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.

We have seen a lot of change in our son. He is more social, less scared, more adventurous, and overall so much happier. We are so happy we chose TPA for our son and am so thankful to the entire staff!…

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Brittany Marn