"My sons are currently enrolled in the Young 2's at the toddler center and the Red Room at the nursery school. My daughter recently graduated from MCNS (Middle 2's, Red Room and Blue Room). I can not say enough good things about this school and our experience over the past four years. MCNS is invested in providing a warm, nurturing, educational, play-based environment for its children while making the families of its children an integral part of the daily process. To be welcomed into my son's classroom (and previously my daughter) every month as a "parent helper" is an invaluable opportunity to see how they are navigating the classroom, developing friendships, growing on multiple levels and essentially, becoming their own independent little person. Beyond this, there are two specific things that set MCNS apart from other schools. The first, the school board's cooperative structure which allows every member of the school's community an opportunity to shape and inform how the school is run and operated. The second, the quality and character of the teachers and staff. In addition to their years of experience, individual strengths as teachers, the warmth and personality each one brings to the classroom, they are a wealth of information and insight. I have sought their advice on decisions both small and large – from potty training to holding my son back for an additional "bridge year" before kindergarten. Each time I walk through the doors and say hello to Melissa or Charlie, the teachers and other MCNS families who love the school as much as I do, I know we've made the right decision."