GL Preschool

Office Hours

8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

School Hours

9:00-2:30 PM

(814) 238-8110

Welcome to Grace Lutheran Preschool!

Grace Lutheran Preschool provides an atmosphere and environment which is reflective of God's love and which enables children to:

  • Develop a positive self-image, a feeling of belonging, and a sense of security
  • Discover and nurture individual creative expression
  • Cultivate a desire for knowledge and a love of learning
  • Make a transition from home to school by learning to listen and follow directions, work and play cooperatively
  • Respond to structure outside of the home

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We are located at...

205 South Garner Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 238-8110



As part of the ministry of Grace Lutheran Church, a weekday preschool program will be offered to the community. Teaching will be approached from a Christian point of view in a climate in which teacher and child may live and learn together in a Christ-like way.


In 1966, the shared passion, philosophy, and friendship of two church members who were teachers—Gwen Bunnell and Linda Domin—resulted in them creating Grace Lutheran Nursery School, known today as Grace Lutheran Preschool. At the time, there were few preschools in the area. The founders also recognized a need for Penn State’s non-resident graduate students to have somewhere to send their kindergarten-age children to school. Gwen and Linda designed a preschool and kindergarten program focused on social and emotional growth and learning through play. They structured their school to include classroom learning centers, field trips, an annual Christmas concert, nature-based science programs, parent conferences, and provided tuition assistance for families in need. Five decades later, Grace Lutheran Preschool continues to flourish and is still based on the fundamental belief that learning should be a joyful experience for all.

Class Offerings

Details about our class offerings are available via the following links

2 ½ - 3 ½ Year Old Class 3 Year Old Class 4 Year Old Class Jr. Kindergarten Afternoon Enrichment GLP Brochure

Grace Lutheran Church & Preschool
205 South Garner Street, State College, PA 16801
(814) 238-2478

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