Welcome to Upper Lonsdale Preschool

Upper Lonsdale Preschool (ULP) is one of the longest running preschools in North Vancouver.

Parents at ULP have the unique opportunity to be present in their child’s world and be partners in their children’s first educational experience.

Our mission at Upper Lonsdale Preschool is to offer a play-based program where all children are welcome to explore, learn and grow together. Preschool aged children have the opportunity to develop their social, emotional, physical and intellectual selves in a safe and caring child-centered environment that encourages self-esteem and independence, where tolerance, respect and consideration are given to all students. What’s best for each child and each unique class as a whole, direct the school’s curriculum.

Upper Lonsdale Preschool is a parent-involvement preschool. We emphasize parent-involvement as a less burdensome approach compared to parent-participation. Our approach fosters a sense of partnership and collaboration, allowing parents to contribute in ways that fit their schedules and preferences. Whether it’s putting out signs once a year for our open house, organizing a playground meet-up, or completing light online administration from home right through to an executive role shaping the vision of the preschool, we work to find a role that fits your family’s ability to take part.

Come and see for yourself what unique and exciting experiences await your child and your family at ULP!

At ULP we respectfully acknowledge that we work, play and learn on the unceded ancestral territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action.


Join our wonderful community of North Vancouver’s longest standing preschool, where we’ve been fostering a love for learning & growth through play for over 70 years

Registration for the 2024/25 preschool year is now open. Simply complete our REGISTRATION FORM to join our community in September 2024.

The password for the form is ULP2024

Please see the Registration Page for further information or contact us directly at registration@upperlonsdalepreschool.com

Virtual open house


ULP was the most wonderful experience for us and the teachers are absolute gems that made navigating challenges with our developmentally delayed child so much easier. Not only did they connect me with resources I knew nothing about as a first time parent, but they made sure my child received the extra attention and encouragement she needed.
ULP really helps kids thrive, focusing on social bonds, learning through play and encouraging children to express themselves through music and movement. Quite frankly, I was a little sad when our time was done and I know many other parents felt the same way.
– ULP Parent, JP

This place is so magical! My daughter had extreme separation anxiety but instantly she LOVED this preschool and woke up every single day and asked to go to preschool. She comes home with the cutest art projects every day and tells me about the different activities they do each day. Can’t speak highly enough of the teachers, they put their heart in soul in the preschool and each kid. Highly recommended!!
– ULP Parent, JS

Preschool Hours

Children are enrolled in either the morning or afternoon classes.

AM Class
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:15AM – 11:45AM

PM Class
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
12:45PM – 3:15PM