A Description of our School:

  • Our aim at Mount Desert Nursery School is to provide a high quality, integrated early education and childcare service.
  • We care for children ages 2½ to school age whose families live or work in the towns of Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Trenton, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and surrounding communities in Hancock County.
  • We provide a rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum in a fun, safe and caring environment.
  • Our program encourages and assists children to increase independence, develop self-confidence, relate respectfully with people and promotes a growing awareness of their world. Independent daily living skills focus on physical coordination and growth, emotional expression and communication, social interactions and group participation.
  • Our daily schedule includes a balance of play and rest, indoor and outdoor time and activities led by teachers and those chosen by children.


Enrollment for the 2022-23 School Year is Open
Preference given to families seeking full time, five days a week.

Please fill out the form below to begin the enrollment process. 
Thank you for contacting us. We will get back to you as soon as possible! If you do not hear from MDNS within 7 days, please contact us directly at 207-276-5563 or mdns.sarah@gmail.com
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Schedule Choices

We are a unique-two program facility. 

We offer a half day schedule until 1:00 p.m. or a full day schedule available until 4:00 p.m.  

Each program includes an early education curriculum and interactive environment.


Enrollment Requirements
  • - At least 30 months or older
  • - Fully toilet-trained - no "pull-ups", please.
  • - Minimum of 3 days per week.

Mount Desert Nursery School is looking for substitute teachers to fill in for shifts throughout the school year. 

- Up to 8-hour shift 

- Children 2 ½ years old to 5-years-old. 

- Background check required

- Full- or half-day shifts

- Starting at $15/hour

Email Executive Director Sarah Hinckley at mdns.sarah@gmail.com or call (207) 276-5563 to find out more.