Welcome to Ladue Chapel Nursery School

Welcome to the joys of learning at Ladue Chapel Nursery School - a place where young children, individually and as a group, begin their quest for knowledge about themselves, others and the world in which they live. For more than 65 years Ladue Chapel Nursery School has provided the important 'first step' in education for generations of children.

Ladue Chapel Nursery School is a nurturing environment where curiosity, friendship and play are encouraged. We strive to provide children with a safe and engaging facility directed by adults who model kind and loving behavior. Each day begins with warm greetings from the teachers at carpool time. Children walk through our halls on their way to their cubby to hang up their coat and backpack. Then off to wash hands and join the "clean hand club". The children are ready for the day to begin...



Through the years, one thing has remained the same.

The goal of the Ladue Chapel Nursery School is to enrich the lives of children so that their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development may be achieved while providing a firm foundation for the enjoyment of learning and living.

 “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”-Fred Rogers



LCNS provides children the opportunity for growth and learning by laying down the foundation for  children to construct knowledge and learn best through play. By exploring and experimenting with a variety of materials made available each day, the children are encouraged to be active participants in the learning experience.



Ladue Chapel Nursery School provides a warm and nurturing environment where children learn through play in ways appropriate to their age level and development. We give children the opportunity to discover the love of learning and curiosity about their world. Fostering independence and social skills is also a focus.

A First Step In Education

Program Highlights include:

  • "Nature on the Move" science program where children learn about everything from camouflage to animal habitats.
  • A physical education program, "Gym with Kim" where children learn to move and exercise in a group setting.
  • Nature walks to explore our world.
  • Sledding when it snows and ice skating in January for our older children.
  • Our oldest classes put on a play culminating at the end of the school year.
  • An on-site library