Tennie Russell Primary Enrollment
Tennie Russell Primary School is an Arkansas Better Chance for School Success
(ABCSS) Pre-K school. ABCSS is a state grant program that targets 3 & 4-year-old children who
live in families with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
1110 Bella Vista Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712
Principal: Lori Passmore
Registrar: Tammy Hanna
Tennie Russell Primary Enrollment Information and Application Link:
Tennie Russell Primary School Offers:
Enrollment for 259 preschool children, with priority given to children who will be 4 on or before August 1st. Those who will be 3 are enrolled as space allows.
High quality preschool education for children ages 3-5 at NO COST to eligible families.
A P-4 licensed, certified Teacher and a degreed or credentialed Assistant in each classroom
Pre-K instruction for 178 school days following the Bentonville Public District Calendar
An on-site school registered nurse
A free before-school program to meet family needs, 7:15-7:45.
Full day of learning- Learning day schedules are 7:45-2:45.
An afterschool program for 4-year-olds that is open until 5:30 pm for a cost of $55.00 per week, per child
Developmental, Hearing and Vision screenings
Low teacher-student ratios (1-10), classroom size of 20 children
Federal Food Program approved Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack
Developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the Arkansas Early Childhood
Education Frameworks and focuses on development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively
Staff who continuously acquire 30+ hours of professional development each year.
Services that garnered a 3 out of 3 star rating from the State of Arkansas’ Better Beginnings Quality Rating System
Family resources such as Snack Packs for Kids, parent educational meetings and referrals to local agencies when needed
Why Preschool Counts
Research shows that a child’s early care and education play a critical role in a child’s brain development. The developing brain is affected by every experience and interaction, both positive and negative. Positive learning environments for children produce tremendous brain development and positive, nurturing relationships at these early ages are essential for healthy social-emotional development.