Hastings Nursery School, familiarly known as “the Co-op,” was started in 1968 by a small group of local parents holding classes at Hastings’ Grace Church. It has always been run by parents, with heavy input from the Directors, and has always involved parents both in and out of the classroom. We now have more than 40 students and four classes that span three age groups. 

The school was incorporated in 1972 as an educational, nonprofit, non-sectarian parent cooperative. It is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and is governed according to a set of bylaws that outline the conditions for membership, the responsibilities of the staff, the make-up and operation of the parent board, and other matters related to the school’s operation. 

Hastings Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship or loan opportunities, or other school-administered programs.