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.
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
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
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
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
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."
Full Day Mixed Age
& Half Day Toddler
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
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.