Nursery

School Profile

Founded in 1964, the First Presbyterian Church Nursery School is a non-profit school responsible to the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame. Barbara Sena is the director of our Nursery School. Barbara has over 15 years of experience in elementary and pre-school work. The enrollment is 108 this year. Click here to meet our staff. For further information and to schedule a tour, please call (650) 342-8326 or e-mail bsena@burlpres.org.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a program for preschool children ages two through five, and their parents, that offers the highest caliber of developmentally appropriate pre-school education and is consistent with the Christian teachings of the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame.

Parent Participation

Parent Participation is vital to our nursery school program. Parents sharing their knowledge of the child, and teachers sharing their knowledge of how children grow and learn foster a cooperative responsibility for nurturing the child in a period when growth is rapid.  Parents are required to participate in and observe the nursery school class approximately seven times a year in the programs for 3- and 4-year-olds and every three weeks in the 2-year-old class. Pre-enrollment conferences are held for all parents. In addition, mid-year conferences for 3- and 4-year-old-class parents are scheduled between parents and a teacher each school year. Other conferences may be held upon request by parent, teacher, or director.

Additional opportunities for parent involvement are offered through meetings, parenting education, and discussion groups. Our hope is that each child will grow and mature to his or her potential in all areas: emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually.

Enrollment Policy

The Nursery School Ministry Team comprised of church members and nursery school parents has established the following policy regarding application acceptances for the nursery school. It is the intent of the Ministry Team to assure fair and consistent consideration of all applicants. Admission is open to any child without regard to race, color, religious preference, or national or ethnic origin. Applications are accepted at any time and dated upon receipt of the application fee. Those wishing to retain their priority points must apply by February 15th prior to Fall enrollment.

March 1 of each year, classes are filled for the following September according to priority points and date of application. Parents are notified of placement in April.

Enrollment priority is given based on the following point system:

  • 2 Points – Active FPCB member parent on or before February 15 of enrollment year
  • 1 Point – Family currently enrolled in our school or
  • 1 Point – Graduated sibling from our 4-year-old class
  • ½ Point – Applying child is currently enrolled.
  • No Points – New to school, not eligible for points above

Classes & Tours

Two-Year-Old Classes (2)


Hours: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Days: Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri

Age: Two-years-old 
on or before August 31. 

Tuition: $182.00
Tours offered Tues-Fri 9:15 a.m. by appointment

Three-Year-Old Classes (2)


Hours: 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Days:  Mon/Wed/Fri or 
Tues/Thurs 

Age: Three-years-old 
on or before December 2.

Tuition: Tu/Th $272.00

Tuition: M/W/F $407.00


Tours offered Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. by appointment

Four-Year-Old Classes (2)


Hours: 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

Days: Mon through Thurs or Mon/Wed/Fri

Age: Four-years-old on or before December 2; also, kindergarten eligible children whose parents desire the child to have another year of nursery school.

Tuition: M/W/F $475.00

Tuition: M/Tu/W/Th $633.00


Tours offered Tues-Fri 9:15 a.m. by appointment


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