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The school year runs during Shepherd University's fall and spring semesters. There is no class during SU's Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break.

The class meets daily Monday through Friday. The class time is 8:45 to 11:15 for the morning session. Afternoon classes are from 12:30 to 3:00. Here is the general pattern for each session.

  • Arrival - Greeting Circle
  • Small Group Time
  • Planning Time
  • Play Time
  • Recall Time
  • Clean-Up
  • Snack
  • Circle Time
  • Outside Time
  • Dismissal

This program is for three and four year old children (age as of September 1). There are approximately 16 students in each class. Applications can be requested by calling the nursery school at 304-876-5256 or emailing Children are admitted to the nursery school in the order of date of application with some of the spaces being allotted to children of faculty, staff, and students and some spaces being allotted to children of the community. Wait lists are compiled as applications are received.


Department of Education | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5305 | 800-344-5231