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: $2,970.00 for the school year or $330.00 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: $2,475.00 for the school year or $275.00 per month

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

Supply Fee $40.00

Tuition: $3,600.00 for the school year or  $400.00 per month

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

Supply Fee $50.00

Tuition: $5,400.00 for the school year or $600.00 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


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 20 (F)                                                     Last Day of Summer Camp

               August 22-26                                                    Building closed for deep cleaning

               August 30 – Sept. 4                                         Teacher Set-Up and Home Visits

               September 2 (TH)                                             Open House/Parent Orientation

                                                                                           Last names A-L (6:30 – 7:15)

                                                                                           Last name M-Z (7:00 – 7:45)

               September 6 (M)                                              NO SCHOOLLabor Day Holiday – 

               September 7 & 8 (T/W)                                  First days of class   (depends on your child’s schedule)

               October 22 (F)                                                  Fall Picture Day

               November 2 (T)                                                NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences (Election Day)

               November 14 (Su)                                            Chili Cook-Off and Pie Auction

               November                                                         ALPS Thanksgiving Feast (6:00 pm)

               November 24-26 (W-F)                                  NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

               December 20-31                                             NO SCHOOLWinter Break – Christmas Holiday

               January 3 (M)                                                   School resumes

               January 17 (M)                                                NO SCHOOL – MLK, Jr. Day

               January 23-29                                                 National Lutheran Schools Spirit Week

               February 21 (M)                                              NO SCHOOL – President’s Day – Parent/Teacher Conferences

               March 25 (F)                                                    Multicultural Night and Talent Show

               April 2-8                                                           Week of the Young Child Art Celebration  (More info to come…)

               April 14-19 (TH-T)                                          NO SCHOOLSpring Break – Happy Easter!!

               May 26 (TH)                                                    Last Day of Regular Classes


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

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