Preschool Mission 

We believe the first five years are of critical importance in laying a strong educational and spiritual
foundation in a child's life. During these years, a child's physical, emotional and cognitive skills develop at a pace that is unparalleled at any other time of life. The program at Covenant Life School is committed to enhancing early childhood development and to begin laying a strong spiritual foundation in every child's heart.

Teacher: Mary Jo Ellis

Mrs. Ellis is well known and well loved in Montgomery County as an outstanding preschool teacher for more than 20 years.


Schedule and Tuition:

Age Days Time Tuition Notes
4-Year Olds MWF 8:15-10:45am $2,100 Waitlist for 2017-18.
4-Year Old Enrichment Class MWF 10:45-12:15 $1,200 Spaces available for 2017-18.
4-Year Olds MWF 12:15-2:45pm $2,100
Spaces available for 2017-18.
3-Year Olds Tue/Thur 8:15-10:45am $1,500  Waitlist for 2017-18.
3 & 4 Year Olds Enrichment Class Tue/Thur 10:45-12:15 $800 Waitlist for 2017-18.
3 & 4 Year Olds Tue/Thur 12:15-2:45pm $1,500

Spaces available for 2017-18.


Enrichment Classes: The enrichment class provides the opportunity for parents to extend the preschool to a 4 hour experience. In addition to a lunch time, the class will supplement the regular preschool curriculum by practicing life skills, have additional story time, and study topics such as nature, the seasons and holidays. Students from the morning and afternoon preschool classes may enroll in the enrichment class on a first-come basis for the 16 available slots.



Policies: Children must be 3 years of age by August 31 and be toilet trained to be eligible to enter the 3's program.  CLS cannot make exceptions to this birthday cut-off date or the toilet training requirement.  Applicants for the 4's program must be 4 years of age by August 31.

In general, preschool classes will be filled on a first-come basis, with priority being give to Covenant Life School families.

We will seek a reasonable gender balance, and reserve the right to consider class make-up when selecting candidates for each class. 

Parents may indicate a preference for morning or afternoon classes on the application. We may not be able to accommodate preference in order to offer a place.

Application Steps:

  1. Click here to apply for Preschool. A $30 non-refundable fee is required in order to submit the application and enter the candidate pool. 
  2. Immediately thereafter, you will be asked to print out and complete several additional registration forms which can be found here.  
  3. Please mail in these completed forms along with a $100 Registration Fee.  This fee will reserve your spot in the candidate pool until admissions letters are mailed, usually beginning in February.  A portion of this fee is refundable if your student withdraws from the candidate pool at a later date.  


A Parent's Endorsement of Preschool at CLS

"When considering if and where to send our 3 year old daughter to preschool, one of the major things that convinced us to send her to Covenant Life was my own experience as a student at CLS, especially how I consistently had teachers who centered their teaching on the Lord. To this day, most of the Scriptures I have memorized and can readily call to mind are ones that I learned in my first few years at CLS. I'm so excited to see that my daughter is getting this same Biblical foundation in preschool. Mrs. Ellis does a fantastic job teaching the kids about the Lord in an understandable and fun way. My daughter will come home talking about how "God paints the leaves" in the fall, or singing "Make God #1! This is the first commandment." In addition to being a godly influence, Mrs. Ellis is simply a terrific preschool teacher. She gets excited about crayons, which get the kids used to the way they will be holding pencils, she is passionate that the kids can identify AND pronounce their ABC's, and my 3 year old can now recite the Pledge of Allegiance! We are so grateful that our daughter is going to preschool at Covenant Life and has Mrs. Ellis as her teacher." CLS Parent