About NPK

Every day we work with the children to instill a love for God, for themselves, for others—and a love and curiosity for learning. We believe that compassionate acceptance of themselves and others can make the most impact.

Our Mission Statement

Love All: Live & Learn In Christ

We Value


Emergency plan and trained staff



We value clear and open communication



Doing what’s right even when no one is watching


Giving others the benefit of the doubt



A real connection with leaders and peers



Instilling a love for learning

Faith Development

Jesus is our Savior and friend



For our selves, our family and our community



Respecting our bodies and others

We love, learn and live in Christ.

Our Staff


Shannon Cheek


I moved to Hendersonville in 2008 with my husband, Michael, who works with the NC Forest Service. We have two amazing kids, Taylor and Jackson and have two rescue dogs, Duke and Barley. My journey at Nativity began in the classroom and now I am excited to take on the role of Director. I have over 20 years in the classroom and 10 of those years were spent teaching Pre-Kindergarten, beginning a Transitional Kindergarten program and working with Toddler’s and Two’s.  I love Nativity and look forward to supporting our staff but more importantly the children and families at NPK!

Kendra Prast

Assistant Director

Heather Shrader

Little Angels

Rhonda Barron

Little Angels

Lexi Heatherly

Shining Stars

Karla Bongiovanni

Shining Stars

Kelsey Youngblood and Claire Shrader

Awesome Owls

Meghan Meadows

Friendly Fish

Ashley Treadway

Friendly Fish

Elizabeth Russler

Little Explorers

Susie Heath

Little Explorers

Grace Bradley

Happy Hikers

Shannon Kennedy

Happy Hikers

Dana Marsh

Sunshine Kids

Susan Hitcho

Sunshine Kids

Angela Leatham

Curious Kinders



Preschool classes are in session 9:00am – 12:30pm. Kindergarten classes are in session 8:45am – 12:45pm. We offer an optional early drop-off available at 8:30am for a small fee.


We are proud to serve both Buncombe & Henderson County families.


Children attending NPK must be of age by August 31st of the school year. Kindergartners must be five by September 25th.


Lunch is provided by the parents and served as a part of the preschool and kindergarten day. Please note: We are a NUT FREE school.

Tuition & Fees

$250 per month—2 days per week (Toddlers 15-24months & 2 year olds)

$330 per month—4 days per week (Toddlers, 2 year olds, 3 year olds, 4 year olds)

$340 per month—5 days per week (4 year olds)

$360 per month—Kindergarten 5 days per week


Preschool Registration Fee—$125.00 per child
Non-refundable. Payable with the completed application form for each child.


Kindergarten Registration Fee—$150.00 per child
Non-refundable. Payable with the completed application form for each child.


Extra-curricular activities included: Art, Yoga, and Soccer are offered after school hours. Your payment will be made to the vendor.

Limited financial aid is available on a strictly confidential basis.
For more information, you may call the Director at 828.687.8381 or send an email to npkdirector@nativitypreschool.org with any questions or to set up a tour.