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Jamaica Plain | Roslindale

Outdoor Education at the Arnold Arboretum

BOPN's original home in the Harvard University Arnold Arboretum offers children 281 acres to explore. From flower gardens and open green spaces, to a vast expanse of woods and water, adventure awaits at the Arboretum!

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Ages 2.9 - 2.11 years

Half Day & Full Day


Programs are focused around sensory exploration, honing gross and fine motor skills, and building class community.



Ages 3 - 6 years

Half Day & Full Day

Mixed-age half and full day nature immersive programs designed to spark curiosity and concentration,  and foster independence.



Ages 4 - 7 years

Half Day

BOPN's Forest Kindergarten curriculum, inspires a sense of stewardship towards both the environment and mankind as kindergartners gain confidence as leaders in their classes.

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Delford Street

Delford Street is the host location for our Jamaica Plain/ Roslindale full day programs. 

"It's impossible to convey to you how grateful I am to have knowledgeable and compassionate guides like you in this [parenting] journey. Thank you for all that you do, the wonderful program you are creating, and for doing your best to make it accessible to families from all socio-economic backgrounds. We're so grateful to be part of the BOPN community."

Half Day Mixed Age

Ages 2.9 - 8 years


1 Week Sessions

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Full Day Mixed Age

Ages 2.9  - 8 years

6, 7, or 8 Week Program lengths

8:30AM - 3:30PM


What's Next?

Cultivate Curiosity, Connection, & Confidence

1. Inquire:

Filling out an inquiry form lets us know you’re interested in learning more about BOPN. We will email you brief introductory information and help you arrange a time to see our sites!

2. Visit:

Touring our classes gives you the opportunity to see our philosophy in practice, chat with our experienced nature educators, and stand in awe of the stunning forests, gardens, and landscapes the children explore.


3. Enroll:

We will provide everything you need to complete our entirely online enrollment process (payment & forms).  Financial aid is available.

Take the first step.

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