Skip to main content Skip to footer navigation

Your School La Petite Academy of Smyrna, TN

La Petite Academy of Smyrna

877.861.5078877.861.5078 or Request a Call
Enrolled Parent?: Contact Us
Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
Schedule a Tour

1 of 18

2 of 18

3 of 18

4 of 18

5 of 18

6 of 18

7 of 18

8 of 18

9 of 18

10 of 18

11 of 18

12 of 18

13 of 18

14 of 18

15 of 18

16 of 18

17 of 18

18 of 18

Keeping Families Connected

Our families mean the world to us and keeping them connected is one of our main goals. That’s why we created SproutAbout®, our exclusive family communications app that features live streaming video of the classroom and much, much more.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to La Petite Academy educational preschool in Smyrna, TN. We are proud to serve all of Rutherford county. My name is Dawn and I am the academy director. I have more than 20 years of experience in child care.

Our school offers several programs including Infant and Toddler care, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Before- and After-School care with new flexible schedule options for working families. We offer a wonderful curriculum based on each child's developmental needs. Our center also offers quarterly parent teacher conferences.

We have a wonderful group of teachers here in Smyrna! My staff have a combined experience of over 203 years and most of the remaining teachers serving our schools for 5-15 years each. All of our teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid and attend ongoing training throughout the year.

We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.

Call today and schedule a tour of our fantastic La Petite Academy in Smyrna, TN. Let us show you why we are the best choice for your family!

Here's what people have to say

4.8 out of 5 stars
All of the staff i have interacted with have been great. My child seems to have positive interactions with them and is almost always smiling when i check in on him through the live stream app.
Verified Shopper
Overall I have truly been happy with LaPetite. The staff/teachers have always been professional and seem to truly care about my children.
Verified Shopper
This school is the best! The teachers are so loving and nurturing. They have the knowledge and experience to care for the children. My child is excited to come to school everyday.
Verified Shopper
We are happy with the school and we have recommended other la petite academy's to those looking for daycare.
Verified Shopper
So far we are very pleased and our expectations/hopes have been far exceeded. I love the monthly calendar with the newsletter. Everyone is very communicative and we are kept well informed about our child's day, activities, and tentative schedule. Thanks!!!!
Verified Shopper
An amazing place to be. So caring and nurturing while creating a fun learning environment. It's clear her teachers care.
Verified Shopper
We looooove our teachers, always so friendly and they honestly care about our baby girl.
Verified Shopper
Very welcoming and helpful. Baby girl is taken care of and already expresses a comfort level with her teachers. We appreciate the daily feedback, use of the app and expressed appreciation for us being there
Verified Shopper
Fantastic teachers that really do teach my child and foster is growth and development. They are caring and compassionate and I can tell my child loves it here!
Verified Shopper
The teachers and directors have been wonderful since day 1. They have been so welcoming to us and are so great with my child. My child is so happy every day and loves going to school. The teachers keep us greatly informed on everything our child does that day, and take such great of him.
Verified Shopper

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.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

Learn More

Meet Our Staff

Dawn Rhodes, Director

Education: Bachelor of Science with a minor in Psychology

Certifications: TECTA/CPR and First Aid

I have a passion for children's education and helping them grow at the most important ages in their lives. I have 25 years of experience and love watching the excitement of a child learning. I love the hugs and the pictures they are so proud of. I look forward to growing our LPA family and meeting you and yours soon!

Meet Our Staff

Karen Bogen, Assistant Director

Education: Bachler's degree in History

I love to watch children grow and develop in a safe and nurturing environment. I have ten years of experience in teaching and childcare. I look forward to meeting you and your family soon.

Visit Us Today

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.


Schedule a Tour or Request a Call

Local School Phone Number: 615.459.5266615.459.5266 License #: FV2241A