Not just a preschool…

Katrina Trask Nursery School is a community.

KTNS  offers parents the rewarding opportunity to actively participate in their child’s school day on a regular basis.  At Katrina Trask Nursery School, parents and teachers together create a warm and friendly extended community for the children to grow and learn within.


Learning through play

The National Association for the Education of Young Children states that “Research shows the links between play and foundational capacities such as memory, self-regulation, oral language abilities, social skills, and success in school.”
At Katrina Trask we have built a sensory-rich program that allows a child to be fully immersed in his or her education. Themed units provide a solid curriculum that allow children to experience literature, mathematics, science, and the arts. The manipulatives and activities address academic, physical, and social development.  Our program is designed to facilitate the learning of age appropriate academic and social skills needed to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

Why Choose KT?

Katrina Trask Nursery School  offers a special opportunity where parents and teachers work together in nurturing the growth and development of children in the classroom.  Enthusiastic parental support is one of our school’s greatest resources.

Our school offers parents the opportunity to actively participate in their child’s school day on a regular basis. We offer alternating parent helper days to give every family the chance to participate in the classroom. Parents, family members or a family friend are always invited and encouraged to stay on their child’s helper days.  On your child’s special day they are the “star student!”

A child’s first classroom is home and the first teachers are parents. It therefore makes sense for preschool to be an extension of this. KTNS celebrates the connection between home and school by inviting parents to be a part of their child’s preschool experience. We welcome parent helpers throughout the year and have several events that bring all of our families together.

Katrina Trask Nursery School is a wonderful place to get to know other families through events such as parent socials, pizza night, family pumpkin carving, pajama night, and other events. The KT “family” is a warm and friendly extended community for the children to grow and learn within.

KTNS is growing and learning…
We understand that there are many demands on a preschool parent’s time. Our staff and board of trustees have been listening to feedback from alum and parents to make KTNS the best preschool for your little one AND you.
We want you to participate as much you can, with no mandatory commitments in the classroom.  We hope that with our small class size and unique open-door policy, KTNS will be the right school for your family.

Parent Testimonials

When you ask a family that has attended Katrina Trask Nursery School they will tell you that your entire family will be a special part of the school.  Being a part of KTNS provides more than just a strong foundation for nurturing a love for learning, it also builds a community of supportive friends that last for years.

“I have been very impressed with the quality of the education my daughter has received. The teachers are kind, competent, creative, and extremely thoughtful. (They never send you home with wet paint, and understand that parents often have many things to juggle.) I know there are lots of choices in our area for preschool…we are so happy we picked Katrina Trask Nursery School.” -Melissa O.

I would recommend KT to anyone looking for a pre-school for their child.  The teachers have really taken the time to get to know each child and our son has learned that school is a fun, welcoming place which was our main goal for pre-k.” -Tiffany & Paul T.

My son always says, “Mommy, can today be a KT day, pretty please? I really like the kids and teachers there.”  When it’s not a KT day, he gets quite sad. – Hellene L.
“We love the traditions and the family feel of KT. All three of my children fondly recount all the KT traditions. Family PJ night, pumpkin carving, Father’s Day brunch, Mother’s Day. Etc. When we first moved to town our oldest started KT. Some of my best friends and his are KT friends.”- Kirstin O.

 A Nut-Free Environment

Due to the increased prevalence of nut allergies and the possibly severe reactions they can provoke, we enforce a nut-free environment. Nuts are not allowed in snacks or lunches, and are not used in arts and crafts projects. This policy benefits the health and safety of the children in our program.


KTNS is located in the historic Nolan House building of the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, but is not affiliated with the Church.