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Ballancrest Academy Preschool

Learning Begins At Our Center

When it comes to educating children, Ballancrest Academy at Blakeney proudly exceeds all state and national standards. Using a ScienceStart! curriculum with the incorporation of NC Foundation for Early Learning and Development ideals, we have become the leader in advanced preschool education in our local area.

Our facility is strategically nestled away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, yet still close to everywhere you need to be. We are fully equipped with bright, beautiful classrooms suitable for the many activities geared around our hands-on science curriculum, and an outdoor play area specially designed to foster interactive play. We are now enrolling for 2017. Fill out a child care application today.

Classrooms and Tuition Rates

Our classrooms are structured by age and led by degreed, caring, and extensively experienced teachers. We maintain small class sizes and low teacher-to-student ratios, so we can focus on each child's individual development. Lessons focus on music, language, social studies, and physical education. Our implementation of a smartboard system allows for the incorporation of technology. Tuition rates based on age/classroom are as follows:

Monday to Friday Tuition Schedule:

• Infants: $301 week/$1,294 Month
• Toddlers: $294 week/$1,266 Month
• Two-Year Olds: $273 week/$1,174 Month
• Three to Five Year Olds (Preschool Program): $261 week/$1,121 Month

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tuition Schedule:

• Infants: $224 week/ $961 month
• Toddlers: $213 week/ $918 month
• Two-Year Olds: $203 week/$875 month
• Three to Five Year Olds (Preschool Program): $194 week/$836 month

Tuesday and Thursday Tuition Schedule:

• Infants: $171 week/ $735 month
• Toddlers: $158 week/ $681 month
• Two-Year Olds: $152 week/$652 month
• Three to Five Year Olds (Preschool Program): $144 week/$618 month

Holiday Closings

Our facility observes various holidays throughout the year. We are closed for the following holidays:

• New Year's Eve
• New Year's Day
• Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Teacher Work Day)
• Presidents Day
• Good Friday
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
• Columbus Day
• Thanksgiving Day and the Friday After
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day


In addition to education, nutrition is an important element of our program. Your tuition includes a breakfast-style snack between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and afternoon snack from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our private chef plans delicious, nutritious meals for your child and attempts to introduce two or three new menu items each month. Our fruit, vegetables, and dairy products are all organic. Other menu items are either made in-house or selected based on nutritional value. Our facility is peanut- and tree nut-free, and no beef or pork products are used in our meals.

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15% Off the Eldest Sibling's Tuition

Contact Us Today to Pre-Register Your Child
(704) 841-0805

About Us

Ballancrest Academy at Blakeney is a family-owned learning center that has been providing excellence in early childhood education to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area since 2010. We offer full and part-time care to children from six weeks through transitional kindergarten. Our unique preschool program was designed by a teacher with over 30 years of experience and a Master's degree in Gifted Education.

Our curriculum is the best, most advanced, nurturing, and fun program designed to foster your child's growth and development. We strive to meet and exceed our parents' needs by providing individualized attention and care to their child. Our director is onsite every day to oversee operations and ensure the staff is providing the very best in educational services to all of our students.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to create a nurturing environment where children thrive and are encouraged to grow, develop, and learn according to their individual needs. We will support families by providing a place where parents feel confident and secure that their children will be cared for by professionals with respect, compassion, and knowledge that will prepare them for the future.


Thank you for your interest. For questions or information, please  fill out and submit the following form. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(704) 841-0805
(704) 246-8922 (Fax)

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

8165 Ardrey Kell Road  
Charlotte, NC 28277
Located In the Fountains Shopping Center

Service Area
South Charlotte, NC

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