Due to the impact of the forecasted weather on the safe travel of our staff, students, and families, WCNS will be closed on Friday, 02/09

Wilmette Community Nursery School is one of the premier preschools on the North Shore. It’s play-based curriculum guides children in developing deep interests in unique ways. Centrally located in downtown Wilmette, WCNS is built by the community for the community.

WCNS understands that life is hectic when you have young children, which is why we’re committed to making the most of your family’s preschool experience – from our convenient front door drop off to a variety of after-school activities for kids and parents, we have built a community within the community to help children prosper at preschool. Whether you’re looking for a Parent/Tot class, your first school experience or are in need of an enrichment program for your Kindergartner – WCNS has it all.



Dec 1
2018/19 Registration Open

Dec 25, 2017 – Jan 5, 2018
NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

Jan 5
All 2018/19 application materials/fees due

Jan 8
School Resumes

Jan 15
NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day

Jan 16/17
Picture Day


We are currently accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year!