"TA Preschool’s mission is to nurture our students in a culture of learning, exploration, independence and joy.  Our students are challenged in ways that further develop their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity for a 21st Century education."

- Mary Madge Crawford, Dean of Preschool and Lower School


Developing a Love of Learning

Welcome to TA Preschool where we nurture our students in a supportive environment based on each child’s individual needs.  Students are encouraged and challenged in a manner that develops a love of learning today and into the future.  Established in the 1979 as an early childhood program, we offer three programs for children including Prekindergarten classrooms of ages 3 & 4, traditional Kindergarten for 5 & 6 year olds and Montessori for 3-6 year olds.  Located in the heart of our University town, Tuscaloosa, we enroll about 60 students each year and welcome families from the city, county and around the world.


Dual Accreditation Puts Us in a Class of Our Own in Tuscaloosa


TA’s preschool is in a class of its own in Tuscaloosa. TA is recognized by two accrediting bodies - National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  These accreditations ensure we remain clear and focused on the learning environment offered to our students.


Academics + Enrichments = Unmatched Opportunities


Imagine your child at a school where they can...

  • Explore his/her curiosity at Makers Tables that feed into the school’s STEM Program

  • Attend a 3rd grade play that explores the history of the United States

  • Trek to our outdoor classroom to experience nature

  • Connect with our 12th graders to explore the Birmingham Zoo

  • Join Lower School classmates at local theater productions

  • Immerse themselves in enrichment classes including foreign language, art, library, gym, music, and computer.


This is TA Preschool! Come see how TA Preschool gives our young learners the nurturing space, individual attention, and independence to foster a love of lifelong learning!


For more information about our Preschool program, please contact

Mrs. Mary Madge Crawford.

Click here for Admissions to apply for the 2019 - 2020 school year

Tuscaloosa preschool


Nov. 10     Experience TA Day 

Jan. 9       Enrollment Begins

 Feb. 19     Preschool Observation