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 2020

Dates:  June 15-August 14, 2020
Time:   8:30 am – 1:00 pm (Toddlers and Mixed-Age); 1:00-3:30pm (Mixed Age only-2.9 to 6 years old)

Please note BHNS will be closed June 29-July 3, 2020

 Registration coming soon!

Please note that any changes made to registration after June 1 will incur a $25 change fee.  No refunds for non-attendance or withdrawal after June 1st.

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 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, 8:30am-1:00pm.

Mixed Age 

2.9-6 years old by the first day of the camp week
All children attend 5 days, 8:30-1:00pm (Extended Day available until 3:30pm).

2019 Specialty Camps – 2020 coming soon

For children at least 3.6, but not yet 7 years old by the first day of the camp week

All children attend 5 days, 8:30am-2:00pm. Showcase for families at 1:30pm on Friday. (Extended Day available until 3:30pm each day).

Story Theater Camp: Swimmy (June 17-21) and Little Engine That Could (June 24-28)

Children can enroll in one or both sessions

Led by BHNS teachers Amy Smith & Kelsey Garrard, Story Theater Camp integrates literacy, science, art, and drama. Children will engage in bringing these stories to life through learning their lines, creating scenery, making costumes, getting comfortable on stage, and more!

Yoga and Mindfulness Summer Program: Play with Me (July 22-26)

Led by BHNS Yoga Teacher Tara Rachel Jones and BHNS teacher Kelsey Garrard, this unique program will integrate expressive movement and storytelling activities themed on the book Play With Me by Marie Hall Ets. It will also include a mindfulness journey through the five senses and will culminate in a showcase for families at the end of the week.


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

June 17-21 – MysticDrumz
June 24-28 – Shadow and Light (Museum of Science)
July 1-5-CLOSED
July 8-12 – Barn Babies
July 15-19 – Tide Pools Alive (New England Aquarium)
July 22-26 – Dino Dig (Museum of Science) 
July 29-August 2 – Bubbles
August 5-9 – Animal Adventures
August 12-16 – Johnny the K