Welcome to Portsmouth Nursery School

A private preschool program for 3 & 4 year old children.

Portsmouth Nursery School is a private, non-profit organization licensed annually by Rhode Island DCYF. Our Head Teacher holds an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from the Rhode Island Department of Education. We are not religiously affiliated with the Portsmouth United Methodist Church.

PNS opened in 1955 as a kindergarten program before kindergarten was mandatory. Since the opening of public school kindergarten in 1970, we have devoted ourselves exclusively to the education of three and four year old children.

Portsmouth Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, creed, ethnic or national origin for admissions, educational policies, hiring practices, or any of its school practices.