Nursery School & Kindergarten | Westminster Presbyterian Church

Welcome! At Westminster Nursery School & Kindergarten, we provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating and creative environment for our students. Our well-trained staff provides instruction which allows children to become confident, independent and inquisitive learners. Our program also reflects our Christian beliefs, values and traditions by modeling the love of God, self, and others daily. We invite you to learn more about the Westminster community.

For more information contact us at 412-835-2906 or wnsk@westminster-church.org.

Class Offerings

Must be 5 years old by September 1.

Westminster's Private Kindergarten is licensed by the PA State Board of Private Academic Schools for Kindergarten and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our fully licensed kindergarten offers the same academic standards as any kindergarten in the surrounding school districts, and is designed to prepare children for entry into first grade.

Half-day kindergarten is available five days a week. We offer morning sessions (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon sessions (12:30 - 3:00 p.m.). A full day program option is available from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. by enrolling your child in our morning Little Scholars program and our afternoon kindergarten class.

Child care from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. is available by registering with the Child Development Center. Please contact the Child Development Center at 412-835-9450 for more information.

Transportation: Available to kindergarten students by your local school district.

Students enrolled in the WNSK afternoon Kindergarten class will have the opportunity to join the Little Scholars program. Little Scholars provides the opportunity to extend their learning with a full day experience.

Download a PDF with more information and registration for Little Scholars.

Must be 4 years old by September 1.

Westminster's Pre-Kindergarten classes are geared toward children who are currently four years old and who plan to attend Kindergarten next year. This class focuses on age appropriate academics in the areas of ciritcal thinking, problem solving, literacy, language, math and science while also focusing on the social and emotional needs of the children. We offer both three- and four-day options for this class in either the morning or the afternoon.

T Class - Must have attended a 4 year old class previously. This class will be offered four days per week and is designed for children who may have missed the September 1 Kindergarten cutoff date or who have been in a 4 year old program but who are not enrolling in Kindergarten until next year. The curriculum will focus on higher level school readiness skills.

Must be 3 years old by September 1.

Must be toilet trained.

Westminster's Pre-School classes are designed to offer age-appropriate, stimulating opportunities to learn and grow in all areas: social, emotional, language, math and science. This program is appropriate both for the child who has previous school experience and for the child who is new to a school setting. We offer both two- and three-day options for this class in both the morning and afternoon.

Must be 2 years old by September 1.

No siblings allowed in class.

Westminster's Pre-School Prep Two's program is specially designed to meet the social and emotional needs of two year olds as they begin to learn in a group. This class encourages children to participate in a wide variety of activities, focusing on age appropriate experiences in areas such as language, math and science, offered in a fun, engaging setting. We offer both one- and two-day options for this class in either the morning or afternoon.

If you find it difficult to pick up your child at the 11:30 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. dismissal time, this program is for you! Westminster Nursery School offers a later pick up option for parents.

Our Stay and Play Program will operate every day from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m. The children will be dismissed from their classroom and escorted to the Stay and Play classroom. You can pick up your child from the Stay and Play Classroom each day.

Cost: (full school year)

  • 1 day $100.00
  • 2 day $200.00
  • 3 day $300.00
  • 4 day $400.00
  • 5 days $500.00

Enrichment classes are offered on a semester basis. The fall semester is September to December. The spring semester is January to May. Enrichment classes are offered to all enrolled WNSK children age 3½ (by September 1) through 5.

Each class is specifically designed around a theme such as music, drama, cooking or science. Enrichment classes are an excellent way for children to explore a specific interest and encourage a love of learning. Children may enroll in as little as one or as many as 5 days per week of enrichment classes.

Morning enrichment classes: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon enrichment classes: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch is available from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to extend your child's preschool day.

Schedule

The school is in session from September through May.

Morning: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

If it is announced on the news channels that WNSK is operating on a modified schedule due to inclement weather:

  • Morning classes will run from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon classes will run from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • Special classes will follow that same schedule.

Morning: 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:45- 2:45 p.m.