Welcome to Harpswell Nature School!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Harpswell Nature School is to provide a high-quality early childhood education program that emphasizes developmental learning, social relationships, family involvement, and care for the environment. Guided by the values of inclusion and equity, the school aims to serve a diverse population in terms of socioeconomic status, cultural background, and ability levels.

The Harpswell Nature School was founded in the fall of 2003 in response to the strong need for an early education program in the town of Harpswell, Maine.  The school is licensed by the Maine Department of Human Services and is located in the Fellowship Hall of the Elijah Kellogg Church in Harpswell Center.

HNS teachers have training and credentials in early childhood, and extensive classroom experience. At HNS, small class sizes allow teachers to provide students with a unique level of individual attention. The teacher to student ratio varies by class but does not exceed 1:7.


Lauren Akeley-Taylor  – Classroom Phone:  (207) 833-5102
Email: [email protected]


Elijah Kellogg Church
917 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, Maine 04079

Preschool Hours for 2022-23

Mondays and Wednesdays 9 am- 3 pm, and Fridays 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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