Our school year runs from mid-September to May each year. We follow the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) calendar, as well as inclement weather days, so that we have the same holidays and teacher work days as public schools.
As we are a preschool, and run a year long curriculum, our class ages are based on the child's age as of September 30 of that current school year (with the exception of 3's in the Threes & Fours class). Additionally, our classes are designed for your child's attendance on all days scheduled.
As a cooperative preschool, parent involvement is not only a benefit to your child, but also runs the school and keeps tuition low. Your responsibilities are just as important as your child's opportunities. Please review the Summary of Member Responsibilities when considering each class and if Providence Nursery School's program is the right fit for you.
We understand that children develop at difference paces. Toilet training is not required for any of the preschool's classes.
Our “Big Room” centers include arts, science and sensory tables, pretend play, gross motor skills, and a quiet/reading area. You can see more of the Big Room and our classrooms on our virtual tour!
Students at PNS enjoy weekly music classes that incorporate songs, movement and instruments!
An optional paid Lunch Bunch is held immediately after school, from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm. It gives children in the 3s, 3/4s, and 4s classes an additional fun hour to their school day. Children bring their own packed lunch and enjoy eating and playing in a supervised small group setting. Click here for pricing.