A Portland Institution
Founded in 1972, PNS has a long and rich history of serving children in the Greater Portland area. Generations of families have contributed to building the high-quality program we are proud to offer today.
Our co-op structure allows parents and families to be actively involved in their child’s early educational experience. Parents serve on our board of directors, help in the classroom, assist with fundraising, and are deeply invested in the school’s programming and success.
Highest Quality Teaching
Our dedicated and caring teacher, Elizabeth Richards,is an accomplished early childhood educator with nearly 20 years of experience, including 3 years at PNS. Her gift for teaching young children is evident in everything she does, from her attentive interactions with students to her thoughtfully-planned, developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Children master key learning objectives during their time at PNS, through play and self-directed exploration. Our engaging, play-based curriculum continually adapts to meet our students’ unique interests, skills, and needs.