Sequoia Nursery School is a parent cooperative preschool providing play-based learning opportunities for young children since 1947.

Sequoia Nursery School, a non-profit, parent cooperative preschool, is located in a beautiful park setting of the Sequoia Lodge in Oakland, CA.

We are a community of about 30 families, a director, and a teacher, working together to create an ideal, play-based environment for children to grow emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually.


We will accept applications for the 2024-25 school year after prospective families have connected with our Membership Board Chair (membership@sequoiakids.org) and completed a tour.

Interested in joining our community? Learn how to tour & apply here.

“Extremely supportive environment, and a very caring community offering a pressureless play-based curriculum. Exactly what I wanted.”

-Sequoia parent feedback from the anonymous survey

Sequoia Nursery School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.