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Springwater Preschool

As your child’s first school experience, we endeavor to provide a learning environment that cultivates growth-- socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. We encourage their first steps toward independence and guide them in relationships with others. We cheer their growing capabilities and strive to foster a curiosity in the world around them.

Inviting spaces and learning experiences are designed to encourage students to explore, grow and be adventurous in a community of friends. Materials and activities are chosen with the intention of actively involving children in learning through play, encouraging creative expression, and fostering wonder of our natural world.


Play is the highest form of research

Children are born creative and curious. They are tireless artists, storytellers and scientists. An educator's greatest challenge is to create a nurturing environment where children can play, explore, experiment, take risks, learn and grow.


About Us

Springwater Preschool is an independently operated program on the campus of Springwater Environmental Sciences School (SESS).  We were designed in collaboration with Springwater School to provide early learning experiences for 3-5 year olds in the community.  The 2020-2021 school year marks our twelth year of serving preschoolers and their families. This class is staffed by two teachers, Stephanie and Tina, with a maximum of 16 students.


Program Information

Springwater Preschool offers a mixed-age program for children 3-5 years old. We are known as the Acorn Class on the Springwater campus.

Most of our students live in Oregon City, Happy Valley, Estacada, and Damascus. Children must be 3 years old by September 1st.


Morning Program

Mornings from 8:40 - 11:40

2 day options of Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

4 day option Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Afternoon Program

Afternoons from 12:40 - 3:40

2 day options of Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

4 day option Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday


Tuition and Fees


2 Day Program is $1850 year or $185 monthly June and Sept-May

4 Day Program is $3650 year of $365 monthly June and Sept-May



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(503) 631-4696

16491 S Springwater Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045, USA