The Big Backyard Nursery School is a cooperative preschool located in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia. Our school offers children a place to play and explore at their own pace in an environment that is just their size. The Big Backyard fosters the emotional, social, and intellectual growth of children by making each child feel safe, respected and loved.

At the Big Backyard, parents actively participate in their child’s preschool experience. The school boasts a 5:1 child to adult ratio, with a teacher, a co-teacher and a cooperating parent in every classroom every day.

2020 School Year COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan

The BBY community is committed to keeping our children, family, and staff happy and healthy this school year. As this is a very fluid situation, please check our re-opening plan here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1naptWNVD8tqL2oyS_RxwSeFlbVcpZ6XOHoR8eTL9Y4Y