Best Preschool in Utah

About Us

The Winner School is a family-owned and operated school and multi-purpose center for children that focuses on teaching the whole child.

The Winner School opened in 1990 and believes that the best way to learn is through a hands-on approach where the children incorporate all senses into the activity, the theme, the concept, the idea, the item that they’re learning so they can develop the deepest appreciation and understanding of what it is that they’re learning.

At The Winner School, we stand by our slogan: “Building winners today for a bright tomorrow.” By winners, we mean high character students and individuals. When you are a winner, winning comes more naturally. We look at what we do as a partnership with parents to develop their children and we see it as an extension of our family.

We make it a priority to teach our kids compassion, empathy, kindness, treating people and beings with respect, and being winners essentially. We have programs in our classes that provide a platform that gives our kids the ability to earn rewards for life skills and tangibly learn these important lessons that will set them up to thrive and succeed in life.

Trusted since 1990

We make it a priority to teach our kids compassion, empathy, kindness, treating people and beings with respect, and having high character…being winners essentially.

14,000 square foot Facility

Our beautiful and unique 14,000 square foot facility is one of a kind. The Winner School offers the finest programs in Preschool, After School care, Dance, Karate, Summer Camps, Music, and more!

Every Child is a Winner

The Winner School is a wonderful activity center for children ages two through 18. At The Winner School, we believe that every child is a winner! Each of our programs is designed to provide high-quality instruction and care, build self-esteem and teach important life skills while providing a fun, safe and exciting atmosphere.

Giving Back for a Bright Tomorrow

We host an annual charity dance concert called Art with Heart, where we raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Over the years, we’ve raised over $600,000 for Shriners Hospitals. We also have yearly fundraisers for the Road Home, Utah Food Bank, individuals, families, and local charities in need. We love to give back to our community and teach our students how important it is!
The Winner School

Our Programs

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Studio Concert – Saturday, May 13 at 2pm

Solo Showcase and Company Concert  – Saturday, May 13 at 5pm

Meet Our Team

Connie Saccomanno

Connie Saccomanno


I received my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from Utah State University in 1972. I have been married for 46 years to a wonderful man who is also involved in the economics and general well being of our school.  He retired from Wheeler Machinery in 2015, where he had been for over 40 years. I have been blessed with two beautiful children who are now adults.  Hilary graduated from Columbia University and London School of Economics.  She married a wonderful British man, and is living in London.  They just had their first baby boy in July, which made us proud grandparents again!   Johnny graduated from the University of Utah, coached basketball as an assistant with the Utah Flash, and now is at The Winner School, full time, as an Owner and  Director, which is fantastic for me!  I have a beautiful daughter in law April, and they have three delightful children.

The staff at The Winner School has become a family who embrace the students, parents and incorporates our vision of building self -esteem.

We opened our doors in February of 1990. The curriculum I developed supports my philosophy of education, that the child comes first. In 2007, we were Nationally Accredited by NAEYC. We take pride in offering state of the art programs with an amazing, highly qualified, staff!

Johnny Saccomanno

Johnny Saccomanno


Johnny Saccomanno has worked at The Winner School since 1997 and is now a co-owner and Director of the school.  He works hands on with students, parents and with employee development.   For him, there is great fulfillment in mentoring and working with people of all ages, integrating life skills and lessons at every opportunity. He finds that conscious communication and interaction build positive and meaningful relationships. Johnny views all experiences in life as ways to learn, develop and make progress as a person, a teacher, and a student of life.

Johnny graduated from the University of Utah in 2005 in Interpersonal Communications.  He has also earned a KRI Certification in Kundalini Yoga, which he faithfully practices and loves to teach to students of all ages.

 He has coached and taught basketball on collegiate and professional levels working to develop team and individual skills, but his true passion is the enrichment of young people. 

Nicole Higgs

Nicole Higgs

Finance Manager

I met my husband Nick when I moved to Utah in February of 2008. We have three beautiful daughters named Adilynn, Avery & Ayla.

I have an Associates of Applied Science degree in Deaf Studies from the College of Southern Nevada. I enjoy most sports and used to play softball competitively until my freshman year in college. I still play co-ed softball as often as I can. My family enjoys camping, barbecuing, bike rides, and spending quality time with family and friends.