Our mission is to help children develop a love of learning through play, foster a commitment to explore and value differences, build a foundation for independence, cultivate social and emotional development, and enable academic growth through our cooperative family of families.

We are a non-profit with membership comprised of the families enrolled at HRNS. We are licensed by the State of California’s Department of Health and Social Services to provide an enriched developmental program for children ages two through five.

HRNS is a non-sectarian, parent participation, cooperative nursery school founded in 1953 by parents wanting quality education for their children.


Parent Participation

We are a Parent Cooperative (Co-op) and parent participation is the cornerstone of our school. Parents take ownership at HRNS working in the classroom and at school events. Membership is a family experience. We share aims, benefits, and responsibilities.

Play-Based Learning

For over sixty years we have carried on a tradition of play based learning. We have adapted a forward-thinking, comprehensive, research-based and research-proven curriculum that makes learning exciting and relevant for every child. 

Located in Hastings Ranch, Pasadena


HRNS is located in the Pasadena neighborhood of Hastings Ranch near Sierra Madre, Altadena, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Monrovia, San Marino, Duarte, and Temple City. Conveniently located just north of the 210, families from throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area attend Hastings Ranch Nursery School.