Chester Academy:  (603) 887-3621

chester academy

Chester Academy is the town’s largest school for grades K-8.

Main Desk Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45am – 4:00pm
22 Murphy Drive, Chester, NH 03036
Fax: (603) 887-4961

Chester Academy PTA

Looking for the Chester Academy PTA? Visit the website for all meetings and sponsored events information.

Linda’s Daycare & Preschool:  (603)  483-5132

Linda’s Daycare & Preschool was established in Chester, NH in 1985.It has always been my goal for children to have a nurturing home environment that every parent wants for their child. I enroll children 6 weeks through 12 years. At Linda’s Daycare & Preschool I provide a safe, loving, reliable and affordable childcare, which includes a preschool program. The curriculum is designed to be adaptable for children 2 years – 5 years of age. The children will gain new skills at their own pace. Not only will children established self-confidence, they will establish strong bonds with their peers and daycare staff. Children will develop longtime friendships with children in the group. My life’s work has been dedicated to the needs of children.

Linda Godin (owner/daycare provider)
9 Birch Rd.
Chester NH 03036

Program Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Preschool Curriculum Includes:

  • Circle Time
  • Story Time
  • Calendar
  • Skills Development
  • Letters & Numbers
  • Phonics
  • Colors & Shapes
  • Licensed #1728
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • On going training through workshops and ECE Seminars
  • Open School Year mid-August till mid – June

Once Upon A Child Family Day Care:  (603) 887-2352

The mission of Once Upon a Child Family Daycare, LLC is to provide safe, affordable, high quality family home child care where children are recognized as individuals and are encouraged to develop at their own pace. The program provides a loving and nurturing home environment for children to grow and learn. Children will develop a feeling of security and belonging and be given the opportunity to develop needed social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.

Kristine LaPorte, Owner/Provider
44 McIntosh Lane, Chester, NH 03036

Programs Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Daily Activities Include:

  • Preschool Curriculum
  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills
  • Circle Time, Story Time, Arts and Crafts
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play with Age Appropriate Guidance
  • Quiet Time
  • Nutritional Breakfast, Lunch and two Snacks

We are one of only four Nationally Accredited Family Child Programs throughout the State of New Hampshire.  National Accreditation status is the highest achievement available to licensed child care providers.  For more detailed information, please visit

We have firsthand knowledge of the top eight common food allergies and are a peanut/tree nut free environment.  We understand the severity of food allergies and are very careful to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for children so that they are never excluded from group activities or separated at meal times.  We are members of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.  We are members of the USDA Food Program.

*Will accommodate teachers schedule allowing parents to take 6 weeks off in the summer without charge.

License #5697
CPR and First Aid Certified
Member USDA Food Program

Pinkerton High School – Grades 9-12: (603) 432-2588

Pinkerton Academy is located in Derry, New Hampshire where it was incorporated in 1814 by Major John Pinkerton and Elder James Pinkerton. It is the largest independent academy in the United States serving 3,250 students as the high school (grades 9 – 12) for the communities of Derry, Hampstead and Chester. The Academy is a private non-profit corporation administered by a Headmaster, who in turn acts under the direction of an elected twelve member Board of Trustees.
5 Pinkerton Street, Derry, NH 03038