Half Day Preschool
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Entirely outdoors, ages 2.9 through 6
Drop-off and pick-up are outdoors at Massachusetts Horticultural Society (MassHort), at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley.
We will spend our days in the forest and gardens. The children are active participants in selecting which places we visit and how we explore them. Click here for a video of the extraordinary gardens at MassHort.
Hours and Schedule
9 am – 12 pm, Monday through Friday
We follow the Wellesley Public Schools calendar.
9 a.m.: Drop-off
--> Morning Circle
Greetings, song, seasonal events, and safety rules
--> Hike to an "adventure spot"
--> Emergent curriculum in nature
Play, guided exploration, nature walks, projects, etc.
12 p.m.: Pick-up
Annual tuition for 5 mornings/week:
$10,800 (10 monthly payments of $1,080)
Annual tuition for 3 mornings/week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday):
$7,500 (10 monthly payments of $750)
Annual tuition for 2 mornings/week (Tuesday, Thursdays):
$5000 (10 monthly payments of $500)
An enrollment fee of $200 is required to reserve your spot.
BOPN families are required to buy a MassHort membership at the "Individual" ($55) level or above by the first day of school.
Please inquire about scholarships for our Tuesday/Thursday class!
How to Apply
To be eligible for our program, your child must be at least 2 years and 9 months of age by September 2. If your child turns 2.9 during the school year and if there is a spot available at that time, we may be able to accept them.
Registration is complete and your child's spot is secured once we have received a completed enrollment packet and a non-refundable $200 enrollment fee.
Questions? Please reach out to Julia at 617-637-0261 or Julia.Sappenfield@bopn.org. You may also reach out to Sarah at 917 692 6946 or Sarah.Besse@bopn.org.
We look forward to getting to know you!