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Boston Outdoor Preschool Network offers an innovative, nature-based curriculum to toddlers, preschoolers, pre-kindergartners and kindergartners. We aim to foster community and stewardship by partnering with local outdoor spaces in the Greater Boston Area.


Our unique programming encourages creativity by providing children with stimulating play activities that foster problem solving skills as well as persistence. Through engaging with their environment children develop habits of thought which not only prepare them for school but also increase their overall social-emotional wellbeing.


JP | Roslindale

JP/Roslindale classes are held in the Arnold Arboretum, a living "museum" of trees, plants, and beauty.



Wellesley programs are situated in the woodlands, fields, and gardens of Elm Bank Reservation & The Massachusetts Horticultural Society


Malden/ Melrose

Students in Malden/Melrose learn amongst the forest cedars, stunning lookout views, and pond life at Pine Banks Park.

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Children learn and play while frolicking under the trees of the Forbes House Museum grounds.

What's Next?

Cultivate Curiosity, Connection, & Confidence

1. Inquire:

Filling out an inquiry form lets us know you’re interested in learning more about BOPN. We will email you brief introductory information and help you arrange a time to see our sites!

2. Visit:

Touring our classes gives you the opportunity to see our philosophy in practice, chat with our experienced nature educators, and stand in awe of the stunning forests, gardens, and landscapes the children explore.


3. Enroll:

We will provide everything you need to complete our entirely online enrollment process (payment & forms).  Financial aid is available.

Take the first step.

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