Discover the Deerwood Difference

Our Distinctives

At Deerwood Academy, everything we do is dedicated to helping your child reach his or her full potential. We provide superior preschool education for children from six weeks through VPK at our two convenient locations, as well as before and after-school programs for children from kindergarten through 5th grade at our St. Johns location.

As the children in our care learn and play, they develop the foundational social, physical, and emotional skills needed for lifelong success. Our commitment to holistic child development can be seen in every aspect of our community-focused St. Johns and Town Center locations, including:


  • Individual attention from highly qualified teachers;
  • Character values incorporated into curriculum;
  • Nationally accredited A Beka phonics program;
  • Full kitchen serving snacks and lunches;
  • Large, age-appropriate playground areas;
  • Anti-microbial filtration system in all classrooms;
  • Leading-edge security system

From the moment you first step into our education centers, you will see what makes Deerwood Academy unique. Our teachers are caring and attentive. Our spacious classrooms are unusually calm centers of learning. And our lunches and snacks are as nutritious as they are delicious.

Some have described our atmosphere as “spa-like.” We call it a loving environment designed to help your child develop the healthy habits of mind and heart that will serve them throughout their primary education years and beyond.


That’s the Deerwood difference. We invite you to discover it for yourself. Contact us or schedule a tour online today.

Our Teachers and Curriculum

Every Deerwood Academy teacher is a dedicated education professional. Our teachers encourage the natural curiosity of each child, helping them to learn about the world around them and preparing them for school. Our curriculum that not only teaches foundational education concepts, but also helps children learn positive values that will serve them well throughout life. In addition, Deerwood Academy’s nationally accredited A Beka phonics curriculum prepares children for success in elementary school and beyond.

We also never forget the importance of play for a child’s learning and well-being. Our teachers encourage the children to engage in self-directed and group play, both indoors and outdoors on our well-equipped playgrounds. When your child is happy and excited to go to school each morning, it makes everyone’s day better!

Our Healthy Lunch and Snacks

We believe that what we feed our students’ growing bodies is as important as we what teach their developing minds. That is why Deerwood Academy features an on-site kitchen staffed by a professional chef to provide healthy food every school day. We pride ourselves on offering wholesome food that kids love to eat. This includes organic milk, fruits, and vegetables, and a rotating menu of child-friendly fare.

Many children also have special dietary needs, and our staff is well-equipped to meet them. All of our menus include a vegetarian option, and age-appropriate and dietary substitutions will be made accordingly to meet the nutritional requirements of each student.

Our State-of the-Art Security

 The safety of our children and the peace-of-mind of our parents are paramount. Our leading-edge security includes a computerized front door access system with individual codes for each parent.

You can rely on Deerwood Academy to provide high-quality education in a highly safe and secure environment.

It’s a great facility and the kids are well cared for.
They will set your child up for success.
Edward K.