Half Day Preschool (AM & PM)

Entirely outdoors at the Arboretum, ages 2.9 through 6

Location

Drop-off and pick-up are outdoors near Peter's Hill.  Click here for a map of the arboretum.

The children are active participants in selecting which places within the Arboretum we visit each day and how we explore them.

Hours and Schedule

Mornings: 9 am to 12 pm for children ages 2.9 through 6

Afternoons: 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. for children ages 4 through 6

We loosely follow the Boston Public Schools schedule.  

Daily Rhythm

9 a.m.: Drop-off near Peter's Hill Gate

--> Morning Circle

  • Greetings, song, seasonal events, and safety rules

--> Hike to an "adventure spot" (varies each day)

--> Emergent curriculum in nature

  • Play, guided exploration, nature walks, projects, etc.​

--> Hike back

12 p.m.: Pick-up

Tuition for school-year 

2021-2022  

Mornings: (9 a.m. to 12 p.m., ages 2.9 - 6):

Annual tuition for 5 mornings/week: 

$10,800 (10 monthly payments of $1,080)

Annual tuition for 3 mornings/week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday): 

$7,500 (10 monthly payments of $750)

Annual tuition for 2 mornings/week (Tuesday, Thursday):

$5000 (10 monthly payments of $500)

Enrollment Fee: $200

Afternoons: (12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., ages 4 - 6)

Annual tuition for 5 afternoons/week: 

$8,000 (10 monthly payments of $800)

Annual tuition for 3 afternoons/week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday): 

$5,600(10 monthly payments of $560)

Annual tuition for 2 afternoons/week (Tuesday, Thursday):

$3,750 (10 monthly payments of $375)

Enrollment Fee: $200​

Please let us know if you need a scholarship. 

How to Apply

Please complete our brief interest form here.  Shela will follow up with you by phone or email.

To be eligible your child must be at least 2 years and 9 months of age by the first day of school.  (If your child turns 2.9 during the school year and if there is an opening available at that time, we can accept them).  MMR vaccinations are required and religious exemptions are not accepted.

 

If you live in Chestnut Hill, Brookline, or another neighborhood between the Arboretum and Wellesley (MassHort/Elm Bank) please check out our Wellesley program as well.  

Please feel free to reach out to Admissions@bopn.org with any questions.

We look forward to meeting you!

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