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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

Latest News​

- Spring Fundraiser! Help raise funds for Magic Years by purchasing a raffle ticket ($10 each) for a chance to win any of 31 prizes during the month of May! Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants, gift baskets, gas gift cards, and custom cupcakes! Contact us to purchase a raffle ticket!

- Actively enrolling! A few spots left for the current year & Fall 2017. Contact us with any questions or to set up a tour.

- Check us out featured in The Gloucester Times and Northshore Kid!

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 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.

Our Program

Outdoor play every day