1621 Francisco Road     Columbus, OH  43220     614.451.5212

Carmen Fryman / Director:

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


HALF-DAY: 9:00 AM-11:45 AM

LUNCH BUNCH: 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM

FULL-DAY: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM and/or 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM


2 Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Supply Fee: $25.00

Tuition: $1,260 for the school year or $140 per month

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3 Day:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Supply Fee: $30.00

Tuition: $1,845.00 for the school year or $205.00 per month

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5 Day:   Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Supply Fee: $50.00

Tuition: $2,880.00 for the school year or $320.00 per month


Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Supply Fee:  $50.00

Tuition: $3,780 for the school year or $420.00 per month


2 Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Supply Fee: $30.00

Tuition: $2,340.00 for the school year or $260.00 per month

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3 Day: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Supply Fee $40.00

Tuition: $3,420.00 for the school year or  $380.00 per month

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5 Day: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Supply Fee $50.00

Tuition: $4,950.00 for the school year or $550.00 per month


Extended Care is available from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM as needed and / or 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM as needed

There is no extra supply fee. 

All hours must be pre-arranged.

$6.00 per hour

August 26-30     Teacher Set-Up

August 29           Open House / Parent Orientation (6:30 - 7:45 PM)

August 26 - 2     Home Visits (teacher will call or sign you up at Open House)

September 2       Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

September 3       First day of classes

September 8       Hot Dog Cookout (11:30 AM) ~ Outdoor Worship (10:30 AM)

October 9           Family Literacy and Curriculum Night (6:00 PM)

October 18        Picture Day

October 21        Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

October 26        Halloween Party w/ Costume Parade and Trunk or Treat

November          Fireman Visit

November 5      NO SCHOOL - Parent / Teacher Conferences

November 26    ALPS Thanksgiving Feast (6:00 PM)November 27-29     Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

December         OSU Eye Exams

December 20    Christmas Open House 11:30 AM

                          (Early dismissal at 12:30 PM - NO LUNCH - NO PM CARE)

December 23-January 3     

                          Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL

January 6 Classes Resume - Welcome Back!

January 20        Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

January 26-February 1  

                         National Lutheran Schools Spirit Week

February 2       Chili Cook Off and Pie Auction

February 28     Multi-Cultural Dinner and Talent Show

March  TBD     Upper Arlington Library Field Trip

March 10         NO SCHOOL - Primary Election Day (Conferences)

April 3              NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day for teachers

April 8              Classroom Egg Hunt and Easter Celebrations

April 9              Easter (Spring) Break

April 13-17      Week of the Young Chlid

April 17           Art Hop to Celebrate (6:00 PM)

May TBD         End of year class field trips

May 21            Last day of class'

May 22            Graduations and Fun Day (10:00 noon - NO CLASSES)

June 3              ALPS PALS Summer Camp Begins

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