Half Day Malden
Program Location: Pine Banks Park
Program Ages: 2.9 - 6 years
Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Program Options: 5 (M-F), 3 (M/W/F), or 2 (T/Th) days
Program Schedule: School Year (Sep - June) & Summer (July - August), separate school year & summer enrollments
A Fully Outdoors Preschool & Kindergarten
BOPN's morning class at Pine Banks Park spends their days in the forest and the extraordinary wooded areas. The children are active participants in selecting which place we visit each day and how we explore them.
Families drop-off and pick-up their children at the same outdoor spot every day. We begin with a brief circle time that includes our greetings, songs, seasonal events, and safety rules. We then hike to our "adventure spot," which varies each day. We carefully select these outdoor "classrooms" for safety and diversity of natural elements that support children's imagination and creativity.
At the adventure spot, children are free to play, explore, read, and participate in self-initiated or teacher-guided projects, all under close supervision of our talented, dedicated team of teachers.
Just before pick up, the class will hike back to the designated pick up/drop off spot and play or read a story while waiting for families to arrive.
Half day mixed age programs run in one week sessions. There is a 3 week minimum enrollment. Weeks need not be consecutive. Enrollment begins March 1, 2023
Session 1: June 26 - June 30
Session 2: July 5 - July 7
Session 3: July 10 - July 14
Session 4: July 17 - July 21
Session 5: July 24 - July 28
Session 6: July 31 - August 4
Session 7: August 7 -August 11
Session 8: August 14 - August 18
Session 9: August 21 - August 25
Summer Tuition: $409/week
"I could tell from the first tour that there was something remarkable going on here. Kids who were stressed in standard classrooms were happy here, able to focus and play. The teachers were uniformly the nicest human beings I've met--I remarked to my husband that somebody was hiring for wisdom and kindness at this school. And BOPN gave us our best friends, the village we had been looking for."