Perry Nursery School Of Ann Arbor

Perry Nursery School began in 1934 in the depth of the Great Depression.
Perry was started by Edith Badeer, Assistant Superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, as one of four Works Progress Administration Nursery Schools founded to assist children from depression-ridden homes as well as give employment to low income mothers hired to staff the nurseries.
It was named Perry Nursery School because it was housed in the Perry Elementary School.
To prepare preschool children, primarily from single-parent and low income families, to succeed in school, while their parents work or continue their education.
At Perry, our program is not only the most affordable, but it is also of the highest educational quality for early childhood education.
Perry follows the High/Scope curriculum and holds NAEYC accreditation, a privilege that only 8% of all childcare centers in the country have attained (4% in the state of Michigan).
Our head teachers all have at least a Bachelors degree and our assistant teachers all have at least an associates degree or CDA in early childhood education.
The teaching staff is supported by the Executive Director, Program Director, and Social Worker.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
106 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
90%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Perry Nursery School Of Ann Arbor Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is on a sliding scale and based on household income.
Admissions Associate
Linda Leonard

School Notes

  • Perry Nursery School began in 1934 in the depth of the Great Depression. Perry was started by Edith Badeer, Assistant Superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, as one of four Works Progress Administration Nursery Schools founded to assist children from depression-ridden homes as well as give employment to low income mothers hired to staff the nurseries. It was named Perry Nursery School because it was housed in the Perry Elementary School. To prepare preschool children, primarily from single-parent and low income families, to succeed in school, while their parents work or continue their education. At Perry, our program is not only the most affordable, but it is also of the highest educational quality for early childhood education. Perry follows the High/Scope curriculum and holds NAEYC accreditation, a privilege that only 8% of all childcare centers in the country have attained (4% in the state of Michigan). Our head teachers all have at least a Bachelors degree and our assistant teachers all have at least an associates degree or CDA in early childhood education. The teaching staff is supported by the Executive Director, Program Director, and Social Worker.

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The average private school tuition in Ann Arbor, MI is $15,601 for elementary schools and $16,364 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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