Our mission is to provide a joyful, play-based learning environment that helps children develop their unique selves and their capacity to connect with others. We are a school community where teachers, parents, and children respect each other, nurture each other, and learn from each other in an atmosphere of true cooperation.

Our vision is that children who attend our school emerge from a deeply enriching experience eager to learn, embracing of others, and empowered to share their gifts with the world.

What's Happening at HCNS


Enroll with Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School for 2017-2018 school year and join our vibrant and engaged school community!

HCNS is a great introduction to preschool for your child and as part of a cooperative you will have the opportunity to be part of your child’s first school experience. Small class sizes, experienced staff, one of a kind outdoor education based afternoon program and hands on environment for parents are just some of the reasons you should apply today! Download the application and join us!

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Fall Soccer Program

It's hard to believe summer’s drawing to a close... Keep the good times rolling by signing up your little kicker for Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School's fall soccer program!

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