At this same time, the plan to have an associated day school that would provide high quality, early childhood education emerged, leading to the founding of National Presbyterian School in 1969. The School’s by-laws are approved by the Session of the Church, which also approves the appointments of members of the School’s Board of Trustees and of the Head of School.
Initially, the School offered a cooperative nursery program for three and four year old children, and was intended to serve residents of the surrounding community and members of the Church. It welcomed children of all religions, races, and nationalities. Among its first thirty-six students were children from France, Germany, Mexico, and Sweden. The first Kindergarten class was added in 1972, and by 1976 the School had grown to include Grades 1 through 3.