First United Methodist Preschool

230 N Fifth Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853-0338
Tel: (863)676-6617
Grades: PK-K | 83 students
The purpose of the First United Methodist Preschool is to promote the social, emotional, intellectual, moral and physical development of young children.
We provide positive learning experiences in a loving Christian environment.
We hope to enhance family life through parental involvement in our program.
First United Methodist Preschool is a developmental school with emphasis on active learning.
We provide many opportunities for our students to experience learning for themselves.
Children are exposed to a variety of concepts through play centered activities.
Our Religious Philosophy First United Methodist Preschool is a Christian school that is open to children and families of all faiths.
Our message is God loves us and looks after us.
This idea is relayed daily and emphasized during weekly chapel services.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS)
Religious Affiliation Methodist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 83 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade First United Methodist Preschool Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Candlelight Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Candlelight Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lake Wales Lutheran School (0.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lake Wales
    Grades: KG-12 | 110 students
    0.4 miles
    209 E Sessoms Ave
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
  • Lake Wales
    Grades: K-12 | 12 students
    0.4 miles
    200 S 3rd St
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
  • Lake Wales
    Lake Wales Lutheran School
    Alternative School (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-5 | 77 students
    0.9 miles
    640 S Scenic Highway
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
  • Lake Wales
    The Vanguard School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 96 students
    6.8 miles
    22000 Highway 27
    Lake Wales, FL 33859
  • Winter Haven
    Hope Creative School
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-K | 106 students
    9.9 miles
    2110 Cypress Gardens Blvd
    Winter Haven, FL 33884

School Reviews

Hello: I recently came back to Polk County FL after being gone for many years. I cannot tell you how many people I''ve run into who raved about FUMC Preschool. Three women told me that they put their children on the waiting list BEFORE the children were born. That should tell this community something! Incidentally, I''ve asked numerous people if they liked the preschool themselves and not a single person said no. All children go through ups and downs; they may even experience separation anxiety. Yet, children do need social interaction in a loving environment prior to enrolling in traditional school in Kindergarten. For many children Kindergarten is fairly traumatic because it is an all day affair. When I went to Kindergarted, it was 1/2. I suppose that it became an all day event when so Mothers went back into the work force. Thank you to all who have made FUMC Preschool such a loving, caring environment that exudes integrity. If I ever have grandchildren, I could only hope they would be so blessed to be able to attend this Preschool or one just like it.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12

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