Sparking curiosity, discovery, & connection with nature 

We are an inspired team of teachers with experience in public, private, and Montessori schools, who are thrilled to give your child the opportunity to play, learn, and thrive outdoors! Our programs spark curiosity, discovery, and connection with nature. What started as one preschool class has since expanded to offerings for toddlers, preschoolers, pre-K, kindergarteners, and beyond.  


Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN) is committed to nature-based learning and play. The ever-changing landscapes of the Arnold Arboretum (JP/Roslindale) and Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Wellesley) provide endless opportunities for discovery and learning. At BOPN we build community while valuing each child’s unique experiences and needs.

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on nature-based early childhood education. We are committed to nature immersion, interest-led learning, inquiry-based teaching, and authentic play. Our school year and summer programs are located in Roslindale/JP and Wellesley. We offer full-day and half-day programs for children ages 15 months through 8 years. 


We offer half day summer programming at both our Wellesley and JP/Roslindale locations. *NEW* full day summer @ Wellesley - toddler and preschool+.

School Year 2022-2023

We offer half and full day programs at both our JP/Roslindale and Wellesley locations. Find out more about our program offerings and how to apply.

Summer 2023 & BEYOND

Learn how to sign up for our priority waitlist.

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