* Our 3-year-old Junior and 4-year-old Senior programs are currently FULL for the 2018/19 school year. Enrollment is still open for 1-year-old Parent and Tot and 2-year-old Ready to Play programs for the 2018/19 school year *

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available and due on or before January 5th. All applications received on or before the due date will be processed on January 8th. If there are more applicants than positions available, a lottery will determine admission. Families will be notified of acceptance or wait-list status on January 8th. Applicants not offered a contract will be placed on a wait list and notified of their pending status. 

All applications received after January 5th will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

All programs are offered based upon sufficient demand (6 children).

Click here for class descriptions, requirements and tuition rates. Please scroll down to fill out your application!


  • Submit Application/Contract and $125 registration fee (through electronic application below) * Please note: If your child is offered a class space, the $125 registration fee is NOT refundable, in whole or in part.
  • Mail Xerox copy of child’s birth certificate (if child is new to WCNS) to:
    Ellen Knight, Director
    Wilmette Community Nursery School
    1125 Wilmette Ave.
    Wilmette, IL 60091


January 5, 2018: All application materials/fees due

January 8, 2018: Lottery (existing & new families)


We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact:

Registrar: Ryann Olson
513-313-6526 or

Director: Ellen Knight
847-256-5888 or