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About Our Preschool Program

Welcome to the GJPS Preschool

GJPS offers an outstanding preschool program that serves children with disabilities and also provides an educational opportunity for typical developing children to serve as social and academic peer models. Peers must be 3.5 years old by August 1 the year of attendance.

Preschool classes are located at Clark Hall and Goshen Lane Elementary.  Enrollment is open to children of district residents and staff members of GJPS through an application process. Tuition is reasonably priced at $140/month; the school year is nine months long.

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Contact Us

GJPS Preschool
Clark Hall
380 Granville Street
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: (614) 269-4780

Goshen Lane Elementary
370 Goshen Lane
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

School Hours
8:45-11:30 a.m.

12:30-3:15 p.m.

Student Absence
(614) 269-4780

School Nurse
Alexandra Marinelli RN, BSN, CPN, CLC

Preschool Calendar
School is five days a week.
The school year is nine months long.

Missy Grimmett

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Coordinator Missy Grimmett

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the Gahanna-Jefferson Preschool program. My name is Missy Grimmett and I am proud to serve as the coordinator of our preschool programs at Clark Hall and Goshen Lane Elementary. I am delighted that our preschool program can be the first school experience for our youngest learners in Gahanna.

Our preschool staff are committed to creating inclusive and nurturing environments that support each student's individual and developmental needs. We strive to develop the foundational skills for social, academic, and school readiness while helping students develop a deeper sense of belonging. 

Our program takes pride in the relationships and connections we develop with our students and families. Our preschool staff are masterful at engaging preschoolers through play based learning using individual student interests. We focus on the strengths of our preschoolers and celebrate milestones and accomplishments. We work collaboratively to develop interventions to support the unique needs of each child so they can develop confidence and become more independent learners.

We are excited to share all that our program has to offer your child and family and believe you will soon feel as we do, that Gahanna-Jefferson Preschool is a special place for all children. Our teachers and support staff are ready to welcome you into our school family!

Missy Grimmett, Coordinator
GJPS Preschool Program

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