List of Peanut Free Schools!!!

Posted on: Fri, 04/23/1999 - 2:19pm
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

I would like everyone to post schools that they know are peanut free. Put as much info as you know about them. I know there are a lot of them in the United States and Canada. I would like to see if there are some in other countries as well . Please put the name address including country, phone and anything else you know about it. Reply to this post when posting them to keep the information organized. Please do some searching for them if you can also.

Stay Safe,


Posted on: Fri, 04/23/1999 - 2:29pm
Chris PeanutAllergy Com's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

We have people with peanut allergy who would like to know where these schools are, some are so frustrated with their schools, they feel they need to move to find a safe one! Some single parents have a very hard time trying to get (and keep) the school safe while they do everything else they have to do, and have told me they would like to move because their school is not safe, but they cannot even afford to move.

Posted on: Sat, 04/24/1999 - 10:33am
dhumphries's picture
Joined: 02/02/1999 - 09:00

My day care and preschool recently went peanut free and are very astute in reading labels on food products to keep my son safe. My school is:
First Baptist Church Child Developement Center
1305 Wildcat
Portland, Texas 78374
The assistant director, Sue Bohn, was instrumental in getting the center to go peanut free.
Portland is a small community (could be considered a suburb) of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/1999 - 12:36am
kalpertk's picture
Joined: 08/30/1999 - 09:00

My sons preschool, when he was there, became peanut free. I believe that it still is. It is TOTS Cooperative Nursery School
19 W. Main St.
Moorestown, NJ 08057 (609)234-8515
My daughter "graduated" two years ago and at that point it was peanut free. In fact they became very aware of allergies and were wonderful to work with.

Posted on: Sun, 09/05/1999 - 6:15am
Patti's picture
Joined: 01/27/1999 - 09:00

The preschool where my two sons went and my peanut allergic daughter will go went peanut free as of last year. It is
East Hanover Cooperative Nursery School
469 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936
The director's name is Fran DiFrancisco
I have to say I do not have anyone personally attending the school now that it is peanut free so I don't know how thorough they are. But I will be sending my daughter there probably half way throught next year.

Posted on: Sun, 04/29/2007 - 3:00am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

St. John's Episcopal Church Preschool in Wake Forest, NC is peanut free!

Posted on: Sun, 04/29/2007 - 4:19am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

Rivier College Early Childhood Center
Nashua, NH
Preschool, Kindergarten, and daycare
Full-time nurse on site
All staff is epi-pen trained
Peanut-free; Nut-free and they will make certain classrooms free of allergens when necessary for a child
**The nurse/teachers make wheat-free play-dough due to wheat allergies, they make their own bird seed**
Parents must sign a form that they agree to the peanut-, nut-free rule and have read the school-provided info about food allergies

Posted on: Sun, 04/29/2007 - 5:58am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

Jewish Community Center
Owings Mills, MD
Early Childhood Department
Preschool 2s through Kindergarten:
-All snacks and cooking projects are nut free and kosher.
-Snack closet can be inspected by parents if desired.
-Only treat for parties permitted is Krispy Kreme (unless milk, wheat or egg allergy present too.)
-Full time nurse present.
Staff trained about food allergies and Epipen use.
Kids eat in their classroom but no peanut butter or nut products are allowed.
Great program!

Posted on: Sun, 04/29/2007 - 8:02am
JennB's picture
Joined: 01/31/2007 - 09:00

Block Island Early Learing Center, Block Island, Rhode Island became peanut free, when my daughter tested positive. We are so grateful !

Posted on: Mon, 04/30/2007 - 11:30am
turlisa's picture
Joined: 08/29/2004 - 09:00

Miller School (elementary k-5) (SAD 40 elementary schools included)
Rt 32
Waldoboro, ME 04572
is peanut free.

Posted on: Mon, 04/30/2007 - 11:47am
safetyfirst's picture
Joined: 09/21/2005 - 09:00

Otterbein Elementary School(k-6)
Boswell Elementary School(k-6)
Prairie Crossing School(k-6)
Benton Community Jr. Sr. High(7-12)
All in Benton County Indiana!

Posted on: Tue, 05/01/2007 - 3:45pm
hopechapel's picture
Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

Lake champlain Waldorf School - Shelburne VT.
Admissions lady said they had a child there once who was aerosol sensitive and so they vecuumed room out with a HEPA vacuum. They seemed experienced with the issue and unafraid of it. (we did not go there - not firsthand).

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 10:56am
ConcernedDa's picture
Joined: 09/15/2006 - 09:00

My PA son is in Kindergarten in a private Catholic school. It is Peanut and Tree Nut free. "May Contains" and "Made in a facility" products are not allowed.
Our Lady of Peace
99 South Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
(908) 464-8567

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 1:01pm
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

Sunrise Ridge Elementary
Cloverdale, BC

Posted on: Mon, 05/07/2007 - 1:39pm
3xy1PAinNH's picture
Joined: 08/07/2006 - 09:00

Chapel School (preschool)
Nashua NH
Lamb's workshop (preschool) Prek-K
Bedford NH

Posted on: Mon, 05/07/2007 - 10:50pm
melissa's picture
Joined: 07/05/2004 - 09:00

Fincastle Preschool
Fincastle VA
(very small parent run school ages 3 and 4)

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 1:03am
hopechapel's picture
Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

Waldorf of Atlanta
They have a nut-free Kindergarten room and flour free for their celiac child.
Only bummer is school events are often pot-luck and often the allergic children do not attend.
But -- teacher in the K seemed very conscious and conscientious.

Posted on: Thu, 05/10/2007 - 8:09am
LindyLovesA's picture
Joined: 08/10/2006 - 09:00

Rainbow Preschool in Troy MI is PN free and the coordinator is really good about safe snacks.

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2007 - 9:48am
SusieT-R's picture
Joined: 09/25/2002 - 09:00

The Baldwin School (K-12), Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Nut free
The Shipley School (K-12), Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Nut free
The Haverford School (K-12). Nut free
Adath Israel Preschool - Peanut Free. Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Posted on: Mon, 05/14/2007 - 11:45am
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

Pendelton school at IMG Sports Academy Bradenton, Florida
academic school, sports academy campus peanut and nut free None in vending machines or cafeterias and monitored as much as possible on campus. Peanut/nut free snacks delivered to pre-K - 2 nd grade by mom with children with food allergies. All birthday cupcakes and school event foods are also free of peanuts and nuts and if necessary other allergens. Nurses and numerous people on campus trained in allergic reactions and use of epi. Also accomodates other allergies such as wheat and sunflower. Peanut/nut free signs posted throughout campus. Letter sent at beginning of year to all parents/students so that they understand allergen policy. Allergen friendly products such as Phillyswirl and allerenergy bars sold at deli on campus.
[This message has been edited by Danielle (edited May 14, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 05/26/2007 - 7:58am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I too would like to know a list of schools that have banned peanut butter. I am trying to get my sons elementary school to ban pb. Not only is he allergic, but my youngest one is as well. He will be going next year. My oldest has been thru h%$% this past year and so have I. THANK GOD he has not had a reaction, BUT it is a battle to keep him safe. It don't think it should be. Am I wrong?

Posted on: Sat, 05/26/2007 - 10:48am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

Kindercare Learning Center, Fremont, CA

Posted on: Mon, 05/28/2007 - 2:12pm
jdsobrien's picture
Joined: 12/16/2005 - 09:00

No -- You are not wrong. Possibly tired, frustrated, scared, angry, sad, exhausted, but not wrong. I have now fought for three years to get my son's school to wake up about food allergies. My DS is highly -- allergic to all nuts and sesame. In fact this weekend we were in the ER due to transfer (i.e. somewhere between a waffle and some candy we thought was safe - someone touched a nut and touched what he ate). I have begged, pleded, and threatened the school. It is a constant battle -- you hit the nail on the head. It gives me faith to scroll down the page and see that children with nut allergies can go to school each day in a safe environment. I hope we all get there some day. I learned today that McDonalds (at least in Southern Michigan) no longer serve nuts with their ice cream due to individuals with allergies. Amazing...
[This message has been edited by jdsobrien (edited May 29, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 12:14pm
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Joined: 05/01/2007 - 09:00

Fort Zumwalt School District
St. Charles County, Missouri
Wife to Joel (since 1999)
SAHM to:
DS1 (May 2003) PA since Feb 2004
DS2 (Jan 2006) KNA
[i]"With God all things are possible." ~ Matthew 19:26[/i]

Posted on: Wed, 11/14/2007 - 11:45pm
Katoomba's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 07:12

My son's daycare is peanut-free.
Childcare Network
Durham, NC
They run 150 daycare/preschools in the southeast and it is my understanding that being peanut-free is a global policy for all schools. The staff has been great and they manage egg, nut, dairy and soy allergies in my son's class alone.

Posted on: Thu, 12/06/2007 - 12:25am
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Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

I am currently looking for a Peanut Free school in south eastern Pennsylvania. Anywhere from West Chester, Allentown, Reading, King of Prussia, Exton, Main Line, Lancaster. I'd like a school that does more than preschool, but at this point, I'd take preschool. Can anyone help?

Posted on: Thu, 12/20/2007 - 12:39pm
psufan1996's picture
Joined: 06/03/2007 - 09:00

McCarran Child Development Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

Posted on: Sun, 01/13/2008 - 3:54pm
Topaz's picture
Joined: 01/13/2008 - 22:29

Knowledge Beginnings (infant care to extended care for elementary school students)
Vancouver, WA
Also, KinderCare Learning Centers are all peanut free in the U.S., I believe.

Posted on: Mon, 01/14/2008 - 11:45pm
Chris's picture
Joined: 01/12/1999 - 09:00

Re: List of Peanut Free Schools!!!
Any studies or lists found on this topic, or in the process of being done that you know about? The media is inquiring also so please post what you find as we have directed them to this thread.

Posted on: Wed, 05/05/2010 - 2:44am
tammy brunk's picture
Joined: 05/05/2010 - 09:37

this is for #24 how did you get it done..we are fighting to get a safe school in st joe mo. my grandson could die from it being on another childs breath. At an awards garthering they were handing out pb cookies. his mom caught his hand in time..THANK GOD!!! We need help.. anyone that can give pointers on this fight please do.

Posted on: Wed, 05/05/2010 - 2:49am
tammy brunk's picture
Joined: 05/05/2010 - 09:37

anyone in the st joe area that knows someone with a peanut allergy please e-mail me we are fighting to get a peanut free school here in st joe.

Posted on: Fri, 05/21/2010 - 10:59am
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Joined: 05/21/2010 - 17:59

Holy Trinity School in Norfolk,VA offers grade K3 to 8th. Holy Trinity is a Food Allergy Aware School. All teachers and staff receive epi-pen training. Teachers are up to date on all individual emergency plans (even if they do not have an allergic child in their class). For more information you can call the school at 757-583-1873. Holy Trinity School, 154 W. Government Ave. Norfolk, VA. 23503. My daughter is deadly allergic to peanuts. She has attended the school for 3 years with no problems.

Posted on: Sat, 07/03/2010 - 1:47am's picture
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looking for nut free schools near syracuse ny

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2010 - 2:26am
PNTNfreemom's picture
Joined: 06/03/2010 - 08:04

New Enterprise Academy
An excellent private school for preK (age 3) through 5th grade in O'Fallon, Illinois (suburb of St. Louis, MO).
A peanut and tree nut-free school. This school is very willing to work with other allergies, too, as needed.

Posted on: Sat, 07/31/2010 - 2:51am
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Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Kindercare Learning Center - I believe all are nut free.
Witchcraft Heights Elemantary - Salem, MA

Posted on: Wed, 08/04/2010 - 11:35am
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Joined: 08/04/2010 - 18:13

My son is about to enter Kindergarten and is severely allergic to peanuts. He can not be touched by anything containing peanuts! Immediate reaction how will someone get to him in time with his Epi-pen which stays in the office when another child touches him or his supplies after eating PB&J or the PB cookies they serve on a regular basis? They can seclude him but that still does not ensure the other kids will wash hands to keep him safe. Seems like no one gets the seriousness of this/his allergy. The lunch coordinator doesn't know what is safe and what isn't!!! There is finally a childcare center in Clarksville, TN (just down the road) that is peanut free!! I will be trying to get the school to go peanut free, any advice?
#20...Not Wrong

Posted on: Wed, 08/04/2010 - 11:42am
pnutfreemamma's picture
Joined: 08/04/2010 - 18:13

#22... It so relieving to know we are not the only ones!! I was beginning to wonder if my son was the only one with the touch and transfer effect of peanuts and peanut products! Even a few family members think it is just over protective mamma syndrome, but they have not had the misfortune of experiencing the poisoning. It is serious and scary stuff. Good luck, Take care and God Bless!

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2010 - 9:06am
sodapup's picture
Joined: 09/03/2010 - 16:03

Irvine Child Devlepment Center, Irvine, CA
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church preschool, Garden Grove CA
any HeadStart but need to qaulfy as low-income
Have worked/volunteered at all three. They are willing to be educated and work with parents of allergic children no matter allergy.
Our Redeemer had a glutien free room and learned to make glutien free play-dough.

Posted on: Sat, 09/11/2010 - 7:44am
dorry85's picture
Joined: 08/01/2008 - 09:20

Evangeline Elementary School
Lafayette, Louisiana

Posted on: Sat, 09/11/2010 - 8:04am
zeena2's picture
Joined: 09/01/2010 - 18:55

Are there any peanut free schools in O'Fallon for middle schoolers?

Posted on: Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:08am
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Joined: 01/31/2011 - 17:06

Does anyone know of any peanut free elementary schools in the Collierville, TN or Memphis, TN area? DD will be entering K in the fall. Currently having a major struggle with the preschool she is in. Any info on approaching a school to go peanut free would be wonderful!

Posted on: Sun, 04/10/2011 - 4:35am
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Joined: 04/10/2011 - 11:28

I live in Portland Oregon, Just had my daughter diagnosed with severe peanut allergy I have time before school but looking for a place safe for her to go to school peanut free, looking to move to an area or state with acceptance to the severe allergy. any suggestion or help is appreciated I am learning as I go we have found a preschool in SW Portland says they are peanut free investigating now. I would love to relocate to an area with a school district of peanut free awareness. not doing well with search to many hate monger post to fiddle through. I am willing to go private or charter school to guarantee safety of child.

Posted on: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 12:43pm
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Joined: 09/17/2012 - 19:38

I am dealing with so many of these issues! I have a 7 year old daughter with a peanut allergy, been fighting with the school since day 1!! Finally seem to have them understanding and now that they made her classroom peanut free they are talking about changing it because parents are complaining! I had to call in sick to work tomorrow so I can go research more schools to try to find a safer school! I never thought I would get such a social backlash over a severe medical condition! Beyond disgusted! Any suggestions??

Posted on: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 12:43pm
jleaackley's picture
Joined: 09/17/2012 - 19:38

I am dealing with so many of these issues! I have a 7 year old daughter with a peanut allergy, been fighting with the school since day 1!! Finally seem to have them understanding and now that they made her classroom peanut free they are talking about changing it because parents are complaining! I had to call in sick to work tomorrow so I can go research more schools to try to find a safer school! I never thought I would get such a social backlash over a severe medical condition! Beyond disgusted! Any suggestions??

Posted on: Wed, 03/13/2013 - 4:17am
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Joined: 03/13/2013 - 11:11

LePort Schools, a group of Montessori preschools in Irvine and Huntington Beach, California, maintains nut and peanut free classrooms for infants, toddlers, preschool and 1st - 3rd grade.
Link to school locations:
We also have a very detailed, explicit anaphylactic allergy policy, which you can download here:
We have many children with severe food allergies who attend our preschools. Our staff is trained in managing allergies, and we work closely with parents and the children's pediatrician to provide us with an allergy treatment plan for each child.

Posted on: Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:54am
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Joined: 10/28/2014 - 12:21

Country Day School
Largo, FL

Posted on: Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:16pm
Bryan's picture
Joined: 10/29/2014 - 00:47

Milwaukee Seventh-day Adventist School is peanut free.
10900 West Mill rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(414) 353-3520
They also accept parental choice if you live in the Milwaukee city limits.
There took precautions for my daughters 1st 3 years, then when we voiced our fears and concerns, they went totally peanut free.

Posted on: Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:56pm
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Joined: 01/20/2011 - 13:20

Creative Minds Learning Center
a preschool in Fresno, CA

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