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​​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

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Join us for an Open House! Wednesday,

October 24th


All ages welcome. Come experience our cooperative community!

Please contact us for more information or to schedule a tour!

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:

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Morning and Afternoon sessions: Monday - Friday
A Community of involved parents

Our Mission

A Focus on Development of the Whole Child

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

Our school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 12pm. Classrooms are broken up by age: the younger children (beginning at age 3) are in the Dolphin Room and the older children are in the Starfish Room (pre-k). A few spots are open in The Dolphin Class for Tadpoles (beginning age 2.9).

Our Afternoon Adventure program extends the school day to 2:30pm 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.

Our Program

Outdoor play every day