Devoted to nurturing children ages 3-5 in a secure and happy environment.

Welcome to Community Nursery School!

CNS is a state-licensed preschool devoted to nurturing children ages 3-5 in a secure and happy environment.

"Our principal goal is to bring children's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development into balance using age-appropriate skills and activities. We work to help every child feel secure and valued, to build a strong sense of self-esteem, and to practice empathy and care for others." 

                                                          -The Staff at CNS



CNS is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and how to keep our school and families safe. We will contact our families if there are changes to the school year. 


Looking to enroll your child in 4K?

Community Nursery School is an Appleton Area School District 4K Community Partner offering both morning and afternoon 4K classes.

Please contact us for a tour of our school.


Registration for the 2021-22 school year 3K (3-4 year olds) classes was held for legacy families on February 1st and general registration was on February 4th!  Our 3K classes for the 2021-2022 school year are currently full.

Registration for the 2021-22 school year 4K (4-5 year olds) classes is coordinated by the Appleton Area School District.  Registration opened to the public on Monday, February 1, 2021.  Please visit the AASD 4K website for more details.


Community Nursery School is located close to Lawrence University, at the northwest corner of College Avenue and Meade Street.

740 E. College Avenue

Appleton, WI 54911


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