Our School

About Us

We believe that young children learn predominantly through play, using their physical, emotional, social, creative, and cognitive selves. Our four certified teachers have designed a preschool curriculum dedicated to fulfilling each developmental need, including:

  • Exploration with sensory materials
  • Open-ended arts and crafts
  • Role-playing
  • Singing and dancing
  • Listening and interacting with language and literature
  • Small group and circle time activities
  • Physical activity outdoors (Our fenced playground includes a playhouse, jungle gym, sandbox, tricycles, and a large assortment of toys.)

We believe strongly that children and parents both benefit greatly when parents are able to take an active role in their children’s preschool education. Each preschool class is attended by a co-oping parent who serves as a teaching assistant. Parents also have the opportunity to serve on committees, attend preschool meetings and field trips, participate in fundraising activities, and share housekeeping responsibilities, all of which strengthen our preschool programs and our community.

Preschool Registration

Longfellow Nursery School offers a rolling enrollment when spaces are available in our preschool classes.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in our preschool, please contact our Vice President of Enrollment at lns.columbia@gmail.com. If you are interested in observing a preschool class, we offer observations of our classes during the preschool year from September through the beginning of May. If you would like to observe the 4s class, we encourage you to bring your child to the class to participate and interact with our students.

Non-Discrimination: LNS admits students of any race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.