Welcome to NorthRoad Academy!

NorthRoad Academy is a ministry of NorthRoad St.Charles Church designed to meet academic, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of preschoolers. We provide Bible-based and academic programs for children 1-5 years old in a safe and loving environment. Our academy’s ministry team is dedicated to, and believes, that our purpose is to give preschoolers a basic foundation of biblical principles and ensure students with an academic foundation that will be needed for the next level of education.  

Meet The Director 

Hello NorthRoad Academy Families!

It is my pleasure to be working with your child on their journey as they learn about who Jesus is and grow in their relationship with him. Teaching has been a passion of mine for many years! I knew when I was in 2nd grade that I was going to be a teacher! Man how time flies- I now have 9 years of experience in the public school setting. I also hold a degree in: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and a Masters in Administration. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brad and our two silly little boys Joshua (6) and Jason (3). You can often find us at a baseball game or playing outside! 

I am very much looking forward to getting to know you and your child. If there is anything you need, or questions you may have, please feel free to reach out!
-Lora Stewart, M. Ed.
NorthRoad Academy Director
Email: lora@northroadstcharles.com
Phone: 636-385-8108

Curriculum Information

Our Objectives

NorthRoad Academy will be implementing “Experience Early Learning” Curriculum from Mother Goose Time. This curriculum is a well rounded curriculum that includes 10 thematic units. These units include: 
  1. Literacy Centers
  2. Math Centers
  3. Music and Movement
  4. Science Centers
  5. Art 
  6. Social Skill Development
  7. Biblical Teachings 
  1. To help children know that God is their Creator who loves them and desires a relationship with them
  2. To teach that the Word of God is true and God speaks to us through it.
  3. To develop each child’s problem-solving and communication skills through age-appropriate activities.
  4. To provide each child with opportunities to enjoy creative expression in music, art, and play.
  5. To educate each child and then prepare them for the next level of learning.

Classroom Information:

Classroom Ratios:

Schedule Information:

Under two years of age


Two year olds


Three year olds




*Accelerated Pre-K 

5 Year olds with Birthdays that fall from May 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023


We are open Monday- Fridays throughout the school year. Our first day of school will be September 5th, 2023 and we will end our school year on June 14th, 2024. The doors will open at 8:10am for drop off time and school will start promptly at 8:30am. Dismissal will start at 4:30pm.

Classroom Schedules:

1'S, 2’s and 3’s  (Toddler Classrooms)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Arrival Time
  • 9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and Free Play
  • 9:20 – 9:40 Chapel
  • 9:40 – 10:30 Snack and Recess
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Circle Time and Learning Activities (ELA and Math) 
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Rest Time
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Snack Time
  • 3:00 – 3:40 Music/Tech/ PE/ Art Class (Rotating Schedule)
  • 3:40 – 4:00 Free Play and Prepare for Dismissal
  • 4:00 – 4:30 Dismissal
Pre-K and Accelerated Pre-K
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Arrival Time
  • 9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and Free Play
  • 9:20 – 9:40 Chapel
  • 9:40 – 10:30 Snack and Circle/Calendar Time
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Learning Centers (ELA focused)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Recess
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:10 Music/Tech/ PE/ Art Class, Counselor Lesson (Rotating Schedule)
  • 1:10 – 1:40 Various Learning Activities—Library Time, Science, Show and Tell 
  • 1:40 – 2:00 Afternoon Recess
  • 2:00-3:00 Afternoon Learning Centers (Math focused)
  • 3:00-3:40: Free Play
  • 3:40-4:00 Prepare for Dismissal
  • 4:00 – 4:30 Dismissal

Parent Handbook

Take a look at our parent handbook for more information outlining the operating details, policies, and mission for NorthRoad Academy

Enroll TODAY!

Thank you for your interest in NorthRoadAcademy. The fact that you are visiting our website suggests that you are considering NR Academy as your child’s preschool. I encourage you to look through our information and to gain an essence of who we are and why we exist. If you are ready, you can fill out the enrollment packet TODAY and submit your enrollment fee to make sure you have a spot for your preschool in the fall! We are looking forward to working with you and your child this next school year!

Steps for Paper Enrollment: 

You may choose to fill out the forms and submit them to the Church in person.
  1. Print the documents and fill them out
  2. Please make sure when you are turning in enrollment forms that you also bring cash or check for your enrollment fee. 
*Paper forms will only be accepted during church office hours. 
Please call 636-385-8108 for available times. 

Steps for Online Enrollment:

  1. Complete enrollment forms completely
  2. Submit the enrollment fee
  3. Submit the immunization record, medical form and birth certificate to lora@northroadstcharles.com 
*Please note that we can not reserve an opening for your child without all of the documents. 

Dates to Know

Open Enrollment Starts: April 9th, 2023
Apply Online!
Enrollment will End: August 18th,2023

Grand Opening: August 28th, 2023 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meet the Teacher Night: Tuesday August 31st, 2023 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
First Day of School: September 5th, 2023

Click to view the 2023-2024 calendar

Work For NR Academy


Contact Lora Stewart
Phone: 636-385-8108
Email: lora@northroadstcharles.com

Greg McGhee
Phone: 636-383-2676
Email: greg@northroadstcharles.com