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North Shore Nursery School in Beverly celebrates 50 years

Posted by Terri Ogan  April 18, 2013 09:51 AM

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The North Shore Nursery School community recently celebrated the school’s 50th anniversary with a fall festival where almost one hundred current and alumni families gathered to share memories while enjoying carnival games and a BBQ.

After half a century, the nursery school has upheld goals of providing a nurturing, engaging and excellent first school experience to young children.

Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1962, the school aims to promote a play-based curriculum capitalizing on children’s natural style of learning.

After Manchester mother Sally Loring joined forces with teacher Trautel Pundt Brown who was trained in Hamburg, Germany, they delivered a thriving program in a rented space at St. John’s Church for the first 25 years of the school’s history.

In 1975, teacher Marietta Lynch, of Gloucester along with Loring and Brown, broke ground at 204 Greenwood Ave. in Beverly Farms and built a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically to meet the needs of young children.

On May 18, the school will host a Golden Gala for adults to celebrate the institution, which has influenced the lives of more than 900 children and their families over this remarkable 50 year span.

Terri Ogan can be reached at oganglobe@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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