Rooted in Play. Inspired by Nature.

A Nature Focused Preschool


About Us

Magothy Cooperative Preschool was formed in 1974 by a group of parents. Those parents formed the by-laws that still guide us today. The classroom and grounds are located adjacent to Magothy United Methodist Church. For the past decade, we have had a team of progressive parents and educators who have guided Magothy into expansion and excellence. Magothy proudly embraces a Nature Based Program where students and their families are encouraged to care for and learn about the world all around them.

Our Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission is to provide a stimulating child-directed environment that encourages creativity, environmental consciousness, self-expression, and socialization.  To nurture a well-rounded and independent child who has enthusiasm for learning and a positive attitude towards themselves and the world around them.

The purposes of this corporation are:

1.  To maintain a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool as a needed community project, in which the parents, Teacher(s), and Director(s) take the responsibility for the administration of the school. The Teacher and Director assumes primary responsibility for the education program of the children.

2.  To provide affordable, quality preschool education through the cooperative participation of the school community.

3.  To further the education of its members in the principles of child guidance, through their observation of children, participation in the daily program as assistants to a trained instructor, and attendance at educational meetings.

4.  To provide a nature based and child-directed curriculum that addresses all aspects of child development, including social interaction as well as problem solving, and academic preparation.

Magothy Cooperative Preschool

3705 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122, United States

(410) 360-0292


Monday - Friday: 9:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed