Our program provides a warm, caring environment with small classes guided by experienced teachers with strong backgrounds in Early Childhood Education
Our play based program includes time for art, science, free choice, along with early academic concepts and learning to work and play together.
Emphasis on social skills~ learning to care for ourselves and each other
We love to go outside, or exercise inside, and music is a favorite activity.
Full time students have a hot lunch and two snacks each day.
We'd love to have you visit!  Keystone STARS 4!  Private Academic certified teachers  Private Kindergarten.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $195
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning differences
Year Founded
1985

Student Body

Total Students
48 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
The Nicholas School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Full time 195/week. Tuition rates to be discussed with enrollment inquiries. ELRC/CCIS is accepted.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ms. Debby Richardson

School Notes

  •  The Nicholas School, founded in 1985, provides high quality child care for families in our Clifton Heights area and the surrounding communities.  It is our philosophy to motivate and encourage children to reach their highest possible potential.  We offer exciting developmentally appropriate activities that promote learning the active exploration and fun, hands-on experiences. We create an environment where there is acceptance, respect, caring and encouragement.  In the warmth of this setting, we hope to help the child develop a positive attitude towards learning, responsibility, self-discipline and self-esteem.
  • Hours of Operation:7:00 am to 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday FridayTwelve months per year               
  • Program Options    
  • Full Day program    (more than 4 hours)   2-5 days per week   
  •  Includes lunch and 2 snacks  
  • Half Day program 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  2- 5 days per week
  • Includes snack 
  • For more information,Call 610-623-2530
  • nicholasschool1985@gmail.com 
  • The Nicholas SchoolP.O. Box 10831 N. Diamond Street
  • Clifton Heights, Pa19018    
  • www.thenicholasschool.webs.com

School Reviews

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My son loves The Nicholas School. I have been thru many centers with him and I finally feel like we found a home. The teachers are terrrific, very open, and easy to talk to. My son always has a daily note about his day and always says he has fun.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 48 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $195
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $22,735 for elementary schools and $30,925 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware County, PA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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