Smyrna Area PMO & Preschools


It hardly seems possible, but if you have children from baby to preschool age, it’s time to decide if you’ll be enrolling them in a formal program this fall. PMOs and preschools. Church-based or secular. Traditional or alternative learning. The choices can be pretty overwhelming considering we’re still talking about children of an age where watching ants marching is their higher education. To help you out, we’ve started a list of the PMO and preschools in our area, divided by church-based and secular schools, and then by location. This will be a growing and evolving list which will soon live in our “Resources” section for easy, year-round reference. If we’ve missed your favorite school, please email

Church Based Preschools & PMOs


Bethany United Methodist Church PMO
760 Hurt Rd., Smyrna
770-436-2675 x22
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Program Director: Mary Jane Higman
PMO only

Cumberland United Methodist Church PMO & 3 Year Preschool
2375 Paces Ferry Rd., Smyrna
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Program Director: Sarah Lyons
PMO only

First Baptist Smyrna Preschool
1275 Church Street, Smyrna
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Program Director: Cindi White

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School
2160 Cooper Lake Rd., Smyrna
678-279-4300 x4312
Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
Director of Admissions: Anne Shamanski

St. Thomas the Apostle Preschool
4300 King Springs Rd., Smyrna
770-432-5296 x125
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Program Director: Monica Signoret

Smyrna First United Methodist Preschool & PMO
1315 Concord Road SE, Smyrna
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Program Director: Patricia Bishop

Vinings First Baptist Golden Start Preschool
4182 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna
Religious Affiliation: Baptist


(West) Marietta

First Baptist Church Marietta Preschool
148 Church Street, Marietta
Religious Affiliation: Baptist

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta Preschool & PMO
189 Church St., Marietta
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
Program Director: Anna Gray Hart
Offers “drop in” style PMO

Marietta First United Methodist Church Preschool & PMO
56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Program Director: Nancy Tatnall
Offers “drop in” style PMO



Covered Bridge Church “Sprouts” Preschool & PMO
225 Fontaine Road, Mableton
(770) 739-9960
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Preschool Director: Rhonda Marbut

First Baptist Church of Mableton Preschool & PMO
5385 Church Street, Mableton
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Program Director: Becky Ridgway


Secular Preschools


Buckhead Preparatory School
300 Village Green Circle, Smyrna
Founder: Tammy Wingate

Covered Bridge Montessori School
3941 Covered Bridge Place, Smyrna

Primrose School of Smyrna West
661 Church Road, Smyrna
Director: Kristina Cade

Smyrna Montessori School
3757 King Springs Road, Smyrna

Vinings Academy – 2 Locations
4425 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna – Half day preschool
10176 Concord Rd., Smyrna – Full day program with extended day options

Vinings Creative Learning Center
767 Concord Road, Smyrna

(West) Marietta

Riverstone Montessori Academy
455 Casteel Road, Marietta

The Walker School
700 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta

West Cobb Prep Academy
270 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta



Kids R Kids of Mableton
20 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Mableton

The SAE School
6688 Mableton Parkway, Mableton
Head of School: Jimmy Arispe


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A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.