Fox Chapel, PA

Welcome to Fox Hill Preschool

Nurturing the social, emotional, and intellectual development

of each child to inspire a lifelong love of learning. 

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Our Environment

Fox Hill Preschool is onsite at Faith United Methodist Church at a beautiful campus in Fox Chapel, just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. We have several outdoor playgrounds and spaces, a nature trail, a pavilion for picnics and outdoor activities. Inside the classroom, the 2’s and 3’s have classes in the Little House, with their own playgrounds and classrooms designed to help the transition from home to school. 4’s and 5’s share large, bright classrooms in the main church building with plenty of space to build and play. Upstairs in church, we have a Fellowship Hall as a free play area during inclement weather, and also for performance and celebration space for graduations. 

We have a culturally diverse student body and service preschool students from a broad variety of school districts, including Fox Chapel, Allegheny Valley, Deer Lakes, Hampton, Highlands, North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Pittsburgh, Riverview, Shaler, and Allegheny School Districts. 

Learn By Doing

Fox Hill Preschool offers programs for children ages 2-5 years and welcomes children from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. The curriculum promotes creativity as well as social and emotional growth, while emphasizing basic universal values, such as kindness, friendship, honesty, compassion, and patience. Each program provides experiences rich in language and math concepts presented in a developmentally appropriate environment that provides an engaging context for learning.

Fox Hill Preschool is staffed by a dedicated team of teachers, most of whom have been teaching for ten years or more. All teachers have required clearances and are CPR and first-aid certified. 

 

Fall Registration Open

There are still limited spaces open for our 2024-2025 school program! Twos classes in particular still have some space available. Child must be be two years old at the start of school. Contact us today to book a tour or sign up below!  

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From Our Director

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– Jennifer Pierce

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Classrooms and Facilities

Fox Hill Preschool is located at Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel. Our facilities include cozy, home-like transition classrooms for the 2s and 3s; large, bright classrooms with activity stations for the 4s and 5s; several age-appropriate outdoor playgrounds and a pavilion for picnics; an indoor playtime and event space; and a beautiful nature trail for exploration.  

Academic Standards

Our school follows the Standards for Early Learning for Pennsylvania.  These standards are embedded in our thematic activities for each grade level.  The learning targets each day are executed with hands-on or play-based learning activities. We focus on learning activities that support having highly engaged students, prepares them for kindergarten, and builds a framework for future academic success.

Health and Support

Fox Hill partners with community agencies such as DART to support student needs in the classroom setting.  Our 3s and 4/5s classes are invited to on-campus vision, speech and hearing screening annually with parental approval. When needed, teachers work closely with families to develop developmentally appropriate strategies for their child’s succcess based on their individual needs. 

Enrichment Activities

Fox Hill is proud to offer experiences that transcend the traditional classroom. We have an onsite nature trail for environmental education, and often host local community leaders, such as reading with local librarians, visits from the fire department, Native American music and dancing, and hands-on experiences of cultural celebrations led by our own community members. 

“I have been touring lots of preschools in the area trying to find the right fit for my child. I want you to know… no other preschool was as welcoming as you, no other preschool did I see teachers as actively engaged in their students, no other preschool did I see student’s interest make an impact in the classroom, no other preschool has as much space for children to explore and learn. For these reasons and more I am choosing Fox Hill for my child.”

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Get In Touch

Location:  261 W Chapel Ridge Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Telephone: (412) 963-8824

For enrollment or new student inquiries, email: denise.patricca@foxhillpreschool.org

For operations and current students, email: jennifer.pierce@foxhillpreschool.org

For tuition or payment questions, email:

office@faithfoxchapel.org

Office Hours: M-F: 9am – 4pm

fostering an inclusive environment

Fox Hill Preschool is a secular program that welcomes children from all ethnic, religious, and social  backgrounds as well as families of all kinds. Our curriculum promotes creativity with social and emotional growth, while emphasizing basic universal values, such as kindness, friendship, honesty, compassion, and patience. We believe in creating a welcoming and supportive educational environment for children.