Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
Transportation: (803) 802-1998 HR Fax: (803) 802-2265

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4K Program

Four-Year-Old Half Day Program

The Fort Mill Schools provides a half-day, 4-year old program (4K) for qualifying students. Each class is taught by a certified early childhood teacher and a teacher assistant. The classes are housed at Riverview and Fort Mill Elementary Schools. A child must live in the Fort Mill School District and be 4 years old by Sept. 1 to  be considered for the class.

The 4K class provides many experiences in motor, language, and concept development. There is much opportunity for music and movement, art expression, reading, and learning through play centers and group times. The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is used for beginning handwriting and the Big Day for PreK (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) curriculum will also be used. There is no fee for the program and a snack is provided. Bus transportation is available. The 4K class runs five days a week with a morning and afternoon session of approximately 3 hours each, 180 days of service provided. Twenty children are enrolled in each class.  There is a Family Literacy component to the 4K program which includes home visits, group meetings, and parenting information. Connections to health services and adult education are available for the family.

There are other preschool classes in the district for children with an identified special need and IEP (803-548-8218), and a tuition based 4K program is connected with each high school. For more information on the full day tuition based class, please visit their website.

The 4K Half Day Classes are full for the 2021-22 school year with a lengthy wait list.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.
We will begin taking applications for the 2022-23 school year in April 2022.                   

Contact Jane Culp at or 803-548-1754 for questions.