A Unique Parent-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-run cooperative dedicated to fostering exploration, play, and the lifelong love of learning. Under the guidance 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.

Mary Greene Fund

Over the past 26 years, the names and faces of ANS families have changed, but one thing has remained constant – Mary Greene and her steadfast commitment to our little school with big dreams. Please take a moment to reflect on how much Ashmont Nursery School and Mary Greene have meant to your family and consider making a donation to the Mary Greene Fund. With your help, we can ensure that her legacy lives on and can build the future of our little school with big dreams.


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