Our Story

The Sunriver Preschool is being created by Peggy and Wayne Lowry. The Lowry’s currently live in Bend, but have had a love and connection with the Sunriver area for nearly 20 years. Wayne is a CPA, and has had a career in local government finance and accounting for many years; most recently being the Finance Director and Elected Treasurer for Deschutes County. Peggy has had a love for children and education her whole life which led her to establish a small private Christian school right out of college in the early 80’s in Orange County, California. Peggy has also previously worked for a church in the Willamette Valley for six years as its Early Childhood Director for Sunday morning services, covering ages spanning infants to 5-years-old. Her most recent teaching adventure was working as a 4’s co-teacher at a local Bend private school.


Peggy and Wayne have raised nine children, and spent a number of years serving the community as foster parents within the Portland area prior to moving to Bend in 2013 permanently. Peggy’s dream of having her own preschool has now become a reality through the founding of the Sunriver Preschool; projected to open summer 2019 in the Sunriver Business Park at 56890 Venture Lane. The Preschool has a total square footage of 3,472, and will have five classrooms; infants and toddlers will be located on the first floor, and the 3’s and 4’s on the second floor. Post-renovation, the facility is also expected to have an attached deck/play area for the younger children, and an outdoor play area for the older children.


Sunriver Preschool is slated to operate Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lunches for students will be supplied by parents, snacks will be provided by the Preschool. The building will be secured and accessible only by staff and parents during normal hours of operation. Currently the Lowry’s are looking into the feasibility of providing a summer camp program for siblings and local elementary age children as well some after school childcare.


The core values of Sunriver Preschool include excellence, quality care, and creativity. These values can be seen in everything from the building itself, to the staff and curriculum. Thus, everything pertaining to the Preschool is being selected with the desire and intent to provide the highest quality of care and education possible. 


If you are interested in reserving a spot for your child, please check our Forms page under the Resources drop down menu on this website. If you have any questions or comments in regards to Sunriver Preschool, please call Peggy at 541-633-0337, or e-mail sunriverpreschool@gmail.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!


                                                                           -Wayne and Peggy Lowry