The Community School has provided caring, high-quality, affordable, age-appropriate early childhood education for the children of Maynard and its surrounding communities for more than 40 years.
The Community School opened its doors in the fall of 1968 as a nursery school. Because Maynard did not offer kindergarten through the public schools at the time, the Community School provided the town’s first free, licensed kindergarten.
In 1972, the Community School was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a private, not-for-profit organization, and a volunteer Board of Directors was established. In 1975, the school launched a year-round child-care program in addition to the morning-only pre-school program it had been offering since 1968.
In 2017, with new ownership of the Union Congregational Church property, the Community School underwent major renovations. After a rebuilding year, the Community School’s doors opened in Fall 2018 with revamped classrooms, a bright and cheerful entryway and all new student bathrooms. The renovated space enables the Community School to continue it’s legacy of high-quality education for future generations of students.