top of page

Half Day Wellesley

Program Location: Elm Bank & Massachusetts Horticultural Society

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


Opening up the world of outdoor exploration for children is what drives us! We spend our days in the forest and the extraordinary gardens. The children are active participants in selecting which place we visit each day and how we explore them. Our operational strategies, safety protocols, and consistent daily routines help us to provide safe and fun adventures for each child. We explore a wide range of habitats with the children, including:

  • extensive wooded areas

  • over 5 acres of gardens, including a children's garden, vegetable garden, herb garden, formal garden, trial garden, and pollinator garden

  • open fields and meadows

  • brooks and vernal pools

  • the "compost mountain"

IMG_20220406_110453135_BURST000_COVER_TOP (2).jpg

School Year Tuition

Age 2 as of August 31, 2023

5 days/ week


3 days/ week


2 days/ week


School Year Tuition

Ages 3 - 6 as of August 31, 2023

"BOPN has been a life changing experience for our child. He is more confident, curious, and comfortable outdoors than ever before. When overwhelmed he seeks out nature as a source of peace. He now literally hugs trees and asks which birds are calling. We are thrilled that he’s been able to play with peers, engage with loving teachers, and explore his world, all against the beautiful backdrop of the Elm Bank Gardens."

~BOPN Parent

Summer 2022 Happy Class (2).jpg

Summer 2023

Half day mixed age programs run in one week sessions. Enrollment opens 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

Connect with Us!

Immerse in nature immersion!

bottom of page