About First School



What is First School?

Objective – The First Presbyterian Church First School was founded in 1978 as a ministry of the church to provide a unique learning experience for children of our church community. Our overall goal is to minister to the needs of each child in a nurturing Christian learning environment which promotes the growth of the total child.

Philosophy – First School is developmental in its approach. We believe that children learn best by doing, and that through play, children make discoveries on their own. What the child learns through creating something is more important than the finished product. We foster an atmosphere in which each child is valued by the teacher for his or her own individual qualities. Each one is encouraged to learn as benefits his or her level of readiness.

Program – The First School program can be characterized as very positive, creative, relational, flexible and individualized. It includes a mixture of dramatic play, manipulative games, stories, singing, field trips, cooking experiences and many special activities which allow the child to interact with the world. Within this learning environment, three specific areas are stressed: self-concept, social skills, and language development.

First School hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for all classes. An optional Lunch Bunch program is offered until 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday for 2, 3, and 4 year olds

For more information:

First School Director, Julie MacRae e-mail
Contact her for any additional information about First School and its programs. The number is 483-0146.

FirstSchool Address:
102 Ann Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Phone: (910) 483-0146
Fax: (910) 483-3975
email: julie@firstprez.com

2020-2021 First School Staff

DirectorJulie MacRae
Mother’s Morning OutCathy DodsonVicki Hawley
2s ClassKasja ClarkKirsten Faircloth
3s ClassHallie HillLauri Lipford
PreKPat AumanKayla Taylor
K-T AcademyPaige McMillanKaty Goers
First Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 569 (102 Ann St.), Fayetteville, NC, 28302

Phone: 910-483-0121, Fax: 910-483-3975
Established 1800