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Building Curiosity & Resilience for a Lifetime

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.