Nursery School

Learning at the intersection of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

Each of our Nursery School programs is structured around the early childhood education needs unique to every age group:


Toddler Class

The Toddler Class is a program for children who have just turned 2 or will be turning 2 during the first half of the school year. This program is designed to promote independence, autonomy, social development, and language development. This year-long pre-nursery school program meets two or three times a week. The program is designed this way to promote a gradual separation period where parents or caregivers gently separate from their children throughout the first 6-8 weeks of class.

The 2s/3s

The 2s/3s class focuses on your toddler’s growing independence, language development, as well as early social collaboration and interaction. This program is designed to stimulate each child’s social, physical, and cognitive development while safeguarding a sense of security throughout the separation process. The 2s/3s program meets two, three or five days a week.

The 3s/4s

The 3s/4s class emphasizes decision-making, independent choice, personal responsibility, socialization, and refined communication skills. Teachers support the development of academic skills, creative expression, and the cultivation of secure relationships.

The 4s/5s

The 4s/5s class supports observation, organization, and problem-solving skills as children transition to symbolic expression. The curriculum provides a foundation upon which literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies can be taught.

We Believe

Education promotes responsibility & develops character

Additional Programs

Nursery School

Learning at the intersection of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

Special Classes

Large-group, small-group, and individual activities in science, music, movement, the arts and more.

Extended Day

Early drop-off, mid-day enrichment, lunch activities, afterschool play, and more.


Using observation, documentation, and meaningful assessment to create differentiated learning experiences.

Community Engagement

Incorporating community, promoting responsibility and developing character through service learning, collection drives, and more.

Summer Program

Bringing students together with their classmates and our own trusted teachers for an amazing summer program experience.

Sample Day

Get a first hand look at a day in the life of a Barrow Street family.

PS3 @ BSNS Registration

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with Barrow Street Nursery School teachers.