Enrollment

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Our enrollment process encourages parents to make a full evaluation of the curriculum, the facilities and the people that make up our community.

North Shore Nursery School offers three classes with enrollment openings for new students every year.

Our Toddler Class is 12 children led by four teachers and is ideal for 2-3 year old children. The class meets  two days a week: Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM.  Beginning in January, the Toddlers stay for lunch until 1:00 PM.   The Toddlers are also eligible to enroll for Early Birds from 8:00 to 8:30 AM. Read more about the Toddler Class.

The Younger Class is ideally 18 children and enrolls 6 additional children.  These 3-4 year olds are led by four teachers and meet three days a week: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM. Younger Class children are eligible to enroll for  Early Birds from 8:00 to 8:30 AM,  Lunch Bunch from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM and for Stay & Play afternoons from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM. Read more about the Younger Class.

The Older Class is ideal for four to five year olds preparing for Kindergarten. With 18 children and three teachers, the Older Class meets four days a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM. Older Class children are eligible to enroll for Early Birds from 8:00 AMto 8:30 AM, for Lunch Bunch from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM and Stay & Play afternoons from 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Read more about the Older Class.

In addition, we offer Wednesday Explorers, a year-long multi-age inquiry-based program that gives children in the Younger and Older Classes an extra day at school. This program runs from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM with the option to add  Lunch Bunch until 1PM. Read more about the Wednesday Explorers.

*Please see our Optional Programs under the Programs tab for Early Birds, Lunch Bunch and Stay & Play.

Through our enrollment process, we strive to inform parents about our programs and provide them with helpful information as they explore options for their child’s early childhood education. We welcome many new families to our community each year.  NSNS generally enrolls 12 children to the Toddler Class and 6 new children to the Younger Class every Fall. We often enroll children in the Older Class and encourage new families to join us for this important pre-Kindergarten year. Children who are siblings and legacies are given priority in enrollment. NSNS does not discriminate in providing services to children or their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, national origin, marital status, political beliefs, disability or sexual orientation.

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