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  • Distinctly Different

    We offer a distinctly different option from other private schools in Boston, providing your child with the opportunity for a high level of academic success.

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  • Globally Recognized Curricula

    Our combination of curricula is regarded as one of the finest in the world by leading colleges and universities.

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  • Nurturing Risk In A Safe Environment

    We celebrate success and encourage risk taking, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first.

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  • Inspiring Every Child

    Our staff are dedicated to knowing every child well and adapting their approach to ensure all are successful.

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  • Join Our Community

    We are the school of choice for discerning parents who seek a genuine 21st century education for their children. Join us.

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  • Inspiring Innovation

    We're bringing the national computer programming, Hour of Code, to our school.

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Toddlers, Preschool & Pre-K

In these early years, every day is an opportunity for astounding growth. Your little one will thrive in our developmentally-centered programs that embrace the principle of learning through play. Safe to explore, each child is supported and encouraged.

  • Outdoor Learning
  • Toddlers playing outside
  • Reception Writing
  • Circle Time
  • A young girl works at an easel
  • A student holds a duckling
  • A teacher works with a young student

learning through play

The youngest members of our community embrace the fun and nurturing programs in our Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes. We understand that at this age your child learns through play, so we use a play-based developmental approach in these early years.

Our specially-designed classrooms will allow your child to experience safe and exciting learning both indoors and outside. As your child discovers the world, our teachers are there to nurture, encourage and guide. 

We value your role as parents, and your child's primary teacher will work in partnership with you to strive for the best learning experience possible. Together, we begin to lay the foundation for your child's personal, academic and global future.

Understanding that each youngster has a unique set of needs and abilities, we help your child develop critical thinking, creativity and interpersonal skills.

learning in the early years

Underpinning the program for these age groups is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, focused on:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Coupled with these experiences is the thematic approach of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Created with an awareness of children's brain development, the IPC will help your child make connections and discover the world.

With thematic units on topics such as "All About Me", "Let's Pretend", "Treasure" and "Sand and Water", your child will experience collaborative, active learning.  The units provide our teachers with many opportunities to link to early literacy and numeracy skills.

Come visit us to observe a class in action.

Curriculum Guide Toddlers, Nursery and Pre K (Reception)