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Please download the application below and fill out all fields.

Applications can be emailed to

Your non-refundable registration fee of $150 can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 261, Franconia, NH 03580

We look forward to hearing from you and enriching your child through play-centered learning in nature.



Q. When can we apply?

We have rolling admission throughout the year. We do maintain an active waitlist, so if you're interested in future openings, please contact us.

Q. How does your school year run?

We follow the Lafayette Regional School calendar for the school year.  

Q. What days are you open?

We're open Monday-Friday during the school year. The school day runs 8:00am to 1:00pm. We are also open for aftercare from 1:00-3:30.​

Q. What are the ages of your students?

Students range from 3 to 5 years.

Q. What are your expectations for parent involvement?

As a cooperative preschool, parents/guardians are an integral part of our learning environment. Parents/guardians are expected to volunteer in the classroom as a helper on a regular basis (1 day every four weeks) and to help prepare and clean the school as needed. This year, parent/guardian help may take different forms as we navigate guidelines with Covid-19. Parents/guardians will still contribute to the community through donations and work on projects when not in the classroom. Parents/guardians are required to participate in fundraising activities and attend Spring membership meetings. We understand that sometimes life happens and are happy to work with your family to meet both your needs and those of the school.

​Q. Where are you located?

We are located at Copper Cannon Camp at 231 Gale River Rd. in Bethlehem, NH. This expansive and beautiful forest location offers children endless opportunities to develop their senses as they explore an exciting natural environment. 

Near I-93, Routes 18, 116 and 302, GRCP is convenient to families from Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Lisbon, Littleton and Sugar Hill.

Q. What's your mailing address?

Gale River Cooperative Preschool

PO Box 261

Franconia, NH 03580


Contact Us

If you have any questions about our nature based preschool.

Tel: (603) 823-9995


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Physical Address:

231 Gale River Rd.

Bethlehem, NH 03574

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 261

Franconia, NH 03580

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