Highland Kids:
Birth-6th Grade

What We're About

We want to come alongside you to teach your children to know and love Jesus. Find out more about our Early Childhood, Elementary, and 5th and 6th Grade Ministries below.

Temporary Summer LOCATIONS

Campus construction means new rooms for your kids this summer. Read below for details on each age group.

Early Childhood

The Early Childhood ministry will grow your child’s understanding of God’s love through their interactions with caregivers, Bible stories, songs, and age-appropriate activities.

Sunday Mornings

Classes follow curriculum that is interactive, fun, scripturally-based, and age-appropriate. Sunday Class features a worship-based curriculum that takes children through the Bible thematically.

  • Nursery – 2 mo.– 2.5 years – 8:45, 10, & 11:15 am. No reservation required.
  • Sunday Class – 2.5 years – K – 8:45, 10, and 11:15 am. 
  • Summer Location – Nursery and EC classes are located off the hallway on the McFarlin side of the campus.

Mid-week (Summer)

Elementary Ministry
1st-4th Grade

The Elementary ministry is a place that teaches kids God's love in a way that helps their faith become real and their own.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Class - 8:45 & 10 am. Kids gather in Room 229 to follow the Gospel Project curriculum, combined together for prayer, singing, and reading Scripture.

Mid-week (Summer)

Wednesday Nights 6–7:30 pm. Join us for Bible Study from 6–6:30 pm and swimming from 6:30–7:30 pm. Drop off and pick up at the UP Pool. Admission is free, let us know if you already have a pool membership upon arrival. Bring money for snacks or dinner. (June 26–July 31: not meeting July 3)

5th-6th Grade

The 5th & 6th Grade ministry is uniquely designed for 10–12 year olds, to help kids develop, mature, and grow their faith and have fun doing it. 

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Class - 8:45 & 10 am. Gather in the 5th & 6th area for donuts, friends, and fun as we learn about Christ together through worship, prayer, singing, reading Scripture, Scripture memory, and an intentional lesson based on the Gospel Project curriculum. 

Mid-week (Summer)

Wednesday Nights - 6-7:15 pm. We take questions from 5th and 6th graders and then go to Scripture to see what God says about the topic. Get ready for games, fun, friends, food, and learning about God. Drop-off and Pick-up at the McFarlin entrance. Dinner is $5. (June 26–July 31: not meeting July 3)

San Antonio

San Antonio Mission Trip

June 17–21, 2019
5th & 6th Grade - $400 (Leaders $150)

5th & 6th graders are traveling to San Antonio for a life-transforming experience! San Antonio is a place of desperate need, where one out of five children goes to bed hungry every night and over 200,000 live below the poverty line. Together, we will grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus through time in God’s Word, worship, community and serving in San Antonio.

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Upcoming Events

Early Childhood Events

Elementary Events

5th and 6th Grade Events

Everything Else About Highland Kids...

Can I serve in Highland Kids?

We're saving a place for you and your gifts! Sign Up to see how God can use you in our Highland Kids ministry. 

Is child care available for ministry events?

Yes. The Ministry Child Care at HP Pres welcomes families participating in HPPC, HPPDS, and Hillier School-sponsored events that occur during specified hours of operation. Advance reservations must be made a minimum of 72 business hours in advance. The deadline for Monday events is 12 pm on the prior Wednesday.

Do Highland Kids go on mission trips?

Yes! Age appropriate mission trips take place around our city, our state, and the world. Learn more at hppres.org/mission-trips

Do you have an indoor play space?

Yes! The Woods is an indoor play space for ages 4 and younger with adult supervision. Open M, T, TH, F: 9 am–5 pm; W: 1–5 pm. Learn more about The Woods.

Are there Kids' Choirs at HP Pres?

Yes! If your child is interested in being a part of our Kids Choir, visit our Serve page or contact Gay Munselle for more information. 

Does HP Pres host any schools?

Yes. Both the Highland Park Presbyterian Day School and the Hillier School meet on campus at Highland Park Pres.

Who works in the Highland Kids Ministry?

Get to know our staff team on our Staff page.


Ask Charley

Charley Hellmuth
Minister of Highland Kids