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. 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 2017

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

Online Registration is now open! Reserve your spot and register today!

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!

Programs

Toddler 

2.0-2.8 years old by the first day of the camp week
2-day option (Wednesday & Friday)
3-day option (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)

Mixed Age (Preschool)

2.9-4 years old by the first day of the camp week
All children attend 5 days

Explorers Club 

5-7 years old by the first day of the camp week
All children attend 5 days

For these older children, 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.

Staff

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 (1:3 in the Toddler room).

Facilities

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!

Lunch

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.

Transitions

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.

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-Johnny the K-Thursday, August 10
 August 14-18-Mystic Drumz-Thursday, August 17