About Us

Founded in 1959, Garden Nursery School is a licensed, part-time cooperative preschool for children ages 2.9 - 5 years located in the heart of Harvard Square. Through an emergent curriculum that emphasizes learning through play, our students discover the world around them, explore their creativity and imagination and improve their confidence and social skills.

Garden Nursery School is a safe, vibrant, and nurturing first school experience. As a community, we strive to honor differences and provide a model of cooperation and respect for all children and families.

Our Children

Garden Nursery School is open to children ages 2.9 to 5 years old. Our school is welcoming to families of any race, religion, cultural heritage, political belief, national origin, ability, sexual orientation and family configuration.

Class Schedule: 3's and 4's

Children are grouped by age. Maximum enrollment for each class is seventeen children. There are two full time teachers and one parent teacher working with the children each day.

  • 3's class meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • 4's class meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Additional options include 8:30-9:00 am Early Bird drop-off as well as 1:00-3:00 pm Extended Day.
  • GNS follows the same school year and holiday calendar as the City of Cambridge public schools.


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