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Tucson Community School

A Play-Based Preschool


Welcome to TCS

Tucson Community School is a child-centered, play-based preschool located in central Tucson, Arizona. For 75 years, we ha​ve created a warm and supportive environment for 2 to 5-year-olds to learn and grow through independent exploration and family participation. 

How We're Different

Established in 1948, Tucson Community School is the city's oldest and only cooperative preschool, and among the few preschools in Southern Arizona to receive a 5 Star rating from Quality First.

We are not just a school for children, but a school for families. At TCS, everyone has a chance to learn and grow, make lifelong connections, and become deeply involved in their child’s early education.



View our Calendar to stay informed about TCS news and events, or join us for a Board of Directors meeting, held the third Tuesday of every month from 3-5pm.

Two preschoolers hold hands in front of the TCS climber

Support TCS

 TCS relies upon the generosity of past alumni and the greater Tucson community to keep us moving forward. Your contribution allows TCS to continue providing child-centered, play-based education to generations of children and families.

Books galore on the shelves of the cozy TCS library

Stay Connected

Are you an alum or past parent, staff, or board member? Join our mailing list and stay up-to-date on all the wonderful things we continue to offer our community! 


This school is truly a Tucson treasure! The children play with enthusiasm and learn through exploration. Teachers are invested in each child—my kiddo feels completely welcomed, cared for, and inspired to grow. We love the community approach.”

Tucson Community School Parent

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