JP/Roslindale School Year Programs


Afterschool Arboretum

Ages 5 to 8

3:30PM - 5:30PM



Arboretum Forest Kindergarten

Ages 4 to 6

12:30PM - 3:30PM

2, 3, or 5 days/week

A teacher reads a story to a group of young children sitting outdoors in the forest.

Arboretum Toddler Connections

Ages 15 mos to 2.9

10AM - 11:30AM



Full Day Arboretum

Ages 2.9 to 6

8:30AM - 3:30PM

5 days/week


Morning Arboretum Preschool

Ages 2.9 to 6

9:00AM - 12:00PM

2, 3, or 5 days/week

Full Day, Morning Preschool, Forest Kindergarten, Afterschool,
& Toddler Connections

Children in our JP/Roslindale programs spend their days exploring the Arnold Arboretum. Opening up the world of outdoor exploration for children is what drives us! Our operational strategies, safety protocols, and consistent daily routines help us to provide safe and fun adventures for each child. The Arboretum has a huge diversity of trees, shrubs, and habitats — countless opportunities to learn and explore. Children are active participants in selecting which places within the Arboretum we visit each day, and how we explore them.

We offer AM and PM half day school year programs for children ages 2.9 to 6 (end of kindergarten year). Our small full day program runs year round. To learn more, click on each of the program options below, or inquire now to have a staff member get in touch with you. For tuition rates and a more detailed description of our application process, please visit our Admissions page.  


If you are interested in our programs and require financial aid, we invite and strongly encourage you to submit an interest form (which includes a "yes/no" financial aid question). We are committed to providing meaningful nature education to youth regardless of family income.  Anyone who can demonstrate a full or partial need is welcome and encouraged to apply.