Play. Learn. Grow

Orchard Ridge Nursery School

It’s a great place to be apreschool kid!

General Info


1025 McKenna Blvd
Madison, WI 53719

Phone & Email


School Hours

M-F: 7:45am – 5pm
Weekends: Closed

School Info

Director: Miss Liz
Grade Levels: 2K-4K

Attend Our Summer Camp

Summer Camp - Kids Playing
Have fun with us at our summer camp. ORNS offers a summer camp for current students, ages 3 – 6, and alumni kindergartners. Children must be toilet trained to attend. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We Won Again!

Hulafrog's Most Loved Preschool of 2022

Thanks to our amazing community, we have won Hulafrog’s Most Loved Preschool again! This marks the 8 consecutive year of wining this award.

Why Choose ORNS?

Preschool Children playing with a sensory table

When it comes to preschools, we realize there are many good choices. So why choose ORNS? Click the button below to see why we think we are the best choice for your family.

Take A Virtual Tour

preschoolTake a tour of our building with Miss Liz. And then, click the button below to meet the rest of our staff.

Our Mission & Vision

Orchard Ridge Nursery School (ORNS) is a non-profit preschool founded in 1967. Since then, we have been a pioneer in providing high-quality education. Located in Madison, WI, we serve families with children between 27 months and five years of age.

Our mission is to serve the whole child. We strive to provide developmentally appropriate, child-centered, play-based learning experiences for preschool children and their families.

Orchard Ridge Nursery School has been fulfilling its mission since 1967 by providing children with a foundation for lifelong success. We accomplish this by:

  • Providing a nurturing, play-based curriculum.
  • Retaining experienced, high-quality teachers.
  • Offering flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of families.
  • Maintaining a robust internal community.

Quick Links

Admissions Info

Click here to learn more about enrolling at Orchard Ridge Nursery School.


Click here to view the academic, snack, and event calendars.

The Owl-a-Gram

Click here to learn about a variety of things related to ORNS. You’ll find our monthly newsletters, helpful tips to make your preschool experience better, as well as general announcements.


Click here to learn about the annual events at ORNS each year.



What Parents Are Saying

Hulafrog’s Most Loved Winner

Children Educated By Our Teachers

Schedule A Tour

Website Contact Lead

Combined Years of Teaching Experience

Years We Have Been Teaching Preschoolers