Noah’s Ark Preschool is a ministry of First Presbyterian Church, existing to serve the children and families of the congregation and community in a Christian environment. While striving to meet individual needs for mental, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth, we seek to develop each child’s self image, to encourage his/her interpersonal relationship with others, and to teach the child about the love of God for all people.”

Field Trips

We take trips to the library, the fire station and many other places. 

Social Skills

We have many opportunities to develop social skills and make friends. We learn through play and interactions.

Biblical Foundation

As a ministry of First Presbyterian Church, the Bible and Christian faith is foundational to our instruction. 


We love keeping people in the loop and informed. 

Director Lauren Trantham  

Noah’s Ark Preschool is an outreach program of First Presbyterian Church. We offer a nurturing and loving environment that strives to meet the individual needs of each student.  We aim to foster academic, social, spiritual, emotional, and physical growth for all children in our program. Noah's Ark is a half a day Preschool that operates from 8a.m.-12p.m., Monday through Friday.  We offer classes for ages 3 months – K4 with 3days/week and 5days/week class options. 


Students attend weekly enrichment opportunities through music class, creative movement class and arts/crafts.  Our three and four year olds also take biweekly trips to the Greenwood library for story time and the opportunity to check out books.  


Each Wednesday, Chapel is held for the three and four year olds. Our four year olds serve as acolytes for this precious meeting.  An age-appropriate Chapel lesson is presented to the children where they actively participate.  The children also have the opportunity to bring a canned/nonperishable food item to be donated to the Greenwood Food Bank as their offering.  Through Chapel, they learn the pledge of allegiance, the pledge to the Bible and our Noah’s Ark Pledge.  


Noah’s Ark Pledge 

I am a student at Noah’s Ark Preschool. 
I am one of God’s children. 
I will try to make good choices. 

I will make it a good day for myself and others. 


We would love the opportunity to provide a safe and fun environment for your child to grow.  The opportunity to foster social skills, help build an educational foundation and put the love of God in your child’s heart.   


Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open Tuesday, January 16th, for current students, siblings and church members. Open Registration for the public will begin on Tuesday, January 30th at 8:00 AM. Enrollment Forms are available in the Noah’s Ark Preschool Office, the Main Office of First Presbyterian Church or by printing the electronic copy on the website. The enrollment form and the $170 registration fee ($140 for additional children) must be received  to hold your child’s spot for next school year. For additional information or to schedule a tour, please call the Noah’s Ark Office at 864-229-0902.

Noah's Ark Preschool will follow Greenwood District 50 calendar apart from our start date and our last day of the school year.


If you have registered your child for the school year and decide not to send him or her until later in the year, you will be responsible for paying monthly tuition until your child begins our program. A spot is being held for your child, and other students who may wish to start immediately would not be given a chance for a spot if the class is full.

      If your child has an extended absence due to illness, hospitalization, traveling, etc., you will be required to pay the full monthly tuition. Your child’s spot is being held for his or her return, and the monthly tuition has already been allocated for payroll and operational expenses. Should extenuating circumstances occur, the Noah’s Ark Board will review the case and decide regarding tuition at their discretion.

     If you feel it necessary to withdraw your child from our program, you must give at least one month’s notice. If a decision to withdraw is made at the end of a month, you will be responsible for paying for the next month’s tuition.

  *All students must be immunized, and a current Immunization Form is required by August 9, 2024 for the student to remain enrolled at Noah’s Ark, no exemptions or exceptions.    

  • Monthly Tuition rate for 2024 - 2025 infants and crawlers and four year old children is $230; for one, two , and three year old children is $220


  • Noah’s Ark accepts checks, cash and electronic bank drafts