Visual Arts Preschool

Meaningful early childhood education through creative exploration of the arts.

Our Visual Arts Preschool is a school year program that fosters creativity and promotes early development in problem solving, critical thinking, cognitive concepts, social interaction and increased physical health through art-making and the exploration of the world’s many forms of visual art. Students are encouraged to view art as a means of self-expression and a tool for learning.

Our program provides a safe environment, with a low teacher-to-student ratio that nurtures healthy relationship-building between your child, their teachers and their peers. We welcome children of all abilities, ages 3-6. The Visual Arts Preschool builds a strong foundation of core skills that will prepare them for their Kindergarten curriculum.

While our official preschool day is 4 hours, we have extended day options with other community organizations that allow students to remain our R+W Creative Campus until 5:30pm daily if needed!

Our Philosophy

Our teaching and learning methodology combines the following elements: Compassion, Respect, Learning through Experience, Choice, Collaboration, Journey-based Instruction, Community Involvement, and Non-violent Communication.


Ages, Times + Locations

Ages 3—6 (Must be potty-trained)

2 days - Tues / Thurs OR Mon / Friday
3 days - M, W, F OR T, W, Th OR T, Th, F
5 days - Monday -  Friday

3 Classrooms with a max of 12 students each day Classroom 1   8:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom 2   8:45am - 12:45pm
Classroom 3   9:00am - 1:00pm


2 days per week: $250 / month
3 days per week: $340 / month
4 days per week $410 / month
5 days per week: $495 / month

Family Discounts:
First child, full tuition. 5% reduction of monthly tuition for siblings (excludes materials fee)

Additional Fees:
One time $65 Registration Fee per child
(One time fee, due with initial application, secures space on our wait list, non-refundable)

$250 Yearly Materials Fee per child

Our Preschool is located at our Creative Campus at 573 Fairview Rd, Suite 1, Asheville, NC 28803

Click here for our 2019-20 calendar

we have after school Care options! 

While our school operates a four-hour school day, we DO have after-school programming options for  your child if you need or want it!  


how do i get on your wait-list for upcoming school years?

We are currently full for our 2018-19 school year, and have wait lists for 2019-20 and 2020-21.

To be added to our wait list for the upcoming 2019-20 school year OR 2020-21, Please click on the button below to create an account for your child, select the class called "R+W Visual Arts Preschool WAITLIST (2019-20 or 2020-21)"   You will have options to choose what days you prefer..  To secure your spot on this list, you will be asked to pay our $65 registration fee.  We will be in touch in late spring of the year that you are waiting for with news!



STEP 1:  REGISTRATION + FEE  All students must create an account and register online on our Simply After-school site.  New families will need to pay the $65 registration fee. This registration fee is a one-time fee for all new students and is non-refundable.  Click on the button below to create an account for your child and pay the registration fee.   due June 1st.


Click here to find the link to fill out our preschool registration forms online.  due by June 1st.

Our yearly materials fee of $250 is due by July 1st.  We will email you an invoice.  This cannot be refunded after August 1st if a family has a shift in schedule. 

The first tuition payment is due August 1st for any new school year.  We will email you an invoice.  This cannot be refunded after August 15th if a family has a shift in schedule. 
Tuition is always due by the first of each month.  Your second tuition payment will be due October 1st
Late fees will begin to be applied after the 3rd day of the month.  Parents will receive an invoice for all payments due, and will pay through these invoices.  You may choose to use a credit card or bank account.  Payments in full for the entire school will receive a 5% discount if made by July 1st for fall enrollment of that year. 

payments, Policies and Procedures

If your child has any type of allergy or medication needs, please click here to print and fill out our Allergy and / or Medication forms.  PLEASE NOTE:  If your child has a strict food allergy, we ask that you send them with a snack each day they attend our program.

We offer rolling admission throughout the year. If you are interested in this current school year or next, please see above information about jumping on our wait list.  If there is room, we will contact you.  We typically solidify next years enrollment by March 1st of the current year.

Drop off and pick up times are staggered for each of our classrooms. 8:30am-12:30pm, 8:45am-12:45pm, and 9:00am-1:00pm.  This helps to ensure the utmost safety in our parking lot and to allow enough space for parking.  Our Drop off times of 8:30am, 8:45am and 9:00am reflect the times that the doors will be open for your family to enter.   Our Pick up time policies are similar to that of the drop off.  We want our students to be able to focus with us through the end of our day, so doors will be locked until just before pick up time.  If you are later than 12:30pm, 12:45pm or 1:00pm (depending on your child's classroom time) - we will charge a $1 per minute fee for late pickup penalty beyond the end of class time.  It will automatically be added to your next invoice. If efforts have been made to communicate a specific problem in arriving on time we may waive part of this fee. Families that are consistently late will not be considered for waiving the fee.

One month’s notice is required to withdraw your child from our program without payment penalty. If one month prior is not possible, a full or partial tuition refund may be given if extenuating circumstances require your child to be withdrawn from our program. All refund requests will be considered on an individual basis. The registration and materials fees are non-refundable.


We make our best efforts to be open even when weather takes a turn for the worst!  BUT sometimes we do have to cancel classes.  If we need to cancel programming we will put on the ‘Weather Updates’ page of our website: AND our social media sites (Facebook and Instagram).

Canceling Visual Arts Preschool:  We do our best not to cancel, but if we feel it is necessary for the safety of our staff or other reasons, we will not add additional days, or make up days.  If we miss more than 6 days of programming for preschool due to weather, we can refund those days missed (beyond 6) if requested.


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