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Half Day Arboretum

Program Location: JP/Roslindale

Program Ages: 2.9 - 6 years

Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM with option for early drop off at 8:30

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


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.

"Without being required to “sit still” or do work at a desk, BOPN children prepare for primary school through learning how to follow class routines while also having the freedom to follow their natural curiosity. By the time they transition, they have built their capacity to sustain attention and remain engaged in activities for longer periods of time. They also have built a genuine hunger for learning!"


School Year Tuition

Age 2 as of August 31, 2023

School Year Tuition

Ages 3 - 6 as of August 31, 2023

5 days/ week


3 days/ week


2 days/ week


Early Risers Fee


**5 day students receive 50% off early risers**



Save the environment...and your wallet

Return to BOPN create a generation of stewards one child at a time...

Complete your intent to re-enroll form by December 16, 2022 as well as your enrollment packets & deposit by February 10, 2023 to receive a 5% discount on  school year 2023 & 15% off from half day summer 2023

**Discounts do not apply to those receiving financial aid**

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Summer 2023

  • We will now run half day summer in one week sessions.

  • There will be no PM half day summer offerings.

  • Current families who participate in early re-enrollment will receive a 15% tuition discount on half day summer sessions. (Cannot be combined with financial aid.)

  • Half Day Summer Invoices will post to Procare accounts on March 1 and be auto-deducted on March 5.  Enrollment paperwork for families enrolling only in BOPN Summer programs will not be sent until March 1st, but your spot will be secure.

Half day mixed age programs run in one week sessions. 

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

Session 10: August 28 - September 1

Summer Tuition: $409/week

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