The Nicholas School

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild learning differences
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students48 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Nicholas School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$195
Tuition Notes Full time 195/week. Tuition rates to be discussed with enrollment inquiries. ELRC/CCIS is accepted.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs. 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
  • The Nicholas SchoolP.O. Box 10831 N. Diamond Street
  • Clifton Heights, Pa19018    

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