Heights Academy Preschool exists to nurture preschool aged children (2 ½ to 5 years old) in a faith-based, fun-filled, supportive, and confidence-building environment, and, at the same time, provide parents and families with the care, convenience and excellence that changes lives.
Join with us and enroll with us, as we nurture confident, bold, happy hearts here at Heights Academy Preschool!
We believe in the value of instilling faith-based values into the lives of our children.
“We want every child to experience an atmosphere of support, encouragement with academic excellence, and a personal interest in their character and whole-person.”
Our new and unique preschool represents excellence in education and inspiring kids to live their lives with confidence for Christ.
Heights Academy Preschool will be launching this fall and is a ministry of Citizen Heights
Church. Our pastors have raised four sons and have seen first-hand the need for strong faith
foundations in an environment of academic excellence.
Our vision is to offer a world-class educational institution that nurtures children in a faith-based, fun-filled, supportive, confidence-building environment, AND, at the same time, provides parents and families with the care, convenience and excellence that changes lives.
Initially, we’ll have capacity for 120 students, with offices, and classrooms, and a playground situated on 6.5 acres that is able to support summer camps, and a beautiful new state of the art worship space for weekly chapels.
Plan with us, pray with us, join with us and enroll with us, as we nurture confident, bold, happy hearts here at Heights Academy Preschool!Hear our Vision
“There’s something powerful about instilling secure faith foundations and a love for learning into a child’s life at a young age.”
Heights Academy Preschool will be using Experience God Early Learning curriculum, and providing
activities and experiences designed to promote the physical, social, emotional, academic, and
spiritual well-being and development of young children. Children attending HAP will experience
an environment that is rich in literacy development, sensory experiences, play, and hands-on
STEAM, music, movement, and other various multi-disciplinary activities will also be part of a fun-filled, engaging day for students.
Spiritual development is a centerpiece of the HAP experience. Children will learn Bible stories, songs, pray, memorize verses, and begin the journey of discovering the love of Jesus. Children will also enjoy a weekly chapel time utilizing the Think Orange curriculum
Heights Academy Preschool provides an inspired approach to faith-based education and a hope-filled foundation for life-long learning.
Michael & Heather Giroux
Lead Pastors of Citizen Heights Church
Michael and Heather have each been deeply impacted by faith-based educational institutions with a
passion for excellence. Both attended Christian day schools, High Schools, College, and Michael
received his law degree from a well-known Christian university that championed a Biblical worldview.
As products of Christian education, and with four sons of their own, they have a passion to help
foster excellence and convenience for the modern, busy family AND happy, healthy, confident children
with strong faith foundations.
Together, they started Citizen Heights with a vision to build a church where hope is inspired, limitations are removed, and every person is welcomed to experience God’s possible for their lives. They have a unique calling to champion unity, in an often-divided city. They’ve watched in wonder, as God has gathered the diversity of their international city, into His family, and the Citizen Heights community. Over time, the church has grown to include a DC Campus in northwest corner of the city, a thriving Online Campus with an international following, and most recently, a Virginia Campus in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia.
Michael & Heather have been married for 26 years and have four amazing sons ranging in age from 20-12. They love family time and enjoying all the sights, sounds and tastes Washington, D.C. offers. In their free time you’ll find them riding dirt bikes, or camping and hiking. They’re also seriously big fans of all the Washington sports teams and hope you’ll join them cheering for the home teams!
Danielle Van Vlack
Heights Academy Preschool Director
Danielle has over 15 years of experience working with children and families ranging from preschool to young adults. She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in Arts and Education Integration, along with a Virginia Professional Educator License. She has worked in various education settings with experience and roles ranging from classroom teaching, leadership, administration, and program management. She has a passion to see children and young people grow and succeed in their confidence, character, gifts and abilities. She loves spending time with her family, serving at church, and enjoying nature and the great outdoors. She is excited to meet your family, and be part of your school journey!
Join us at one of our upcoming Meet and Greets
- Sunday, 5/16 1:00-2:00pm
Meet & Greet Weekend
- Saturday, 5/22 11am-3:00pm
- Sunday, 5/23 1:00-4:00pm
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