Sans Souci Academy


We exist to assist parents in preparing their children to love learning and other so they can excel in life. “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:26

We offer K3 – K5 Classes

K5 Class meets Monday – Thursday – 8:15 – 11:45 am

K3/K4 Class meets Tuesday – Thursday – 8:15 – 11:45 am

Our Staff

Mrs. Knight

I graduated from North Greenville University with an Early Childhood Education degree. I am certified in Early Childhood Education as well as Preschool Special Education. I have taught 4K for four years and preschool special education for four years in Greenville County Child Development Centers. My husband, Dalton Knight, is a high school assistant principal. We have three children. I believe your children learn through play and I can't wait to teach and have fun with your child this year! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be an influence in your child's life. It is so rewarding to see our students grow and learn in every aspect - It's the best part of my job!

Mrs. Craig

My name is Kim Craig and I am excited to be partnering with Kelsey in this ministry startup. I have been working with Children of all ages for almost 20 years. I have an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy and have specialized in Pediatrics, I am the wife of a fireman and a mother of 3 kids. After having my third child 9 years ago, I wanted to be on the same schedule as my kids were for school so I started working with the Greenville County School District as a teacher's assistant and have loved working alongside a teacher to help kids grow and learn. Kelsey and I worked together for three years are Northwest Crescent CDC and are so excited to be back together. I can't wait to meet you kids and learn how to support them as they begin school in a fund and engaging classroom.

Mrs. Harrelson

My name is Kara Harrelson. I graduated from Furman University with an elementary and early childhood degree and then received my Masters in Reading. I am certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Supervision and Leadership. I have worked for 30 years in Greenville County Schools teaching 4K, 5K, 1st grade and as an Assistant Principal at Northwest Crescent Child Development Center. My husband, Jeff Harrelson, is a math teach and basketball coach. We have 4 children. I believe children learn through play and need to be given time to explore materials, problem solve and work together. It is a great privilege and responsibility to work with children. I am Looking forward to watching each child grow and learn.


At Sans Souci Academy, we believe young children learn through play! The classroom will have centers (such as House, Block, and Art Center, etc.) which provides learning opportunities for social experiences, imaginative play and fosters creativity. The students will have daily opportunity for gross motor play on the playground or gym activities. Small Groups will be a time when Math and Literacy is the focus, but activities will be presented in an age appropriate and fun, exciting way.
An example of the units we will study:
  1. My School and Me
  2. Fall Harvest
  3. Family
  4. Community Helpers
  5. Transportation
  6. Changing and Growing
Units schedule and topics may vary in the case that students may show a deeper interest in a more specific topic during the school year. There will be a few field trips and/or activities planned to coordinate with the units. We are a Faith based Academy and our small and large groups will also integrate Christian values into the activities.
One of the most important things we will be focusing on this school year is the social/emotional goals such as sharing, taking turns, and cooperatively playing. Once children have mastered most social/emotional, age-appropriate goals, then they are able to really focus on academic success whether that’s now or later.
We can’t wait to partner with you to help your child grow!
Class Calendar

Classes will start August 13, 2024. View Full Calendar.

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, please check TV channels 4, 7, or 21, to see if Sans Souci Academy is going to be open, delayed, or closed. We will be listed as Sans Souci Church / Sans Souci Academy.

Pick-up Late Fee

It is important that you pick your child up on time. There will be no one present after the class to care for your child. There will be a late fee of $1 a minute for the first 10 minutes and then $2 a minute for each additional minute.

Age Requirements

Our cutoff date is September 1. Your child has to be 3, 4 or 5 to attend a class at Sans Souci Academy.

Registration Fee

Registration is now open. The registration fee is $100 (Nonrefundable). Registration will require a login to Sans Souci Church. If you do not have a login you can click the Register button on the Login page and create a login. To start the registration process click here.

Tuition Fees

The yearly cost for our K3/K4 class is $2,750 per child and this amount is divided into 10 monthly payments of $275. The yearly cost for our K5 class is $3,200 per child and this amount is divided into 10 monthly payments of $320. These payments will start on August 6, 2024 and will be due on the 6th of each month with the last payment due on May 6, 2025.


You will be instructed on how to set up a monthly auto payment from your bank account to Sans Souci Academy that will start on August 6, 2024 and end on May 6, 2025.

Contact Sans Souci Academy
Call 864.233.4558
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