Support NSNS


NSNS became the school it is today through the generous support of our current and alumni families and friends.

Donate_Now_PaypalSince our founding in 1962 as a not-for-profit program, our families have volunteered their time and expertise to benefit both current and future NSNS children. Whether serving as a class parent, committee member or trustee our strong tradition of parent engagement has helped shape NSNS. Through donations to our Annual Fund, Auction and Endowment, friends and families ensure we can continue to provide the faculty, facilities and programming that sets our school apart. We hope you’ll join us, and those who came before us, as we celebrate the wonder of childhood and provide young children the kind of education they deserve! Please contact our Director at 978-922-8450 if you have any questions or would like to learn more about advancing the NSNS mission.

Giving Traditions at North Shore Nursery School

High quality schools strive to keep tuition affordable while maintaining excellent programming. North Shore Nursery School is no exception. Since annual tuition covers only 85% of the expense of each child’s education, we rely on the generous support of our community through our Annual Fund and Auction to bridge the gap. The charitable gifts generated from these sources helps us balance the budget without sacrificing program excellence, facility maintenance or faculty compensation. On behalf of the children at NSNS, we appreciate and thank you for your generous support!

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is launched each Fall and continues until the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Each year we strive for 100% participation from current families and gratefully receive gifts from faculty, alumni, grandparents and friends. While there is a targeted goal for our annual appeal, every gift, regardless of size, is appreciated and helps us create a unified, supportive community. To make a donation to the Annual Fund, please click on the “Donate” button. North Shore Nursery School is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt for your gift.


Each Spring the NSNS community comes together for this social event in support of the school, the Auction.  Dedicated volunteers select a theme based on a children’s book and transform our school for a magical evening of home-grown, sophisticated fun.  Planning starts early in the school year and offers many volunteer opportunities for parents; from donating silent and live items*, decorating, cleaning-up and, most of all, joining us for a festive evening celebrating the spirit of generosity and good will that is so much a part of the culture of our school. Please contact us to learn how you can be involved.

*All auction donations as well as portions of purchases beyond the value of the goods received are tax deductible.