The Barn Cooperative Nursery School

At The Barn Cooperative Nursery School play is valued, encouraged, and nurtured. The children explore, create, and connect in a wonderful community. We are located in historic downtown Concord, Massachusetts.

For more information please look at our website or give us a call.

Contact Information

74 Walden St. #2509 Concord, MA. 01742

Phone: 978-369-1141


Sarah R.   March 7, 2022
We absolutely LOVE WCNS. Our 4yo son attends and we're just sad he is only there for 1 yr, and that we didn't find this school sooner. What stood out to me...
Reema S.   January 16, 2022
We are very happy with our decision to enroll our son at WCNS. What stands out to me is how unique the art made by each child is. I studied architecture and...
Scott C.   January 15, 2022
We were so lucky to have found WCNS. Our 3-year old is thriving in the junior class with the learning through play school philosophy. The teachers are...
Rebecca Del Giudice   July 3, 2020
We love the Barn! Our child has had a wonderful, positive experience there. The teachers are warm and nurturing and absolutely marvelous when it comes to understanding children and the best ways to connect with them and allow them to explore play in fun and safe ways.
Abby S.   February 6, 2020
Such a terrific school for our young minds. The school is led by teachers with the highest integrity and kindness. Art is continually part of units and play...
Amy Nordblom   January 7, 2020
We love the Barn! My daughter who has always been on the shyer side was immediately welcomed and brought into this amazing community. After only the first couple days she woke up and asked if she could go to the Barn every singe morning! I love the thoughtful and caring nature of all of the teachers. This school does an amazing job of letting kids freely play both outside and in as well as make choices for themselves. Their program allows kids to grow their sense of independence, curiosity, imagination all while having a ton of fun! I'm excited to send my next daughter to the Barn in the years to come!!
Heather B.   August 14, 2018
We have been members of the Barn for the past year. As new members of the Acton-Boxborough community, we have loved having our preschool home at the...
Melissa Martin   June 11, 2018
We love The Barn! Our third daughter is entering her third year at The Barn, and her two older sisters are Barn alumnae who jump at the chance to go back to visit their beloved preschool, teachers, and playground any time they are able. The teachers at The Barn are so loving, patient, and kind - they truly are toddler- and preschool-whisperers. The space in the historic Scout House is bright and cheery, and the playground is the best - fairy gardens, giant blocks, a stage, etc - who could ask for more? The co-op aspect of The Barn is very sweet - the parent helping mornings are such fun, and we have loved the many social gatherings both for parents and for the whole family. If you are looking for a true sense of community and a wonderful place for your child to grow and learn, The Barn is the right place for you!
A Google User   June 11, 2018
Our two boys attended the Barn from ages 2-5, and our daughter will be starting there this Fall. The Barn is such a warm and welcoming place for children. The teachers are kind and playful and model the empathy, curiosity, and love of learning we hope to foster in our children in these early years and beyond. I am grateful to be a part of this school community.
Erika Gold Chaset   May 1, 2018
My son is enrolled at The Barn currently, and every day, he wakes up and asks, "is it a Barn day??" He loves going to play with his friends, explore the rich activities the teachers provide, and he has learned so much in his time there. My younger daughter cannot wait to attend, and I often have to carry her out after dropping my son off, because she wants to stay! I have found so many wonderful connections with other parents and am so thankful for the community that the Barn has provided for our entire family!
Melissa Napoli-Kohut   April 30, 2018
The Barn is such a wonderful preschool! I have a son currently enrolled and he has had such a great experience. There is no question that his younger sibling will also attend the Barn. The creativity in activities and the attention to the interest of the students creates such a fun, inviting, and engaging environment.
Lauren Beresford   April 15, 2018
My two boys attended The Barn Cooperative Nursery School from ages 2 - 5 (2012 - 2017). It is a preschool where kids are encouraged to be kids and grow and learn through play, creativity and friendships. The Director, Susan Boyle, and her staff are not only incredible teachers - they are warm, open and accessible which sets the tone for school. They genuinely knew and cared for my boys. I credit The Barn with making our move to Concord a seamless one. I will always look back at those years with thanks and fondness and feel fortunate that our family was part of such a welcoming and nurturing community.
Abigail Jenney   April 12, 2018
The Barn was home to my children (and me) for five years, and still is today. They knew my children--and all children--incredibly well, and offer a curriculum that is inclusive of every child and every learning style. It was also a real community for me and my husband: we met many of our closest friends at the Barn, and still feel a deep connection to the teachers and the school today. We could not possibly have chosen a better place for our family to attend preschool.
Elsa V.   January 21, 2015
It's an amazing program that allows parents to participate in the education of their very young children. The teachers are incredible--it's not every...
Vinod P.   January 18, 2014
Our daughter has attended the Barn for two years now, and we have loved it! It has an extraordinary group of teachers, is very interactive and has a...