Over the years we have observed an increasing number of our students requiring support services in order to thrive in a preschool setting. We recognize the need for an inclusive school dedicated to supporting children requiring a boost in one or more areas, so we founded Rowan Academy. Our individualized program is designed to support optimal learning through the integration of small class sizes, dedicated teachers, strong relationships within our preschool community and access to sensory-friendly services on-site. We place emphasis on teaching age-appropriate life skills in conjunction with academic learning.
At Rowan Academy, our mission is to provide a customized learning experience tailored to the unique needs and developmental goals of each student. Rowan Academy is a play-based, inclusive, early learning center specializing in providing individual support in the fundamental areas of critical thinking, fine motor, gross motor, social-emotional and self-help skills.
The rowan tree has a rich and ancient background in Norse and Celtic mythology. The rowan tree is considered to be the “Mother of all Trees” and many believe it has mystical and healing properties. The wood from a rowan tree was often used to protect against adversity. In modern times, the tree symbolizes growth and rebirth.
- The Rowan Tree Foundation
Mary Rose Woo and Suzanne Slye, veteran preschool teachers, established Rowan Academy with Dr. Ali Temple, owner of First Priority Occupational Therapy, LLC, after recognizing a growing need for an individualized developmental program to guide children and their families within a traditional preschool environment.
We are located in the education wing of The Church of The Holy Comforter.
4819 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23230, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Rowan Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, and religion, subject to applicable law, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Rowan Academy. Rowan Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender or religion, subject to applicable law in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other corporation administered programs.