Carmen Fryman Director  |  |  614.451.5212

Atonement Lutheran Preschool is, above all, a Christian preschool. We talk about God and Jesus, we pray, and the children attend chapel once a week. Saying that, we have served families from over 35 countries speaking more than 30 different languages. We are mindful and careful to respect the beliefs of others and offer alternative activities for children whose parents do not wish them to attend chapel time.

We are a "Play Based" preschool. That means forms and worksheets are not part of our daily activities. Decades of research in developmental psychology shows play is the most effective way for young children to learn, develop social skills, and regulate their emotions. The teacher's most important function is to facilitate play. There the teachers are actively engaged and can organically insert academic learning directly into the child's play. 

  • Licensed for children 3 years old and up who are potty trained
  • Licensed by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services since 1989
  • Regulated and inspected annually by ODJFS, City of Columbus Public Health Department, and the City of Columbus Division of Fire
  • All staff has BCII and FBI background checks, medical exams, immunizations, and education records on file
  • Class size is kept small
  • Part-time and full-time preschool available with options for before and after care if needed

ALPS PALS 2024 Summer Camp and 2024-2025 ALPS Registrations are now open. 

Click downarrowREGISTRATION to download the application. 


In an effort to plan, we are setting dates for the school year and hoping to be able to move forward with social events. 

As with all events, it is parent choice to attend and participate with their child(ren). 

Should we be advised that for the health and safety of all involved that the event is not safe, 

we will cancel and/or reschedule.

               August 18 (F)                                                  Last Day of Summer Camp

               August 21-25                                                  Building closed for deep cleaning

               August 28- Sept. 3                                      Teacher Set-Up and Home Visits

               August 30 (W)                                               Open House/Parent Orientation

               September 4 (M)                                          NO SCHOOLLabor Day Holiday

               September 5 & 6 (T/W)                             First days of class   (depends on your child’s schedule)

               October 20 (F)                                               Fall Picture Day

               October 25 (M)                                             Literacy Night & Classroom Visits

               November 7 (T)                                            NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences (Election Day)

               November 12 (SUN)                                   Chili Cook-Off and Pie Auction

               November 21 (T)                                          ALPS Thanksgiving Feast (6:00 pm)

               November 22-24 (W-F)                            NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

               December 20 (W)                                       Christmas Party 11:30am-12:15 Early Dismissal at 12:15pm. NO LUNCH; NO PM AFTERCARE                   December 21- Jan. 2                                   Winter Break– Christmas Holiday- NO SCHOOL

               January 3 (W)                                                School resumes

               January 15 (M)                                               NO SCHOOL – MLK, Jr. Day

               January 21-27                                                 National Lutheran Schools Spirit Week

               February 19 (M)                                           NO SCHOOL – President’s Day – Parent/Teacher Conferences

               March 1 (F)                                                      Multicultural Night and Talent Show

              March 28-April 2 (TH-T)                          Spring Break- NO SCHOOL  – Happy Easter!!

               April 26 (F)                                                          Art Hop

               May 23 (TH)                                                  Last Day of Regular Classes

               May 24 (F)                                                      Graduation and Games (10:30 am- noon) NO CLASSES

                                                                                                                Families arrive with children at 10:00 am

              June 5 (W)                                                        ALPS PALS Summer Camp 2023 Begins


**Potential field trips:  Firemen Visit (Sept.); Pumpkin Patch (Oct.); OSU Dairy Barn (winter),UA Lane Rd. Library (Mar.)

Snow plus children equals fun for all!

Pictures were taken during National Lutheran School Spirit Week.