Half Day Preschool


Massachusetts Horticultural Society

All outdoors, ages 2.9 through 6


Drop-off and pick-up are outdoors at Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MassHort).  The address is 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA.

We spend our days in the forest and gardens.  The children are active participants in selecting which places we visit and how we explore them.  Click here for a video of the extraordinary gardens at MassHort.

Hours and Schedule

​9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Our school year calendar is similar to local public schools.  

Daily Rhythm

9 a.m.: Drop-off 

  • Morning Circle

  • Hike to an "adventure spot" 

  • Play and learn in nature

  • Hike back

12 p.m.: Pick-up

Tuition for School Year 2021-22

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

Families are required to purchase a MassHort membership at the individual level ($55) or above before your child's first day.


Please let us know if you need a scholarship.

How to Apply

New families--please complete our interest form here.  We will follow up with you as soon as possible.  (Please do not submit this form if your child is currently enrolled).

To be eligible for school year 2021-22 your child must be at least 2 years and 9 months of age by the first day of school.  (We can accept children who turn 2.9 during the school year if there is an opening available at that time).


MMR vaccinations are required and religious exemptions are not accepted.


Registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open.

Please reach out to admissions@bopn.org with any questions.

We look forward to meeting you!