The Peninsula Academy • Yorktown, VA

Where the love of learning begins

The Peninsula Academy is a preschool in Yorktown, VA completely dedicated to two, three, and four/five year olds.  We are committed to helping children develop into well-rounded students who are fully prepared for academic success. Respect and kindness are a priority; by promoting values, we help each child discover the greatness that lies within. 

Melissa Pezzella, Co-Founder

Hi! I’m Melissa!

I’m blessed to be a wife, a mom of three, an animal lover and an Early Childhood Educator. I believe preschool should be magical. At TPA, our goal is to spark a love of learning at an early age by creating enchanting moments the children will remember for a lifetime. All of this is wrapped up in kindness and respect…and of course, bunnies!

I welcome you to schedule an informational tour of TPA; we look forward to meeting you!

Our philosophy

Early childhood development based on research, taught with love.

The Peninsula Academy prides itself in being a leader in early childhood education in the Tidewater area of Virginia. As a leading preschool in Yorktown, The Peninsula Academy is reaching new heights in preschool by creating a fun and happy environment while maintaining a clear focus on the social and cognitive development of each child. The Peninsula Academy was NAEYC accredited from 2013-2018. While our NAEYC accreditation expired in 2018, we are now a part of the Virginia Quality program. We have found the coaching and support from VQB5 to be instrumental in providing a quality program for our students. 

Why Choose The Peninsula Academy?

We treat your family like our family.

Our experience has been that the environment at TPA is a natural extension of our home with a focus on fostering critical learning, self-esteem, discipline and having lots of fun…

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Brittany Marn