Welcome to Northminster Preschool

We're excited to welcome you! Below you'll find quick links to all the important information about our programs. If you're new and interested in learning more about the classes we offer, select "Interested Parents". If you're ready to enroll, select "Enrollment" to jump to all the relevant forms needed to get started. For more information, check out our Facebook page!

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About Northminster Preschool

Since our school was organized in 1972, we have been dedicated to providing a play-based program for child development in a Christian atmosphere. We provide learning experiences for children of the church membership and the community in an environment that encourages the child to:

  • Ask questions.
  • Explore and experiment.
  • Develop new security and independence in the world outside the home.
  • Make friends and learn to interact with other children and adults.

Under the leadership of qualified teachers, the preschool classes include a balance of guided play activities, creative artwork, music and movement, outdoor and indoor large muscle play, language development, storytime, and various other group activities.

The school is non-profit and self-supporting, functioning as a service to the community with the approval of the Session and Christian Education Committee of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Classes are staffed with qualified, experienced teachers and assistants. All staff members are trained and certified by the American Heart Association in Pediatric CPR and Emergency First Aid Procedures for infants and children. The school is licensed to operate by the Marion County Board of Health and is inspected annually.

We are grateful to Northminster Presbyterian Church for its support and for sharing its facilities with us. We are also grateful to our parents for their confidence in us, their enthusiasm, and their wonderful children, without whom we would have no purpose.

Interested Parents

The Northminster Community Preschool offers the following programs:

2/3’s Class

The 2/3's program provides a warm and caring environment for children's first experience away from parents and with peers.  We focus on creating a positive and happy time for them with opportunities to learn cooperation and sharing skills, and to stimulate their curiosity.  Our hope is for them to grow socially and emotionally.

  • Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Children must be 18 months old by August 1 of the upcoming school year and not yet eligible for preschool.
  • The Wednesday class is specifically for children who are 2 ½ years old by August 1.
  • Most children come one day a week but are welcome to attend more days.
  • Children bring their lunch to school and nap at school.

3/4’s Preschool Class

The 3/4's and 4/5's classes embrace the philosophy that children learn best through play and are focused on providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is consistent with early childhood education.  We provide a fun and safe learning experience with growth, development, and a solid learning foundation in mind. Children participate in activities to develop gross and fine motor skills and are encouraged to explore, interact and cooperate with their peers.  We offer many opportunities for children to express themselves creatively through music, art, dramatic play and building. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

  • Children must be 3 years old by August 1 of the upcoming school year.
  • Children must be potty trained before entering preschool.

4/5’s Preschool Class

  • Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Children must be 4 years old by August 1 of the upcoming school year. 

Tuition Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

Tuition is paid monthly to Northminster Community Preschool.
  • 2/3’s Class: $130 per day enrolled (1 day is $130/month, 2 is $260/month, 3 is $390/month)
  • 3/4’s Preschool: $260/month
  • 4/5’s Preschool: $390/month


  • Registration for the 2024-2025 school year begins in February 2024.
  • Register at the preschool office just inside the north entrance to the church.
  • Registration forms must be accompanied by a non-refundable registration check.

Current Families and Alumni Families

  • Registration begins on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Forms will be sent home with children the week prior.

Members of Northminster Presbyterian Church

  • Registration begins Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Forms can be obtained from the preschool office or through the links provided below.

Community Registration

  • Registration begins Monday, February 6th, 2024 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Forms can be obtained from the Preschool Office or through the links provided below.

Open House

NCP will be holding an Open House for new families on Monday, February 6, 2024, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Registration Fees for 2024-25

A registration fee of $100 is required for all classes.

Tuition for 2024-2025 School Year

2/3’s Class: $130/day enrolled (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday classes offered)

3/4’s Class: $260/month (Classes are Tuesday and Thursday)

4/5’s Class: $390/month (Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Registration Enrollment form and a $100 non-refundable registration fee are required to hold your child’s spot in class.

For additional information or to schedule a tour, please contact Shiloh O’Rourke, Director of Preschool, or Patti Griffey, Director of 2/3’s Class, at (317) 251-9489 or email at 

Registration Forms

Enrollment Form  Emergency Medical Form


2023-24 Parent Handbook (pdf)  2023-24 Calendar (pdf)

Contact Us

Shiloh O'Rourke, Director of Preschool

1660 Kessler Blvd E Dr

Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

(317) 251-9489