St. Paul's Nursery School
405 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 344-5409

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Our play-based preschool classes have evolved into a well-known and respected program.

Our Philosophy

St. Paul's Nursery School is founded in the beliefs supported by National Association of the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC). Our play based curriculum supports the development of the whole child - socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We respect each child's unique learning style, abilities and developmental level. We believe that hands on learning, where the curriculum can emerge from the child's interests, needs and desires, allows that child to learn in a way that is concrete and meaningful and consistent with child development experts. > more

Our Program

In an atmosphere of love and understanding, our program provides for this important social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth under the guidance of trained teachers and aides as well as participating parents. We are a nonsectarian program open to children from 3 years to 5 years of age. We are a co-op program with required parent participation. "Juniors" (three years old) attend three days per week, and "Seniors" (four and five years old) may attend three or four days per week. > more

Brief History

1950 The school was founded by Ms. Elizabeth Wade (Betty Cockcroft). Eight children were in the first class, which was held in the church.

1980 The first Halloween Fun Faire was held, titled "Little Goblin's Gathering".

1986 St. Paul's was one of the first schools in California to be NAEYC accredited.

1996 Incorporated with the State of California as a non-profit. Name changed from St Paul's Cooperative Nursery School.

2005 Veteran St. Paul's staff members Lisa Williamson and Cathy Alviso step up to team teach the 4-year old class.

2007 Teachers Lisa Williamson and Cathy Alviso both received Outstanding Teacher Awards from the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS).


We are located on the corner of El Camino Real and Chapin Avenue in Burlingame, at 405 El Camino Real. The school is next to St. Paul's Episcopal Church and kitty corner from Mollie Stone's Market. There is a parking lot on Chapin Ave, past the school side gate entrance. Our phone number is 650-344-5409.

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St. Paul's Nursery School is a non-profit, non-discriminatory preschool welcoming families from all religions, races and creeds. We are a parent-participation program founded in 1950 and located in Burlingame, California.
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