Ashmont Nursery School

Spring Open House | April 30

  • Visit Ashmont Nursery School nature and play-based campus.
  • Meet teachers and current families.
  • Learn about the advantages of a cooperative preschool.
  • Tour the school while your child enjoys a play date with new friends.

When: Sat, April 30, 9am-12pm

Where: Ashmont Nursery School - Dorchester, MA 1 Ashmont St, Dorchester Center, Massachusetts 02124

For children who will be 22 months to 5 years old in the fall.

For more information or to RSVP email 

ANS’ Annual Craft Beer Tasting | Nov 14

Love craft beer and want to support your local community? Don’t miss Ashmont Nursery School's Annual Craft Beer Tasting- featuring a wide selection of local brews for tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and live music! All proceeds benefit Ashmont Nursery School.

Where: VietAID, 42 Charles St, Dorchester, MA

When: Sat Nov 14, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Ticket Prices: $30 in advance / $35 at the door

More Information and to Purchase Tickets


Ashmont Nursery School Silent Auction | March 7

silent auction flyer

Join the Ashmont Nursery school for a night of mingling, music, hors d'ouevres, and a silent auction to benefit the school! This year's giveaways include Sox/Yankees tickets, a lunch cruise for 4 on the Spirit of Boston, a 2-night stay at Eco-Cabin with a sauna, and more!


When: Saturday, March 7th


Where: First Parish Church

10 Parish Street, Dorchester

For more info: email

Annual Auction to Benefit Ashmont Nursery School, Mar. 10

Support Ashmont Nursery School and enjoy a night of food, fun and entertainment in downtown Boston! On March 10, Ashmont Nursery School will be holding their Annual Auction at Citizen Schools, located at 308 Congress Street, 5th floor. The auction will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Bid in silent and live auctions on wonderful items donated by local businesses and individuals. Stand-up comedian Deb Farrar-Parkman will also be providing entertainment at the event. Admission is free! For more information, contact Visit for more information about the organization.

Tavolo's Pasta Tour to Benefit ANS Dec. 7, 14

Tavolo will be hosting a Pasta Tour of Italy to benefit Ashmont Nursery School! On December 7, Tavolo's Pasta Tour will feature Sardegna, and on December 14, Basilicata. The dinner is $25, and $5 dollars will be donated towards Ashmont Nursery School - a parent-run cooperative dedicated to fostering exploration, play, and the lifelong love of learning. Join Chris Douglass and Nuno Alves on a tour of Italy by way of delicious three course meals from different regions of the country! For more information about Tavolo and Ashmont Nursery School, check out their websites:

Ashmont Nursery School Wine Tasting Event Nov. 5

Join Ashmont Nursery School's Annual Wine Tasting Party! It will be held on November 5, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The event will feature affordable wines that are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Wines will be supplied by Frederick Wildman and Sons and are available for purchase at the event. Tickets can be purchased online at The event is hosted by RODE Architects, and will be held at 535 Albany Street in Boston. Attached is a flyer you can use to help spread the word or remind yourself!

Ashmont Nursery School Open House Oct. 22

Ashmont Nursery SchoolAshmont Nursery School is hosting an open house for families interested in enrolling their children for the Fall of 2012. It will be held on Saturday October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ashmont Nursery School is located at 1 Ashmont Street in Dorchester. Come play, explore space, and meet the Ashmont Nursery School Community! For more information, check out their website at  Drop ins are welcome, but you can also email if you would like to be on an email reminder list for the event.

Ashmont Nursery School: 25 Years of Growth, Mar. 12

This year Ashmont Nursery School is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a parent-run  cooperative pre-school serving children and their families from several Boston neighborhoods,  including Dorchester, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury, as well as Milton and Quincy. This unique, non-profit school has an excellent reputation both as a fine program and as a  wonderful way to build community. The families of Ashmont Nursery School proudly reflect the rich diversity of the surrounding area.   

Join Ashmost Nursery School in celebration on March 12 from 7 to 11 pm. There will be live and silent auctions, raffles, food and drink, entertainment and more! Admission is free of charge. All proceeds of the benefit auction will provide scholarships for families with financial need. 

March 12, 7 - 11 p.m.

Citizen Schools, 308 Congress Street, Boston MA

Ashmont Nursery School

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 


(617) 282-6063

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Regular Day program from 8:30am - 2:45pm, extended day program from 8:00-8:30am & 3:00-5:15pm


Ashmont Nursery School is a wonderful, NAEYC accredited, parent-run cooperative for children ages 2 years 9 months to 5. We offer a rich, diverse, full-day program with before and after school care. Ashmont Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool. ANS is licensed by the massachussetts Department of early education and care (EEC). The school is dedicated to fostering exploration, play, and a lifelong love for learning. Ashmont Nursery school's faculty consist of three lead certified teachers with over 30 years of combined expirence at ANS. The teachers work together with one parent-teacher each day. There is a maximum of twenty children per day. The program provides an environment where children feel safe., secure, respected and recognized as individuals. In order to help facilitate self-directed learning, the nursery school is set up with a variety of materials and activities from which children can choose. The materials are stimulating, challenging and adaptable for children of varying developmental levels.


Ashmont Nursery School
1 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Families interested in applying for a spot at Ashmont Nursery School should summit an application available on the website along with a non-refundable application fee of $40. The application deadline is February 1st . In early February, parents or guardians of new applicants must attend an information session to learn more about the school. An appointment is then made for the child to visit the school. Acceptance letters will be sent out the first week of April. Once accepted, a non-refundable tuition deposit equal to one months tuition is due April 23rd. The deposit will serve as the final tuition payment of the school year.

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