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Welcome to

Nursery School

A play-based preschool 
committed to nurturing children and 
cultivating a lifelong love of learning 

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Who we are

Friends Nursery School is a play-based preschool in Palo Alto committed to nurturing the development of every child that walks through our doors.  

Our fully-qualified teachers plan a well-rounded, creative program enabling children to explore the world around them through their senses, stimulating their creativity and leading them to become confident and resilient individuals.  

Our low student:teacher ratio provides your child with an incredible amount of support while they develop social skills with their peers.

Our private and expansive outdoor play area truly makes us unique.

Come and visit us to see for yourself!

What Parents Think

"To say we are grateful to have found Friends would be an understatement. It’s been a wonderful preschool for our whole family.


The massive outdoor space is pure magic. The art and sensory experiences are abundant and wildly fun.


Community fundraising events hosted during the year are always delight.


Lastly, we adore the playful teaching staff. It’s inspiring to watch them honor each child’s unique personality, all the while nurturing their socialization skills. We couldn’t have asked for a better preschool experience. "

Freya's mom

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