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  • Welcome to Wellspring

    Private Preparatory Academy Grades PreK-1st
    • School Hours

      MON-FRI: 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
      Aftercare: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      We follow the Wilson County Schools
      schedule for holidays and closing.

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      Your support will help create the best learning environment for our students.

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  • Wellspring Prep Academy combines learning with love, trust, family, and commitment.

    • Full Time Preschool

      Wellspring Prep Academy, located in Mount Juliet, Tennessee has already developed an outstanding reputation for early childhood education! Available to Mt. Juliet, Wilson county, and all surrounding communities.

    • Primary School

      Our friendly home-like environment is where children begin the groundwork for a lifetime of learning .

    • Our Mission

      Wellspring Prep Academy will inspire young children to become life long learners. By implementing progressive teaching methods to deliver traditional education fundamentals.

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      Student–Teacher Ratio

      Individual attention from our teachers
      will make your child’s learning experience more fulfilling.

    • Teaching Hours

      On an average teachers spend
      782 hours per year in primary education.

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      Satisfied Parents

      We welcome feedback from our Parents
      to create a positive school atmosphere.

  • Our Classes

    Our program has four dedicated classes
  • At Wellspring we understand how important the early years are to both you and your child.

  • Along with innovative teaching strategies and higher order thinking skills (HOT), teachers use methods that are meaningful and purposeful to help students investigate the world around them.

  • Wellspring educational leaders recognize how important deductive reasoning skills are at this valuable stage of child development.

    Teachers motivate students to learn through fun, creativity, exploration, and dialogue. Your child will become fascinated with learning.

    • 5-day PreK-Elementary programs
    • Higher order thinking
    • Innovative teaching strategies
    • Progressive academic curriculum
    • Educational field trips and school activities
    • Individual attention in a small-class setting
    • Bi-lingual classes
    • Investigate and explore the world around them
    • Constructive play
    • Learning program with after-school care
    • Learning & Fun

      A great place, where learning is fun.

    • Friendly Place

      Become family, in this friendly home school atmosphere.

    • Children Safety

      Your child’s health and safety is our top priority.

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  • Meet Our Teachers

    With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Our teachers are the heart of our school, dedicated to helping our students become inspired learners for life.

  • Our loving teachers are nurturers as well as educators, someone who encourages learning through fun, creativity, and exploration. Partnering with our parents in celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals.

    • Melissa Ott
      Lead Teacher

      Melissa Ott

      Lead Teacher

      4+ Teaching and Childcare Experience

      Associates in Elementary Education

      Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee

      Associates in Business Management

      Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee

      Lead Preschool Teacher at Wellspring Prep Academy since 2014


    • Nzinga Teamer
      School Director

      Nzinga Teamer

      School Director

      20+ years Teaching, Consulting, and Administrative Experience

      Bachelor of Science in Education, Human Growth and Development (1-8)

      University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

      Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

      Endorsement in Administration & Supervision (Prek-12)

      Freed-Hardeman University, Hardeman, Tennessee

      Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning

      Endorsement in Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages (Prek-12)

      David Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee

      Owner of Wellspring Prep Academy since 2014


    • The teachers are awesome and encourage learning in such creative ways. My 4’year old is now way ahead of the game in terms of kindergarden preparedness!

      Kelli Armstrong
    • The staff is so super friendly and the kids are always having fun while learning critical skills.

      Kirsten Pickering
    • The Pre-Kindergarten program at Wellspring Prep Academy has provided a great educational experience for my son. The curriculum is very thorough and prepares students for success that is above and beyond average Pre-K programs.

      Allison Barnes
    • Our son has learned by leaps and bounds this year at Wellspring Prep Academy. He has more of an interest in reading books himself and pointing out the words he recognizes out in public.

      Cassandra Driver
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  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      Wellspring Prep Academy
      1008 Meb Court
      Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 615.288.2877
      School Director

    • School Hours

      Monday – Friday
      7:30 am – 2:30 pm

      Early drop-off: 7:15 am

      After Care Program: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm