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Summer 2023

BOPN offers summer programming for ages 15 months - 8 years. Our Montessori and Forest School inspired programs are designed to foster invention, problem solving, persistence, and important social emotional skills.  Through play, engagement with the environment, and exploration of carefully curated materials, youth develop the habits of mind that lead not only to school readiness but also to meaningful friendships.

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Confidence

Our summer programing helps children build confidence by....

  • providing children with  opportunities to teach and learn from one another

  • setting developmentally appropriate expectations for each individual child

  • permitting youth to engage in developmentally appropriate "risky play" while also maintaining overall safety

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Creativity

Through a summer out-of-doors, children develop creativity by...

  • exploring open-ended fine motor activities (e.g., watercolor painting)

  • engaging in dramatic and imaginary play opportunities such as building forts, bridges, and cities

  • creating art from natural materials

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Cognition

Cognition is sparked during a summer at BOPN by....

  • closely watching insects, plants, and wildlife and sharing observations

  • posing and testing hypotheses about the natural world  

  • developing precise vocabulary for the flora and fauna in the environment

Half Day Toddler - Wellesley

15 months - 2.9 years

8:30AM - 12:30PM

8 Week Program

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Half Day Mixed Age - Malden

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Full Day Toddler - Wellesley

2.5 - 8 years

9:00AM - 12:00PM

1 Week Sessions

15 months - 2.9 years

8:30 AM - 3 or 4 PM

8 Week Program

2.9 - 8 years

9:00AM-12:00PM

1 Week Sessions

Full Day Mixed Age -
JP/Roslindale & Wellesley

2.9  - 8 years

8:30AM-3:30PM (JP/Ros)

8:30AM - 3:00PM or 4:00PM (Wellesley)

6-8 Week Program

Half Day Mixed Age -

JP/Roslindale & Wellesley

"BOPN offers kids more than just an education; it offers them an experience. The teachers foster confidence, independence, and caring; they teach the skills that will be a solid foundation for our kids to build on, and they do it in a natural setting that creates a love of nature and the environment." 

~BOPN Parent

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Full Day Mixed Age
& Half Day Toddler 
Schedules

Our small half and full day toddler programs (both Wellesley only) require an eight week commitment.  Full day preschool & kindergarten age children may choose six of the eight weeks to attend.

Week 1: July 3; 5 through 7 (Full Wellesley, closed July 4)

Week 1: July 6 - 8 (Half Day Toddler Wellesley)

 

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

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Half Day Mixed Age Schedule 

Half day mixed age programs run in one week sessions. There is a three week enrollment minimum.  Weeks need not be consecutive.

Week 1: June 26 - June 30

Week 2: July 3, 5 through 7

Week 3: July 10 - July 14

Week 4: July 17 - July 21

Week 5: July 24 - July 28

Week 6: July 31 - August 4

Week 7: August 7 -August 11

Week 8: August 14 - August 18

Week 9: August 21 - August 25

Week 10: *JP/Roslindale only*         August 28 - September 1

Tuition & Aid

Summer programs must be paid in full at the time of enrollment. If you need tuition assistance in the form of a payment schedule, reduced tuition, or waived fees, please submit an interest form and request that a financial aid application be sent to you.  Tuition rates for summer 2023 can be found here.

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