For nearly 55 years, Wilmette Community Nursery School has been one of the premier preschools on the North Shore. Its play-based curriculum focuses on teaching young children in a way that makes school fun, while catering to their unique educational needs. 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.


November 9-20: Annual Food Drive

WCNS celebrates Thanksgiving with its annual food drive benefiting Family Focus in Evanston. You and your child may participate by dropping off non-perishable food items at school.

November 21 – Holiday Parade

Join WCNS at the annual Holiday Parade in downtown Wilmette and wear your red tshirt to show your school pride!



Thank you for your interest in Wilmette Community Nursery School!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 school year with limited availability for the following programs:
• Parent/Tot
• Ready 2 Play
• Juniors
• Extended Enrichment

Please check back soon for registration materials for the 2016/17 school year.



November 12-13: NO SCHOOL
Parent-Teacher Conversations

November 21:
Holiday Parade

November 23-27: NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Break

November 30:
School Resumes