The Bucket School

As a ministry of First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, it is our mission to provide a positive preschool experience in a safe and loving Christian environment, where a child can thrive, gain a love of learning, and cultivate a sense of self.


Registration now open for the 2022-2023 school year!

At The Bucket School, we pride ourselves on small class sizes, development of Christian values, and a play-based learning philosophy to help young children build a solid foundation to become lifelong learners. Our curriculum is aimed at nurturing the whole child through developmentally appropriate, hands-on thematic units. It is our goal to foster a child’s growth in mind and spirit – “to fill our buckets,” so to speak, with knowledge, love, joy, generosity, and wonder. Our programs are grounded in the Pennsylvania Standards for Early Learning and utilize multisensory curricula such as Fundations and Handwriting Without Tears to help prepare young learners for the next step beyond our school. Specials such as music, library, organized gym class, and mini worship offer enriching opportunities to gain developmental skills in an engaging way.