Hanna Perkins School is a private, non-profit play-based preschool and state-chartered kindergarten focused on healthy emotional development and emotional intelligence.
Children learn all the academic fundamentals you'd expect. Plus they learn to manage themselves and the complex social situations of daily life while playing, learning and having fun in a nurturing environment of trust and mutual respect.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 24 students
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
A focus on development of emotional intelligence accommodates a wide range of learning differences. Also, a dedicated Level 1 ASD classroom.
Year Founded
1951

Student Body

Total Students
24 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Hanna Perkins School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Scholarship assistance available.
% on Financial Aid
67%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,500
Acceptance Rate
89%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Noella Marotta

School Notes

Hanna Perkins School is a private, non-profit play-based preschool and state-chartered kindergarten focused on healthy emotional development and emotional intelligence. Children learn all the academic fundamentals you'd expect. Plus they learn to manage themselves and the complex social situations of daily life while playing, learning and having fun in a nurturing environment of trust and mutual respect.
It's a school for all children:
  • Those who are developing typically;
  • Those who are struggling with some aspect of development, from getting along with others to sitting still and completing activities to toilet mastery;
  • Those who have experienced a major disruption such as adoption, divorce or extended serious illness in the family. 
Parents seek out our school as much for themselves as for their children. Some want support and help in being a parent; others are looking for increased involvement in their child`s first school experience. Still others place a high value on the central role of emotional intelligence in preparing their young child for success both in school and life.

Hanna Perkins School offers a developmentally appropriate / emergent curriculum that promotes independence, self esteem, internal controls, and pleasure in learning.
Teachers work closely with parents and child development specialists to provide the foundation young children need to develop confidence, enjoy relationships and become life long learners. 
Graduates of the kindergarten program are well prepared to excel in first grade in both public and private schools.

Details:
  • 6:1 student-teacher ratio
  • 5-day preschool and kindergarten for children ages 3-6.
  • A toddler/parent program is also available.
  • lasses run 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Includes lunch prepared each day in our on-site kitchen with organic and locally grown foods.
  • Housed in the award-winning restoration of the former Malvern Elementary School, in one of Shaker Heights` beautiful residential neighborhoods.
  • Spacious classrooms with plentiful natural light.
  • A full gym.
  • Teaching garden.
  • School and community playgrounds.
  • Ample parking.
Operating for more than 70 tears, Hanna Perkins School seeks to build and foster emotional intelligence. 
The program is built on respect for the child as a complete individual, and on a deep understanding of early childhood development.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 24 students
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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