Age Eligibility

We accept incoming children in their first year of preschool (3–4 year olds) for our ‘Yellow Bird’ class who are the age of three as of November 30.  If there are openings for our second year (4–5 year olds) ‘Red Bird’ class, children must be four years old by September 1.


Portuguese Bend Nursery School is a three day a week, Tuesday–Thursday, 8:45–11:45 a.m. preschool. The school year begins in September continuing through June. No after school programs are offered by PBNS.  We subscribe to a ‘green’ philosophy, including required carpooling, conservation, and recycling.


Our monthly dues are $225 September through June. Additionally, each family is asked to meet an annual fundraising goal of approximately $450, which can be easily met through guided fundraising activities throughout the school year.

How To Enroll

Portuguese Bend Nursery School takes inquiries for new enrollment all year round. Those interested in the school should submit their name and email address via our enrollment form below. Once you have contacted us, you will be sent an email reminder at the end of the year about our Annual Open Enrollment Day.

Parents who would like to enroll a sibling of an alumnus should fill out the Online Enrollment Request Form. Parents of currently enrolled Yellow Birds do not need to fill out the online form if their child/children will be returning as Red Birds.

Important Enrollment Dates
January TBA, 2025:          Annual Open Enrollment Day at 9:00 a.m.
February TBA, 2025:          Open House
September TBA 2024:     Orientation

Annual Open Enrollment Day

Our Annual Open Enrollment Day is held in January each year. Filling out our online enrollment form (below) is your way to get on the list for the Annual Open House held each February. The form is mandatory for enrollment and is your family’s first step in applying to PBNS for the school year beginning in the fall.

If you missed our Annual Open Enrollment Day, do not fear. Please fill out the online form and we will get in touch with you.

When you submit an enrollment form, your child’s name will be added to the list in the order the form is received. The first families that fill out the online form will be invited to Open House in February when they can come visit the school and meet the teachers. Space is limited.

Please do not use the form below prior to 9:00 a.m. on the Annual Open Enrollment day. Early enrollment inquiries are not accepted. Please let us know in the comments section if you are an alumni family. Thank you!

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