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Beacon Hill Nursery School



Two women by front door, Beacon Hill Nursery School

Beacon Hill Nursery School Founded

Beacon Hill Nursery School was founded by Frannie Howe and Sue Lyman with the aim to “provide any child living in the Beacon Hill and Back Bay area of Boston with a professionally run Nursery-Kindergarten school, with additional cooperation from all the parents.” The school opened at Shapiro’s Antique Shop at 91 Charles Street.

Beacon Hill Nursery School moves to its current home at 74 Joy Street. The dedication took place on Sunday, October 22 with an estimated three thousand children and adults in attendance to celebrate the opening. 


playground, Beacon Hill Nursery School

The Beacon Award

Beacon Hill Nursery School receives the prestigious Beacon Award from the Beacon Hill Civic Association.


“The Beacon Award provides the opportunity to publicly recognize and applaud an individual or group whose long term leadership over time has had significant positive effect in enhancing the quality of life on Beacon Hill.”


Children playing in playground, Beacon Hill Nursery School


The school celebrates its 60th Anniversary and opens the school year with a newly renovated, natural playscape. The playscape features a discovery/science center, play hut, sand play area, slide, and a 40-inch wide wooden chair carved from a tree trunk and dedicated to former Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino. 

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