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Who We Are

History and Traditions



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.


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

Each classroom celebrates Parade Day and older classes have a Bike Day.  We have a closing picnic each year on the last day of school.  Each child has the opportunity to leave a lasting impression at the school by participating in Tile Day, where they 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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History & Traditions

Mission and Philosophy



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.



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 & Staff
Mission & Philosophy

Faculty and Staff


Lisa Warren


Kathleen Snow & Amy Fox

2 Morning 3 Year-Olds


Hillary Murphy & Sarah Laine

3 Morning 3 Year-Olds


Elena Olin & Ally Hart

4 Morning 3 Year-Olds

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Brianne Jarvis, Kristen Nicholas & Marcia Ross

4 Morning PreKindergarten

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Kristine Haas, Jennifer Griffiths & Jane D'Allessandro

5 Morning PreKindergarten


Heather Broderick

Office Administrator


Susan Weisenbeck



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.


Executive School Director: Lisa Warren

President: Erin Esposito

Vice President: Katie Pasciucco

Treasurer: Megan Siegal

Secretary: Lauren Holm


Christina Campbell 

Caitlyn Swope 

Hilary Newland 

Rebecca Greeley 

Abbie Tedeschi

Lauren McAndrews

Maggie Catalano

Kara Doherty

Kristen Gale 

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