About the School

A unique and caring environment that encourages child-driven experiences, growth and a love of learning and community.

Sharon residents, Susan Markowitz and Pearl Falk founded The Sharon Cooperative School in 1976 as a place where parents could create a nurturing community of mutual learning not only for their preschool children but for themselves as well.

This community of shared vision has transcended the preschool years and follows families throughout the course of their lives. Parents became a support group for each other linked by their friendship, mutual respect, their children. The school now welcomes about 60 children for 11 different communities per year in four full day classrooms.

In September 2018, we opened The Cooperative Nature School at The Trustees Moose Hill Farm in Sharon. The 32 families, 6 educators and 1 naturalist are creating an amazing series experiences and learning as children move towards kindergarten readiness.

In 2004, 2009 and again in 2014, The Sharon Cooperative School, Inc. earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (www.NAEYC.org) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our school are getting the best care and early learning experiences.”

The Sharon Cooperative School, Inc., licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education for Children (www.eec.state.ma.us) offers flexible programs for children aged 2 years 9 months to kindergarten. For more information about the Sharon Cooperative  School, Inc. please call Tara at 781-784-2966 or email her at volpecoop@gmail.com.