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Our Mission

Fort Hunt Preschool is a community of families who believe that children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment, supported by a cooperative partnership of parents and teachers. Through personal experience, discovery, and play, we cultivate children's natural curiosity and foster respect for self, others, and the natural world. 


We have classes for two, three and four year old children in a natural, historic setting on Mason Hill, just 3 miles South of Old Town Alexandria.


In 1962, parents worked with Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC) to establish a cooperative preschool and the first school year began with an enrollment of 28 students. In 1983, the preschool moved into the historic Carriage House on the beautiful grounds of MVUC where it still operates today. In 2002, in agreement with MVUC, the preschool began the process of becoming a fully and independently licensed preschool, no longer under the domain of the church. The name was changed to Fort Hunt Preschool and, in October 2003, the school was granted its full license by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

​Licensed and Accredited

Fort Hunt Preschool is licensed by the State of Virginia Board of Education and is a member of:


Parent Cooperative Preschools International (PCPI)

Virginia Cooperative Preschool Council (VCPC)

Potomac Association of Cooperative Teachers (PACT)

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