Nobel Learning Communities Inc., a for-profit school operator based in West Chester, said it has sold one of its schools to another preschool provider for $1.9 million.

The company did not name the school, but said it "intends to coordinate an effective transition."

The sale will generate an after-tax gain of approximately $475,000, or 4 cents to 5 cents per share, to be recognized during the company's fiscal third quarter ending March 31, 2007, Nobel said. The proceeds will be used to reduce debt.