Our primary goal at Pilgrim Nursery School is to encourage a child to become a self-confident, curious and inventive person. Our preschool provides both organized and independent activities that help develop: social skills emotional well-being cognitive development physical abilities creative growth While your child is at our preschool we strive to stimulate … [Read more...]


Parent Participation

Parents are always welcome in the classroom, but not required. If you would like to share a skill, do a special project, read a story or just spend some time in your child’s classroom please speak to your child’s teacher! Parents can also volunteer to be a Parent Representative. Parent Reps. help with Open Houses & fundraising. Please see the Director if you’re interested. … [Read more...]

Lunch Plus

To extend the day even longer children can take part in our Lunch Plus program which is offered Monday - Wednesday until 2:00. During Lunch Plus your child will be offered various art activities, books, a writing center, sensory tables, etc. Also, in good weather we will spend the last 15 minutes outside on the playground. The cost is $36. per day, which includes the $18. Lunch … [Read more...]

The Daily Schedule

The following schedule is a flexible outline which may be modified as needed. 9:00-10:30am - free choice, activity time & art 10:30-10:45am - clean up, bathroom/hand washing & snack time 10:45-11:30am - journal time, group time (stories, songs, games, etc.) 11:30-12:00pm - gross motor time either outdoors or inside 12:00pm- pick up time Optional Lunch … [Read more...]

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held in mid-December. Sign-up sheets will be available well in advance.  Written progress reports are also done in May and will be distributed to each family. Any child that is on an Individual Educational Plan will also have an additional progress report written & distributed in March. Also, at anytime teachers are available to schedule an individual … [Read more...]

Weather Cancellations

Pilgrim Nursery School will always cancel if the Lexington Public Schools are delayed or closed due to the weather. If the driving conditions are judged to be too hazardous, PNS also reserves the right to cancel school, even if Lexington Public hasn’t cancelled. Always check the school’s answering machine for an up-to-the-date announcement @ 781-861-8853. Please note that any … [Read more...]

~ Teachers ~

Lynn Shanahan ~ Mrs. Shanahan will be returning for her 6th year at Pilgrim. She has been a Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher in the past and holds a Master's Degree in Education. Lynn became a teacher because..."I believe that nurturing a child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth in a positive way is critical to their development. Children' minds are always … [Read more...]

~ Assistant Teachers ~

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Now enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year! We encourage interested parents to contact the Director to set up a time to visit the school. Our morning program runs from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Early Bird Drop off available at 8:00am. The school year begins in September and runs to early June. We accept children from 2.9 years old to 5 years old. The following are the … [Read more...]