The 2022-2023 school year is on hold. Please check back for future enrollment, camps and tutoring. You may also visit the school FB page for regular updates! Thanks!

Welcome To Lakeside Preparatory!                 

My name is Julie Belk and I am a National Board Certified teacher with over 26 years experience.  My passion is to teach children and challenge them to reach their learning potential and beyond.  Lakeside Preparatory is a Preschool/PreK/ TK/Kindergarten readiness program designed to have your child well rounded and fully prepared for the first day of school.  My program is a combination of play based and structured learning.  I offer each child a differentiated learning path that builds confidence and empowers learning.  You'll find that Lakeside Prep is not just another PreK program. 







Age is just a number!  We understand that children learn at different capacties, therefore we teach each child based on ability and not age.


This program provides a fun-filled, hands on learning experience to help prepare your child for school.  The focus is on academic achievement, fine and gross motor skills as well as social awareness. Children will benefit from whole group activities and small group interactions.  Attention will be given to individual strengths and weaknesses which will allow for differentiated instruction.  Periodic assessments will be given to track monthly and yearly progress.  This program is designed to provide individual tutoring in a collaborative learning environment.  Children benefit from learning through play and social interactions such as music & movement, games, stories and role play.  These activities are used to incorporate imaginative play as well as allow physical fitness.  All activities are developmentally appropriate and set in a nurturing, but structured environment.




     Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Spanish

     Snack, Lunch & Recess (detailed schedule available)



Monday-Thursday 9:00-1:00 (Drop off starts 8:50/ Pick up starts 12:50) Hours for the 2022-2023 school year will change in order to offer an afternoon program in the future. The new hours will be 9:00-12:30.

Cost: Tuition is $410 per month (This has been the same for several years and will increase starting 2022-2023 school year.  The new rate will be $440 per month. 

Location: 117 Gilead Road  Huntersville, NC  28078

Near Discovery Place Kids 


Geared toward:

    ** 4-6 year olds (may vary) Must turn four by October 31st of that school year.

         (some exceptions apply)

    **Children who need a fun, hands on preschool experience.

    **Children who miss the entry cut off for Kindergarten

    **Children who need an extra year to prepare for Grade School/Kindergarten

    **Lessons/Activities are adapted so children may attend

                  consecutive years and benefit from differentiated learning. 


*Please send a lunch box and water bottle daily.


Space is limited, so inquire today. You may email, call or text for details.  

Julie Belk   704-577-0399


Please refer to more information about my teaching experience in the "About Me" section as well as the "Testimonials" section.



"This program takes learning to the next level!"

-Kim W.

Contact Me

Lakeside Preparatory

117 Gilead Road

Huntersville, NC 28078





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