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In 1978, First Presbyterian Church of Southport members recognized a need for a Christian preschool. Southport Presbyterian Nursery School was started with two classes of four year olds. During the following years, as community interest heightened, the Preschool added classes for Two’s Three’s, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. SPNS parents who were church members, gained permission from the church Session to establish an elementary school for 1986-1987. The name was changed to Southport Presbyterian Christian School and a first grade was formed. Second grade and a second/third grade combination followed as enrollment grew. A self-contained third grade became a reality in the 1992-1993 school year. Fourth grade was added for the 1996-1997 school year and fifth grade began after the “big move” to the McFarland Boulevard site in 1997-1998. The program now provides classes for children two years old through fifth grade.