A Unique parent-led, professionally-run Cooperative School in Dorchester for Children 24 months to 5 Years


School Philosophy

Ashmont Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool for children aged 24 months to 5 years (as of September 1st). It is located at One Ashmont Street in Dorchester — near Codman Square — and accessible by T (Ashmont Station). Facilities include a spacious indoor play area with a wide variety of materials and a fully equipped outdoor play yard. The school is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).


The school is a parent-led, professionally-run cooperative dedicated to fostering exploration, play, and the lifelong love of learning. Under the direction and in partnership with our certified teachers, the parents form a community that encourages caring for all of the children and families, a sharing of ideas, skills, concerns, and values.


Every morning my daughter asks, ‘Is it a school day?’ and is thrilled when the answer is ‘Yes!’