Little Apollo Preschool is located on the campus of Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon. Designed to be a child development class for Juniors and Seniors, Little Apollo is also an actual Preschool. The pre-school is run by 2 very well qualified and wonderful teachers who also assist the high-school "student teachers" in the class.
One of the things I love about this pre-school is how well it's organized. Since the main teacher has about 30 years with Little Apollo under her belt, and the assistant teacher has close to 17 years, the definitely know what they are doing. They have play time, circle time, project time, snack time and even time for organized games in the high school gym. They know what works and they are wonderful at their jobs. The kids love them too!
Since there are about 10-15 student teachers in each class of 24 pre-schoolers, each child has a lot of help and attention through out the day. The high school students are really cute with the kids and clearly very interested in them. Some of the high school student teachers are actually former Little Apollo students.
There are 2 field trips during the year and a fun curriculum that is perfect for getting kids ready for kindergarten both academically and socially.
The price can't be beat either. For a 3 year old, who attend 2 days a week, the tuition is $70 a month. For a 4 year old who attends 3 days a week, tuition is $98 a month. There are morning and afternoon classes available for 3 and 4 year olds and if you register around April or May, you should have no problem getting in for the Fall. (It's best to get your name on the list before summer break). There are often openings in the middle of the school year too, so it's not too hard to get your child enrolled.
I highly recommend this pre-school to anyone with a pre-school aged child in the Portland area. You won't be disappointed.