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Discover the World in Nature

Building Curiosity and Resilience for a Lifetime

At Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN), through connection with other children, caring teachers, and the natural world, children develop the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to be successful in school and life.


Click the button below to speak with one of our admissions representatives and learn why we're worth the investment.

We'll tell you more about how you can give your:


  • toddler

  • preschooler

  • pre-kindergartener, or

  • kindergartner


an opportunity to grow and thrive in one of our nature immersive programs. 


Wellesley February Break Programming

February 20 - 24 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Winter Toddler Connections

Tuesdays or Wednesdays January - February


Arboretum February Break Programming

February 20 - 24 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Stay tuned for new program offerings, current program openings, events, and blog posts.


My son is so excited to share what he learned when I pick him up each day. He's more inquisitive, independent, and fearless than he was before. Since attending preschool at BOPN, he seeks "activities" rather than asking for screen time.

BOPN is such a magical place, and to be honest, I think not even a European forest kindergarten can compare (even though the concept started there). Thanks so much, because in the end it's the teachers that make it all happen!

The nature interaction and the encouragement of emotional and social development is exceptional. I love the daily feedback via the Storypark app, and the teachers are of the highest caliber. I would recommend BOPN without reservation!

All three of our kids have attended BOPN and it has been such a positive experience for our family. We have loved picking kids up in very muddy rain suits or with red rosy cheeks from the snow. Our kids have grown their endurance and explored what they can and cannot do with their bodies. We are so grateful.



School Year 2022-2023 - Enrolling Now!

We offer a variety of programming at our JP/Roslindale,  Wellesley, and Malden/Melrose locations. Find out more about our program offerings and how to apply.

Summer 2023 & BEYOND

Find out when registration for Summer 2023, School Year 2023-2024, and beyond will open. Learn how to sign up for priority registration.


Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN) is a small 501(c)(3) organization (founded in 2019 by Master's-level educators Sarah Besse, Shela Sinelien, and Sara Murray). Our mission is to provide programs that meet the developmental needs of the whole child while initiating them into a lifelong relationship with the natural world.  What started as one half day preschool class in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts is quickly growing into a network of school year programs (ages 15 months - 6 years) and summer programs (ages 15 months - 8 years). We now offer half day forest preschool (entirely outdoors), full day nature school (mostly outdoors with indoor classrooms), and a variety of summer programs. Our sites are located in Jamaica Plain/Roslindale,  Wellesley/Dover, and Malden/Melrose.


We'd love to hear from you!


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