Colonial Nursery School is owned and operated by our members. Founded in 1958, we are the only cooperative preschool in Annapolis, Maryland. We are committed to bringing children and families together under the guidance of trained, experienced, and creative teachers and staff.
There is limited space available in the 2s/3s class (must be 2 by September 1, 2020) and the 3s/4s class is full and enrolling on the waitlist.

Spring 2021 Registration
Spring 2021 Calendar

CNS is excited to announce that we are offering another outdoor program for Spring 2021.


  • Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-12pm
  • Outdoor program optimizing the playground and meadow at CNS
  • Two small groups will rotate between free play, centers, circle time, snack time, and art activities
  • Includes a nut free snack
  • 2 co-op parents scheduled each school day
  • Weekly play dates
Tuition for this program is $808 paid in full or in 4 installments.
All of the safety protocols outlined in our Family Handbook will be followed; the guide has been updated to align with our outdoor program and includes the latest release of health department guidelines. This will be an all-weather class, so please dress your child accordingly. Classes will have the option to move inside for safety in the event of sudden inclement weather during the program.
This is a limited enrollment program and enrollment will be on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment schedule:
December 7 – Students with spring hold deposits
December 8 – Currently enrolled fall families
December 9 – Waitlisted families
December 10 – Alumni
December 11 – General public
For questions regarding registration, please email [email protected].