We all want our child’s first experience with school to be great. Preschool is a chance for them to socialize and make friends, learn new skills and gain independence.
Choosing a preschool that will be the right fit for your child can seem daunting. That’s why we put together The North Shore Moms 2023 Preschool Guide. This Guide features a variety of area schools with part-time and full-time schedules. Learn more about each school and how to contact them for tours and enrollment details below.
NORTH SHORE PRESCHOOLS
701 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Through a well-balanced curriculum of academics, arts, and practical experiences, the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm engages students intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Their small classes, hands-on outdoor learning, and a curriculum threaded with art, music and movement help students develop confidence in themselves as thinkers and creative doers. They help our students explore their world, ask challenging questions, and find meaningful answers. In the process, students develop a passion for learning and an instinct for independent thinking that lasts a lifetime.
Learn more at these upcoming events: Exploring Waldorf Education for BIPOC Families on 1/21/23 and Windows into Waldorf Open House on 1/22/23.
IG: @waldorfschoolmoraine | FB: @WaldorfMoraine
Great Beginnings Learning School
28 Water Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Celebrating 39 years of providing, “a great beginning,” for children ages infants through preK. Great Beginnings Learning School is a small, private, clean, preschool that offers hands-on, fun learning, and quality care by experienced, professional teachers.
Call (978) 777-3040 to inquire about openings.
243 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Harborlight Montessori provides rich indoor and outdoor learning environments that foster independence, concentration, order, creativity, and grace and courtesy for Infants-Grade 8 with year-round extended day and summer options to supplement the academic day/year. Their dynamic Montessori curriculum is designed to encourage each child’s natural desire to learn and develop academically and socially.
IG: @harborlight_montessori | FB: @engageyourworld.org
74 Hart Street, Beverly, MA 01915
GUS Pre-k is a full-day, Monday through Friday program for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Built on the belief that all children have the desire, ability, and motivation to learn about their world, the Pre-K program nurtures children’s natural curiosity by providing an inspiring, supportive, and stimulating learning environment.
135 Lafayette Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
As a cooperative preschool, St. Andrew’s Coop believes that the most effective education results from a partnership between parents and teachers. Participate in the classroom 4-6 x per year, learn along-side your child, and create memories together.
Annual Admissions Events offered in November and January. School tours are available. Enroll now for September 2023.
IG: @standrewscoop | FB: @StAndrewsCoop
308 Andover Street, Danvers, MA 01923
IG: @primrosenorthshore | FB: @PrimroseNorthShoreDanvers
The Schoolhouse Reimagined is your wholesome alternative to public school; where tradition gets a fresh approach. Currently offering both a Toddler and a Preschool Room.
Rolling admissions. Enroll now for the 2023-2024 School Year with classes held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from approx. 8:30am-1:30 pm. Also offering a new Kindergarten program for 2023-2024 with a 3/1/23 enrollment deadline. Email [email protected] to set up a tour.
IG: @theschoolhousereimagined | FB: @theschoolhousereimagined
221 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
For more than 60 years, Harborlight Nursery School has offered high quality, affordable preschool education to families throughout the North Shore. Their staff develops and upholds an outstanding play-based curriculum in a loving and caring environment that meets each child’s individual needs. Harborlight Nursery School provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is committed to supporting and nurturing the emotional, educational and physical needs of their students, families, staff and community.
Enrollment starts the beginning of January 2023 for the school year 2023 ~ 2024.
15 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
Pleasant Street Preschool is a bilingual (English/Spanish), one-classroom preschool thoughtfully designed for a small group of children to learn and grow together as they prepare for Kindergarten.
Now Enrolling for the 2023-2024 School Year! Please e-mail [email protected] to set up a tour.
Additional Local Preschools Include
Andover School of Montessori
Shawsheen Preschool (Andover Public School)
SHED Children’s Campus
South Main Kindercare
The Pearson Street Preschool
Beverly Preschool at McKeown
Caterpillar Clubhouse Childcare & Preschool
Creation Station Preschool & Daycare
Greater Beverly YMCA Preschool and Pre-K Center
Magical Beginnings Learning Centers (additional locations in Essex, Middleton, Peabody, Hamilton & Wakefield)
Mrs. Alexander’s School (Read about our Visit to Mrs. Alexander’s School.)
Next Generation Children’s Center
North Shore Nursery School
Pathways for Children (additional locations in Gloucester & Salem)
Shore Country Day School
The Saints Academy
Harry Lee Cole School Integrated Preschool
Kids Count Playschool
The Village School
Fox Hill School
Jack & Jill Preschool
Little Falcons Preschool Program (Danvers Public School)
Stepping Stones Nursery School
The Schoolhouse Reimagined (Read about my Visit to The Schoolhouse Reimagined.)
YMCA Preschool Program
Children’s Development Center
Hamilton-Wenham Integrated Preschool at Winthrop School
Ascension Nursery School
Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center
Ipswich YMCA Family Preschool and Pre-K Program
Bridge to Learning Children’s Center
The Bethlehem School
Tower Day School
Magic Years Cooperative Nursery School
MERSD Integrated Preschool Program
Children’s Workshop Montessori
Marblehead Integrated Preschool
Seaside Nursery School
Middleton Public Schools Integrated Preschool
Anne Bradstreet Early Childhood Center
Community Cooperative Preschool
Family Cooperative Preschool
New England Montessori
North Andover KinderCare
Saint Micheal School
E. Ethel Little School
Hilltop Nursery School
N Reading Knowledge Beginnings
Over the Rainbow Learning Center
Precious Moments Preschool
Carmelite Sister’s Holy Childhood Preschool
The Preschool at Temple Tiferet Shalom
Torigian YMCA Early Learning Program
5 Senses School
Christian Cooperative Preschool
Cobblestone Corner Preschool
Little Treasures Schoolhouse
Reading Montessori School
North Shore Montessori
Parker River Community Preschool
Henny Penny Nursery School
Run-a-Muck Childcare Center (also Danvers location)
Salem Community Childcare Center
Salem Public Schools PreKindergarten Program
Young World Academy
Joyful Noises Preschool
Steward Integrated Preschool
Hamilton-Wenham Integrated Preschool at Winthrop School
Ipswich River Nature Preschool (at Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary)
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