The Beacon Hill Nursery School Summer Program is an 8-week creative learning adventure for children aged 2 years to 6 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. Our summer program is open to all children; we welcome families from the Boston community and beyond. The Summer Program offers children the opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with the old!
Summer Session 2019
Dates: June 17-August 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Please note BHNS will be closed July 1-5, 2019
Registration will open in early February for current families and on February 15 for the larger community
Please note that any changes made after June 1 to registration will incur a $25 change fee. No refunds for non-attendance or withdrawal after June 1st.
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!
2.0-2.8 years old by the first day of the camp week
All children attend 5 days
2.9-6 years old by the first day of the camp week
All children attend 5 days
Our summer program is staffed by many of the same experienced, EEC qualified teachers who provide the enriching experiences during the school year. We maintain a 1:6 teacher to student ratio (1:4.5 in the Toddler room).
Our facilities are state of the art early childhood environments that provide optimum opportunities for indoor and outdoor 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 also enjoy two large, on-site natural playscapes that offer an abundance of nature and science activities. Our playscapes include several water features, such as a manual water pump, a waterfall, and a sprinkler or two hidden within the natural environment providing the ultimate experience in summer fun!
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 separating from his or her parent, the teacher will assist them in working out an effective transition plan.
|Summer Program Schedule 2019
(Sample in-house field trips from 2018 include: Barn Babies, Johnny the K, Rainforest Reptiles, BubbleMania, Tide Pools Alive (New England Aquarium), Shadow and Lights (Museum of Science), MysticDrumz, and Puddlestompers.)
|July 29-August 2|