Our school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 12. Classrooms are broken up by age; the younger children (beginning at 2.9) are in the Dolphin Room and the older children are in the Starfish Room (pre-k).

Our Afternoon Adventure program extends the school day to 2:30 to give children more time with their teachers and friends to learn, play, explore, and engage with each other in smaller group settings.

Our Preschool opens in early September and closes in early June. Our vacations closely follow the Manchester Public School calendar.

Morning and Afternoon sessions - Monday thru Friday

Magic Years Cooperative Nursery School In Manchester-by-the-Sea welcomes preschoolers from the following communities on the North Shore  - Beverly, Wenham, Hamilton, Gloucester, Essex, Magnolia, Prides Crossing

STILL ENROLLING Limited spots available for 2016-17 school year. CALL us at +1.978.526.4750 to schedule a tour!

A Community of involved parents
A Focus on Development of the Whole Child

Our Program

Our Mission

​​​Magic Years

At Magic Years our mission is to create an environment to which a child can grow in self-confidence, gain friendships and social skills, solve problems, and foster an excitement for learning.

Cooperative Nursery School in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma has been in operation for over 40 years.  

We offer sunny and spacious classrooms, fun and adventurous outdoor spaces, an experienced and committed staff along with;