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Registration Information: 2024-2025 School Year



2024-2025 Registration

  • Please review the Student Handbook to familiarize yourself with the classes that will be offered at SUMS for the 2024-2025 school year. 

  • Thank you for being so interested in Suntree United Methodist School. Registration at SUMS is a two-step process. We will send information home for preregistration to our in-house families during the first week of February. Please print out the preregistration form below, fill it out, and return it to school before Friday, February 9th.

  • We conduct a drive-thru preregistration for Previous Siblings/Church Members and the Community. You will find a preregistration form below. Please print and fill it out, and bring it to the school on the appropriate day. We ask you to come through Wickham Road and travel around the building until you reach the school's main entrance.  We will greet you, take your form, and give you the final registration information.

  • Previous Siblings and Church Members will drive-thru on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, between 10:30 am and 11:30 am.

  • Community Members will drive-thru on Thursday, February 15, 2024, between 10:30 am and 11:30 am.



  • ​​If you would like to schedule a tour of our school, please call our office @ 321-254-3866 at your convenience to set up a time for you to come in.

  • Please review the videos, Classroom Tour and A Day at SUMS, to assist you in understanding what makes SUMS such a special place.

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Arrival and Dismissal
Our Classes


Below you will see the classes offered here at SUMS. For more information about classes, days, times, and tuition rates for the 2024-2025 school year, please see our student handbook.

Please contact the school office at 321.254.3866 to learn more about our programs and wonderful school.

  • Tiny Two

  • Wee Three

  • Three Year Old

  • VPK

  • Kindergarten





What Does an Ideal Kindergarten Look Like?


Ask any number of educators and parents, and you will get many different descriptions of the ideal kindergarten. However, educators have certain basic agreements about what makes a good program. It should:

  • Expand your child’s ability to learn about (and from) the world, to organize information, and to solve problems. This increases his/her feelings of self-worth and confidence, ability to work with others, and interest in challenging tasks.

  • Provide a combination of formal (teacher-initiated) and informal (child-initiated) activities. Investigations and projects allow your child to work independently and in small groups.

  • Keep large group activities that require sitting and listening to a minimum. Instead, most activities feature play-based, hands-on learning in small groups. As the year progresses, large group activities become a bit longer in preparation for 1st grade.

  • Foster a love of books, reading, and writing. Books, words, and kids’ writing are all over the classroom.

When looking at programs, keep these elements and the specific needs of your child and family in mind. Not every program is perfect for every child. Some children thrive in a program with more direction, and some with less. Talk to your child’s preschool teacher, visit a few schools, and talk to the principal or a kindergarten teacher before deciding.

In response to multiple requests to extend the SUMS experience beyond VPK, we continue offering Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year. In addition to possessing what educators categorize as ideal, SUMS incorporates much more. I look forward to sharing with you what separates SUMS from other early childhood experiences. Please email Denise Schilling ( or call 321-254-3866 to get more information and/or register.

Vegetable Picking
Gardening Rake

                 How Does Your Garden Grow?

Gardening within a school setting and beyond engages children by providing an interactive environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture, and learn.  School  gardens are living laboratories where interdisciplinary lessons are drawn from real life experiences, encouraging children to become active participants in the learning process.


Studies have shown that school gardens encourage preference and consumption of fruits and vegetables, increase parental support and involvement, and improve childrens’ enthusiasm about preschool, teamwork skills, and self-understanding.


The gardens here at SUMS are a dream that has become a reality because of the kind donations made by our school families, church and community members, and local businesses. Our gardens allows us to further integrate authentic opportunities into our daily learning.


Thank you for continuing to walk with us on this journey.



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