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Full Day, Morning, Afternoon,
& 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, PM, and full day school year programming for children ages 2.9 to 6 (end of kindergarten year). 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 you to submit an interest form (which includes a "yes/no" financial aid question). Anyone who can demonstrate a full or partial need is welcome to apply for aid.



Arboretum Forest Kindergarten

Ages 4 to 6

12:30PM - 3:30PM

2, 3, or 5 days/week

Arboretum Toddler Connections

Ages 15 mos to 2.9

10AM - 11:30AM

Tuesdays or Wednesdays


Full Day JP/Roslindale

Ages 2.9 to 6

8:30AM - 3:30PM

5 days/week


Morning Arboretum

Ages 2.9 to 6

9:00AM - 12:00PM

2, 3, or 5 days/week

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