About Harbins Preparatory School

History and Purpose

Over the last 25 years, Great Beginnings has become a household name for parents here in Gwinnett County by providing high quality Infant, Pre-school, Ga Pre-K and School Age programs. Starting with Great Beginnings of Norcross, Cindy and Lloyd deLatour have been the daily owners and operators of Great Beginnings in Norcross, Sugar Hill, and for the past 14 years - Dacula. Since their start in 1993, the deLatours have dreamed of offering a private school alternative to traditional, primary public school. An alternative that is designed with smaller classes sizes, more flexibility and unique child-specific lesson plans than that of traditional public school. Harbins Preparatory School is the product of many years of careful, thoughtful, planning and now with the opening of a one-of-a-kind facility to house this program, HPS is  truly a private primary school experience unmatched by any in Georgia. Currently offering K-4 Private Pre-K and K-5 Private Kindergarten with one-on-one instruction that ensures every child is successful at their own pace. Harbins Preparatory School introduces the newest program option to campus - 1st Grade, coming in the 2019/20 school year. Our mission and objectives are summed up by the words 'where success begins'....success for your child and their beginning years of successful educational pursuits.  

The Store at Harbins Prep

Make sure to stop by our one-of-a-kind school store to purchase school uniforms and supplies for your students. The Store @ Harbins Prep offers fresh daily donuts and coffee for breakfast on the go, and Chic fil a biscuits on Fridays. Chic fil a sandwiches and Little Cesar's Pizza as well as Coke products make for an awesome lunch stop for special occasions. 

Program Options

Before School Care

Mother's Morning Out

Before School Care


Before School Care begins at 6:30AM and runs through the start of the school day at 8:30AM. Students have access to computers, the gym, and extra homework help at this time. Breakfast is offered from 7:30AM until 8AM. 

After School Care

Mother's Morning Out

Before School Care


After Care starts at the end of car-rider dismissal and operates until 6:30PM. After school students participate in music and arts, crafts, games, and extracurricular activities. HPS offers additional afternoon snacks during this time. 

Mother's Morning Out

Mother's Morning Out

Mother's Morning Out


Harbins Prep offers a Mother's Morning Out program daily from 9AM until 12PM for 3 and 4 year old pre-school students. These half-day enrichment programs are great for building social interaction skills, art and music skills, and daily fun. Mother's Morning Out is a program option that sets a great foundation for elementary school and beyond.

Building the Future at Harbins Prep

Your future is bright at Harbins Preparatory School as we expand our Accredited Program Options to include K-4 Pre-K through 5th Grade Elementary School Classrooms. Plans include an additional grade per year, through the 2023/2024 school year at the Dacula Campus. 

Harbins Preparatory School is proud to announce the opening of our 1st Grade Classroom for the 2019/20 School Year. Harbins Prep 1st Graders will experience smaller class sizes than typical public school, reap the benefits of individualized curriculum tailored for your student's specific needs, and be exposed to first-rate growth opportunities that can only be found here at Harbins Preparatory School.

Contact our enrollment department for more information.