For ages 15 months - 8 years, BOPN offers summer programming that includes half day programs, as well as full day programs. These nature-immersive classes provide children with a nature-immersive curriculum designed to foster invention, problem solving, and persistence. Through play, engagement with the environment, and exploring carefully curated materials, youth develop the habits of mind that lead not only to school readiness, but also to socio-emotional well-being.
Our summer programing helps children build confidence by....
guiding youth to take healthy risks
providing children with the opportunity to teach one another
differentiating expectations so that children are faced with reachable goals
Through a summer out-of-doors, children develop creativity by...
exploring open-ended activities and provacations
engaging in socio-dramatic play opportunities such as building forts, bridges, and cities
creating art from natural materials
Cognition is sparked during a summer at BOPN by....
closely observing insects, plants, and wildlife and sharing these reflections
posing and testing hypothesis about the natural world
developing precision of vocabulary for the flora and fauna in the environment
Half Day Toddler
Ages 15 months - 2.9 Years
Location: Wellesley Only
8 Week Program
Mixed Age Toddler & Preschool
Ages 2.5 - 8 years
Location: Malden Only
1 Week Sessions
Half Day Mixed Age
Ages 2.9 years - 8 years
Locations: JP/Roslindale & Wellesley
8:30AM-3:30PM (JP) & 3 or 4 (Wellesley)
6-8 Week Program
Don’t want to commit for the entire summer? Not even close to finalizing summer plans? Not to worry! BOPN will be offering our half day morning summer sessions again this year. We won’t begin enrolling students for the week-by-week sessions until March 1, 2023, but if you already have some summer plans in place, you will be able to note which sessions you want. We ask that families sign up for at least three one-week half day sessions over the course of the summer. Please note that the weeks do not have to be consecutive. Since we know plans change, you will be able to change your dates as long as there is availability by providing written notice to the Enrollment Coordinator.
Full Summer Programs
Half day toddler as well as our full day toddler programs require an eight week commitment. Families may choose to skip one or more weeks, but will be billed for the entire summer. Full day preschool & kindergarten aged children may choose 6 weeks of the eight to attend.
Week 1: July 5 - July 7
Week 2: July 10 - July 14
Week 3: July 17 - July 21
Week 4: July 24 - July 28
Week 5: July 31 - August 4
Week 6: August 7 -August 11
Week 7: August 14 - August 18
Week 8: August 21 - August 25
Half Day Mixed Age
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: (Arb only) August 28 - September 1
Secure Your Spot!
Summer programs must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. If you need to arrange alternate payment arrangements, feel free to reach out to us.
Don’t forget if you need financial assistance for Summer 2023 to submit a financial aid application by January 1, 2023. All families currently receiving financial aid must re-apply. Tuition for summer 2023 can be found here.