Why Choose WPSN?

Why Choose WPSN?

Winnetka Public School Nursery (WPSN) is a private preschool with classes for ages 16 months through Junior Kindergarten.   WPSN is unique among North Shore preschools in many ways that benefit your child.

  • Easiest transition to Kindergarten because the WPSN curriculum philosophy is the most similar to the Winnetka school system.    Click here to read more…
  • Lowest teacher-to-student ratio, providing two credentialed teachers plus a teaching assistant, for a total of three teachers per class to provide expert and individual attention to each child.
  • Differentiated programming, particularly three programs that are unique among Winnetka preschools.  Click here to read more…
    • 5-day class for 3-year-olds
    • Customized drop-off program for 2-year-olds
    • Specialized enrichment for JK students
  • Play-based curriculum with one important difference – it is individualized to each child’s developmental needs and interests.  Click here to read more…
  • Enrichment Classes providing experiences and learning in addition to the primary curriculum, as well as a longer school day.
  • Constant communications enabling parents to understand how their child is developing.   Click here to read more…
  • Superb facility including newly renovated classrooms.  Click here to read more…
  • Exceptional outdoor space, which is the largest preschool playground in Winnetka.   Click here to read more…
  • Curriculum inspired by the renowned Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy.  At WPSN, this means that several key Reggio concepts are integrated into each classroom to create the most engaging and empowering learning environment for your children.  Click here to read more…
    • Curriculum is individualized to each child’s developmental needs and interests.
    • Play inspires a life-long love of learning.
    • Teachers work in teams with two teachers in each classroom, plus a teaching assistant.
    • Natural classroom materials encourage open-ended exploration.
  • Partnership with Skokie School 5th graders, who are specially chosen each year to spend time in each WPSN classroom to serve as “big kid” role models and mentors.
  • Dedicated Studio Teacher enabling children to collaborate on special projects in smaller groups that further build skills developing in the classrooms.
  • Accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the highest level of preschool accreditation.