Our Preschool

Founded in 1970 by Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Hively Nursery School was formed as a service project to aid in the physical, social and emotional development of community children.  A non-sectarian organization, Hively Nursery School endeavored to ease the transition from family life to school life.

On that first day of nursery school in 1970, there were five students enrolled.  Over the past forty plus years, more than 2000 students have passed through our doors.

Enrollment has ranged from 5 to over 80 in a single year.  The program has expanded from one small class, up to eight in some years.

Classes offered include 3 sessions per week (morning only or afternoon only), 4 sessions per week (morning only), and a  3-day or 4-day Full Day class option to better prepare our students for success in Kindergarten!

Hively Avenue Preschool has a reputation for caring for children and families, and teaching basic skills to prepare children for their elementary school entrance.