Who We Are

History and Traditions

History

 

Founded in 1966, St. John’s Community Nursery School, a non-profit/non-sectarian preschool, opened in St. John's church on Main Street in Hingham.  In 2004, we changed our name to Hingham Nursery School and parents, former parents and the greater community banded together to raise money and search for a new location.  In 2006, we opened the doors to the brand new building at 1101 Main Street, made possible by dedicated parents and a supportive community.

To date, over 2,000 students have spent their preschool years with us.  And we are proud to have students today whose parents were also students. Hingham Nursery School is proud to be a part of the tradition of strong schools in Hingham.

Traditions

Hingham Nursery School has many annual traditions that the students look forward to each year.  

Each classroom celebrates Parade Day and Bike Day.  We have an closing picnic at Cronin Field each year on the last day of school.  Each child is invited to participate in Tile Day, when they can put their hand print on a tile that goes up on the wall of the school.  Hingham Nursery School also traditionally hosts a Touch-a-Truck event for the whole Hingham community in the fall.  

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Mission and Philosophy

Mission

 

Hingham Nursery School is committed to providing a nurturing environment

that fosters the growth and development of each child.

 

In all that we do, we respect the individuality of children, giving them the gift of time

and the tools they need to grow into themselves.

Philosophy

 

The philosophy of our school is based on the well-proven educational theory that a child interacting in a developmentally appropriate environment will develop socially and emotionally while learning cognitive readiness skills, which are the foundation of later school experience.

 

Hingham Nursery School is committed to providing a nurturing environment that fosters the growth and development of each child.  Young children learn best through hands-on, open-ended activities that encourage exploration.  In all that we do, we respect the individuality of your children, giving them the tools they need to grow into enthusiastic lifelong learners.

Our curriculum is supported by classrooms whose configuration allows a child to explore all the areas, each with a variety of materials, appropriate for their age and stage of development. Our commitment is to facilitate a child’s learning through process-based, rather than product-based experience. 

 
 

Faculty and Staff

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Lisa Warren
Director

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Amy Fox

2 Morning 3 Year-Olds

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Jennifer Griffiths

& Allyson Hart

3 Morning 4 Year-Olds

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Heather Broderick

Office Administrator

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Elena Olin

& Kathleen Snow

2 Morning 3 Year-Olds

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Sarah Laine

& Brianne Jarvis

3 Morning 3 Year-Olds

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Marcia Ross, Lisa Warren

& Kristen Nicholas

4 Morning PreKindergarten

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Jackie Young

& Mary Healey

5 Morning PreKindergarten

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Susan Weisenbeck

Controller

 

Board of Directors

 

The management and fiscal policies of the school are set by the Board of Directors. The Board consists primarily of parents who serve a two year commitment.  Board members traditionally serve on one or more committees designed to ensure the continued successful operation of Hingham Nursery School.  We have operated with a balanced budget since our inception.

 

The Board meets once a month with the Director to set policy and plan events.

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive School Director: Lisa Warren

President: Sarah Murphy

Vice President: Katie Pasciucco

Treasurer: Megan Siegal

Secretary: Lauren Holm

BOARD MEMBERS

Jackie Averill (Special Events)

Christina Campbell (Special Events)

Erin Esposito (Special Events)

Caitlyn Swope (Special Events)

 

Hilary Newland (Family Events)

Jessi Shuraleff  (Family Events)

Rebecca Greeley (Family Events)

Stephanie Steele (Family Events)

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