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La Petite Academy of Columbia

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies. 

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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy in Columbia, MD! My name is Joanne and I am the Academy Acting Director. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and I love seeing the children learn and discover the world around them.

We proudly service families in Baltimore, D.C., and many other surrounding cities. We provide school-age transportation to local elementary schools and offer an innovative before-and-after-care program.

Your child’s health and safety is our top priority. We conduct ongoing staff training and require our staff to be CPR and First Aid certified. The main entrance is also secured by a unique access system and anyone without a code, who enters the building, must sign-in and show I.D. As we work through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heightened our health and safety protocol by:

o Checking everyone’s temperature upon entering the building.

o Masks are mandated for staff to wear throughout the day, and masks for children over the age of 2 are strongly encouraged.

o Parents will drop off at the front door as a team member walks your child to their classroom. A team member will bring your child up front upon pick-up as well.

o Handwashing procedures have been increased to 20-30 seconds and occur more frequently throughout the day.

We offer Brightwheel and WatchMeGrow, a live-stream service that will give you a live feed of the child’s classroom. Both of these apps offer a real-time look into your child’s day while at school. We also offer GrowFit, a nutrition program designed to promote healthy eating habits and healthy minds from a young age.

We love seeing our children progress through our school readiness pathway – starting as infants and graduating from our Pre-K/Junior K program! It is our goal to feed inquisitive minds and create lifelong learners!

Schedule a tour any time to visit our amazing La Petite Academy in Columbia, MD!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
We love La Petite. My children love all the staff, and all the students. I love that the girls get to see each other during the day and they learn things at school they would never learn at home.
We love how friendly the staff is and how it feels like one big family.
My general experience has been great!
The Director and Assistant Director are professional, caring and motivated to assist all of the team!
The teachers are caring and patient and I know my baby is safe in their care.
Friendly staff that cares about the children and their families.
Great experience! My daughter has been attending this school for about 6 months now, and we absolutely love it. All the teachers are caring and friendly, she is happy and she learns a lot every day. We also get a lot of pictures and updates throughout the day via our phone app which is really nice and helpful.
I love La Petite. Especially the location in Columbia because they are always accommodating and nice. My son always has a great time there.
We love the teachers and director. They are professional and supportive and provide a positive enriching environment. Our daughter is thriving and we couldn’t be happier.
The entire staff is warm and welcoming to my children. I would recommend them to anyone looking for high level of care.

Our Programs

Learn About Electives

For an additional fee, go beyond regular classroom learning experiences with our enhanced series of fun, interactive enrichment programs exploring a variety of activities. We offer:

Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Tech + Tinker™

21st Century Learning Experiences

In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEM activities with robots for early coding.

In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:

  • iPads with keyboards and educational apps
  • Robots for coding challenges
  • Grow Fit-friendly video games that encourage collaboration and movement

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Find your neighborhood school and schedule a tour today. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful things happening at La Petite Academy.


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Local School Phone Number: 410.740.5546410.740.5546 License #: 33673