Application Information

Hickory Public School's Preschools are comprised of 3 and 4 year old children. Children must be 3 or 4 by August 31st of the upcoming school year and not eligible for kindergarten. Preschool classrooms are located in Hickory High, Viewmont, Oakwood, and Southwest. Hours vary by site, but run at least a 6 1/2  hour day. 

We accept fee payers, NCPK, and children with special needs.
Click here to complete a fee pay application online. Click here to download an application to print and return.
Applications are due by May 15, 2024.
Annual fees for the 2024-2025 school year are $4960. Families can pay the total amount $4960 for the 10 month school year at one time or can pay ten equal payments throughout the year at $496 per month.
The form will be sent automatically to the HPS Preschool Department. You will receive a response concerning enrollment availability no later than June 15, 2024.

North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NCPK) slots are for children who will be 4 by August 31st of the upcoming school year and meet income eligibility requirements. For applications and  more information please visit their website.

For further information call or email Dr. Timothy Sims at (828) 322-2855 or  [email protected].
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