'I would highly recommend Hawthorne Preschool to anyone who has a young child and wants a top notch introduction to education. You will never find a more loving, patient and qualified person to entrust your child with. Bethany is a one in a million teacher.'
- Jeanne B., Christiansburg
'My daughter is currently attending Hawthorne. She loves it here and her teachers Miss Bethany and Miss Becky! The curriculum is great and the improvements my daughter has made have been wonderful! I'd highly recommend considering sending your 3-4 year olds here!'
- Rachel H., Christiansburg
'My son is currently attending Hawthorne Preschool Academy. We tried sending him to a larger preschool last year and he had a terrible experience, to the point he wouldn't even walk into a brick building because it reminded him of the preschool. The moment we came and toured Hawthorne and met the teacher, Bethany, he was hooked! He absolutely loves the school and Bethany. It's a small group of children and there are 2 teachers, Isaiah gets plenty of one on one time and he feels safe and comfortable there. He begs every day to go to preschool and he doesn't want to leave once he is there. Not to mention, Bethany has put alot of work into the curriculum and he is learning so much. I am so beyond pleased with our experience so far and I highly recommend this preschool for anyone, especially a child that may have some fears or anxieties.'
- Tracey E., Christiansburg
'The Lead Teacher is an amazing young woman and well qualified to teach and nurture young people! Any child that benefits from her education and efforts will come out a better person!'
- Debbie M., Blacksburg
- Bonnie K., Blacksburg
'Our daughter was in Ms. Bethany's class and we enjoyed working with her. She was such a patient and committed teacher. The fact that she loves what she does really comes through in the way she treats her students. A school is only as good as the people inside it and as for Ms. Bethany is as good as they come.'
'I have known the Lead Teacher for several years. Her background and experience will enable her to bring the best to preschool children. As I have seen the curriculum she will be using it's apparent that everything being offered will help bring about well rounded young individuals. I am a retired elementary school teacher and I've been very impressed with all I've seen in all areas. The Lead Teacher is experienced and skilled in many areas; education, fitness, nutrition, etc. These things will certainly enhance a child's learning experience at Hawthorne Pre-School Academy.'
- Mary H., Christiansburg
'I have known the Lead Teacher at Hawthorne Preschool Academy since the 2012-13 school year when my oldest son, attend a preschool where she worked. My youngest son, also attended that preschool during the 2014-15 school year and was fortunate enough to be placed in her class as well. I found the Lead Teacher to be reliable, organized, and most importantly very caring. She interacts well with the children and parents and has exceptionally strong "people" skills in that she is effective when working with diverse students and parents. The time my sons spent with her certainly prepared them for elementary school. Both boys transitioned well into kindergarten and are doing well academically. They enjoyed the interactive stories, art projects, and of course playtime! The Lead Teacher is kind, intelligent, and always a professional. I was most impressed by her during parent-teacher conferences when she provided detailed notes of their progress. She had clearly taken time to get to know each child and evaluate their developmental needs. She wanted to make sure they were ready for kindergarten.'
- Heidi M., Blacksburg
'I want to recommend Hawthorne Preschool Academy to the parents and families of Christiansburg and the Montgomery County area. I have lived in the community and was a pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church where Hawthorne Preschool Academy is located. Hawthorne is now open for preschool enrollments and will begin classes soon after the opening of Montgomery County schools in August, opening August 21, 2018.. I have known the director and lead teacher for 25 years. She is highly motivated and experienced with teaching and working with preschool children. She is well-organized, trained, and compassionate with youngsters and sensitive to their needs and development. I encourage parents and residents to visit Hawthorne Preschool Academy at Calvary UMC in Christiansburg and see this new preschool facility for themselves. The congregation there is supportive and excited to have a preschool. Please call or email Hawthorne Preschool Academy.'
- Pastor Mark C., Chesapeake
'I take my grandson to preschool and he absolutely loves it, so much so that on Thursday's I can't get him to leave which is amazing in itself. The area is kid friendly and they all have a great time. Miss Bethany and Miss Becky are great with the kids. If you are looking for a preschool this one is awesome and I highly recommend it.'
- Joyce H., Christainsburg
'I am enjoying reading about the Hawthorne Preschool and seeing the pictures. I first met Bethany about 2010, when we worked together at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) in Dublin. It was fun there and we worked well together. I have kept track of Bethany on Facebook since. I was even able to attend the ribbon cutting at her new school. If I were a few years younger, I would volunteer with the children. I am sure they are learning and having a good time.'
- B.D., Christiansburg, VA