Nursery School




Paxton Presbyterian Nursery School serves children ages 2 through 5 in a part-day, part-year Christian preschool.

PPNS, established in 1957, seeks to provide an environment with many resources for learning and to bridge the gap from home to school. Most of what we do may appear to the adult eye like play, but we need to understand that play is the groundwork for all early learning. Socialization is an important goal in our curriculum. Our mission is to help children see the greatness and goodness of God while providing a happy, safe environment for learning.

Classes Offered

(Children must be class age before September 1)

2 year olds
Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year
2 days per week $100 per month
 3 year olds
3 days per week $125 per month
 4 year olds
3 days per week $125 per month
 5 days per week  $160 per month

All classes meet from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Our school year begins after Labor Day in September and ends the Friday before Memorial Day in May. We observe the same holidays and snow days as the Central Dauphin School District.

Additional Fees

There is an annual registration fee of $35 per family payable at the time of the application. Registration for the upcoming school year begins in February. Church members and previously enrolled students register prior to the general public.


The staff at Paxton Nursery School teaches a theme based curriculum which includes language arts, math, science, and social studies that is fun, educational and age-appropriate. Our main objective for the two-year-olds is to help facilitate social skills that encourage a smooth separation from parents and cooperation with peers.

All students have a daily opportunity to enjoy arts and crafts, music, gross motor activities in our large Activities Room and outdoors on our sprawling historic campus and adjacent playground.

Additional Features

  • Classroom Aides
  • Special Programs
  • Snacks
  • Christmas Program
  • Progress Reports
  • Scholarship Program

Want to learn more?

If you think Paxton Presbyterian Nursery School is right for you and your child, take the next steps:

Registration for the upcoming school year begins in February, however there is no deadline for admission; we accept applications throughout the year. Classes do fill up though, so please apply early, if possible.

To contact us:

Paxton Presbyterian Nursery School
3500 Sharon Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Director: Judy Frankford

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