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St. John's was organized by a group of local parents in October of 1968. The teachers at St. John's Nursery School are college graduates with emphasis in English and early childhood education and all have many years of teaching experience. The class size does not exceed twenty students. All classes have not only a qualified teacher, but a minimum of two helping parents. On a rotating schedule, parents assist a qualified teacher in the care and instruction of children. The role of this nursery school is to provide raw materials and first hand experiences from which the children will absorb and use knowledge in their own individual way.

 

What is a Co-op?

A Cooperative Nursery School is a group of parents acting together to help provide a quality education. It is a unique school experience because it involves the active participation of parents in the administration of the school as well as assisting the professional teachers on a rotating basis in the classroom with daily activities. Parents volunteer to either take a board position or to perform tasks that assist with the smooth running of the school.

“At first co-oping seemed like a pretty big commitment. But, after getting to know the teachers, parents, and kids, I feel like I am part of a community that will help my son through life. Now I know why my whole family has gone to St. John’s Preschool since the 80’s!”
-Charlene MacPherson, Parent
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