The Beacon Hill Nursery School Summer Program is a 8 week creative learning adventure for children aged 2 years to 7 years. Children can enroll for as many weeks as they would like. Following developmentally appropriate practice, children are engaged in and challenged by creatively designed environments and learning activities that stimulate intellectual growth and social skills. This program is open to all children, whether they attend BHNS or not. The Summer Program offers children a mixed-age group experience (with the exception of the toddler program). It also serves as a valuable transition time for children entering BHNS for the first time in the fall.


Our summer program is staffed by some of  the same experienced, EEC qualified teachers who provide the enriching experiences of our regular school year. We maintain a 1:6 teacher to student ratio (1:4.5 in the Toddler room).


The summer program facilities are state of the art early childhood environments that provide optimum opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities. Children enjoy two large, on-site natural playscapes that offer an abundance of nature and science activities. Our thoughtfully designed classrooms, child- centered library, working kitchen, lunchroom, and gymnasium are all air- conditioned and allow for a broad range of creative indoor activities.


Children bring their lunch to BHNS each day. A mid- morning snack is provided. We are a nut-free school in order to protect our children with allergies.


Parents should plan to be available to stay until their child has made a satisfactory adjustment. If a child is having difficulty sepreating from his or her parent, the teacher will assist them in working out an effective transition plan.

Program activities

Each week of the program includes activities such as arts & crafts, in- house field trips, music, yoga, pretend & free play, science & nature, stories, and water play! Themes such as Tide Pools, Nature in the City, and Summer Theatre will be complemented with in-house field trips from The Discovery Museum, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Barn Babies and Puppet Shows! In addition, our outdoor natural playscapes are a perfect opportunity for your child to watch a piece of nature change through the season – feed birds in the garden, plant vegetables, and watch the blueberry bushes grow!

 Explorers Club Program

tThe Explorers Club for children ages 5-7 years old.  Each week will bring an in depth study of an enticing subject, with highly detailed projects as well as some off-site field trips in addition to the in-house events.  While fun and learning continues to be the emphasis, we are happy to be focusing on advancing skills of children as they enter the elementary school world.

Dates and Times

Summer Season: June 19-August 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm


All preschool age children 2.9 and older must enroll in a five day program.

Toddler children (2.0-2.8 yrs) must enroll in the 3 day program Monday, Tuesday and Thursday or the 2 day Wednesday, Friday program.

Registration Dates: Online Registration Coming Soon!


In-House Field Trips are scheduled based on the presenters availability and scheduling preferences which may vary from week to week and  they are subject to change.
 June 19-23-The New England Aquarium presents Tide Pools Alvie-Thursday, June 22
 June 26-30-TBD
 July 3-7-CLOSED
 July 10-14-Barn Babies-Thursday, July 13
 July 17-21-TBD
 July 24-28- Brookline Puppet Showplace Theatre presents “The Carrot Salesman”- Thursday, July 27
July 31-August 4-TBD
 August 7-11-TBD
 August 14-18-TBD