflect on its beauty. Our students went on a leaf hunt and enjoyed discovering leaves with different shapes and textures. Learning about nature helps children to understand that they are part of a greater universe. Learn more about our progressive teaching philosophy. https://bit.ly/3x9OlT0

Timeline Photos 08/11/2021

We're looking forward to an amazing school year. Are you still looking for a half day pre-school for your child? Our progressive approach to early childhood education focuses on a learning environment where children can explore, create, solve problems, and work collaboratively with others. Find an Ivybrook campus near you. https://bit.ly/32rorN7

We're looking forward to an amazing school year. Are you still looking for a half day pre-school for your child? Our progressive approach to early childhood education focuses on a learning environment where children can explore, create, solve problems, and work collaboratively with others. Find an Ivybrook campus near you. https://bit.ly/32rorN7

Timeline Photos 08/09/2021

Hands-on learning experiences are an important part of the education philosophy at Ivybrook Academy.

Hands-on learning experiences are an important part of the education philosophy at Ivybrook Academy.

Transitional Kindergarten Programs 08/06/2021

Transitional Kindergarten Programs

Are you searching for a pre-school program to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond? Reach out to an Ivybrook campus in your area and ask about available enrollment opportunities today! https://bit.ly/2WwwKYL

Transitional Kindergarten Programs Our Transitional Kindergarten Program is dedicated to preparing children for Kindergarten and beyond! We guide your child through this next stage of learning, setting our expectations higher as they discover their newfound abilities and independence. We model and reinforce acceptable behavior as the...

Timeline Photos 08/04/2021

Our students love drawing pictures to express their ideas or just for enjoyment. Drawing activities develop fine motor skills, critical thinking, and language. It's an important part of the award-winning curriculum at Ivybrook Academy. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3BP7FIA

Our students love drawing pictures to express their ideas or just for enjoyment. Drawing activities develop fine motor skills, critical thinking, and language. It's an important part of the award-winning curriculum at Ivybrook Academy. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3BP7FIA

Timeline Photos 08/02/2021

At Ivybrook Academy, we believe that a child's potential is limitless. Our progressive education philosophy uses proven methods from the Reggio Emilia learning approach, which allows children to explore their world and express themselves.

At Ivybrook Academy, we believe that a child's potential is limitless. Our progressive education philosophy uses proven methods from the Reggio Emilia learning approach, which allows children to explore their world and express themselves.

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Ivybrook's progressive curriculum was developed to encourage children to become curious and confident learners. Fall enrollment is open now. Contact one of our locations to learn more about our half-day preschool options for your child.

Ivybrook's progressive curriculum was developed to encourage children to become curious and confident learners. Fall enrollment is open now. Contact one of our locations to learn more about our half-day preschool options for your child.

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Ivybrook Academy classrooms are full of opportunities for children to learn through investigation, discovery, and educational experiences.

Ivybrook Academy classrooms are full of opportunities for children to learn through investigation, discovery, and educational experiences.

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Our experienced preschool educators are dedicated to nurturing Ivybrook students so they can become confident and capable learners.

Our experienced preschool educators are dedicated to nurturing Ivybrook students so they can become confident and capable learners.

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Ivybrook Academy offers a balanced curriculum that includes group and individual learning activities. Children are encouraged to be curious, investigate, and expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Ivybrook Academy offers a balanced curriculum that includes group and individual learning activities. Children are encouraged to be curious, investigate, and expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Timeline Photos 07/21/2021

Part of the Reggio Emilia teaching style is to use open-ended activities to provoke creativity, discussions, and ideas. At Ivybrook, we incorporate this philosophy into our award-winning curriculum.

Part of the Reggio Emilia teaching style is to use open-ended activities to provoke creativity, discussions, and ideas. At Ivybrook, we incorporate this philosophy into our award-winning curriculum.

Timeline Photos 07/19/2021

Fall enrollment is open now at all Ivybrook Academy locations. If you're looking for a progressive preschool program that celebrates your child's uniqueness and allows them to learn at their own pace, contact us today to schedule a tour. https://bit.ly/32rorN7

Fall enrollment is open now at all Ivybrook Academy locations. If you're looking for a progressive preschool program that celebrates your child's uniqueness and allows them to learn at their own pace, contact us today to schedule a tour. https://bit.ly/32rorN7

Timeline Photos 07/16/2021

The Montessori method of teaching has been popular for more than 100 years. Ivybrook's unique teaching philosophy combines these proven methods with Reggio Emilia and other progressive teaching styles to create a collaborative curriculum that focuses on your child. Learn more about our philosophy: https://bit.ly/2JO9YCo

The Montessori method of teaching has been popular for more than 100 years. Ivybrook's unique teaching philosophy combines these proven methods with Reggio Emilia and other progressive teaching styles to create a collaborative curriculum that focuses on your child. Learn more about our philosophy: https://bit.ly/2JO9YCo

Ivybrook Academy Opening - Summer 2020

Principal Heather Calhoun is honored to bring Ivybrook Academy’s unique approach to early childhood education to the Mount Pleasant community. A mother of 3, Heather whole-heartedly believes in the importance of a strong educational foundation through hands-on exploration, problem solving and working collaboratively with others. The social interaction with peers and adults at Ivybrook deepens a child’s understandings of the world around them.

Heather earned a Bachelor’s degree at Clemson University and later her Master’s degree at Kansas State University. Her family’s military background has given her enriching life experiences in Ohio, New Mexico, Alabama, England, Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma, Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina! She is grateful to have experienced different cultures and diverse geography which served to develop confidence and independence at an early age.

Heather and her husband Brandon are deeply committed to Ivybrook’s innovative and progressive curriculum. Together, they believe in the importance of nurturing inquisitive minds, honoring individual voices and supporting children’s diverse learning styles. They believe the joy of learning is cultivated through these specific practices, which will serve them well-beyond their early years.

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1475 Long Grove Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC
29464

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm
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