Kindergarten at The Hundred Acre School
Since the school opened in 2014, our preschool families consistently requested that we expand our offerings so that students would be able to utilize the dynamic learning environment at Heritage Museums & Gardens, our STEM focused curriculum and our talented educators. Parents also expressed the importance of play based learning and opportunities to learn in, about and with nature. Our full day Kindergarten program began in 2019 and was filled to capacity on year 1. In the fall of 2020, we offered a 5 day a week, in-person kindergarten program during the peak of the pandemic by leveraging our small class size and the typical average 2.5 hours of outdoor learning opportunities daily. What is unique about our school is the daily schedule flexibility to meet students needs, our curriculum is hands-on and utilizes the outdoors as a springboard to learning, and our small class size allows for individual attention. One family made this analogy about attending a small school, “I’m grateful that my young student gets to swim in this pond, before jumping in the ocean.” Our goal is to teach the whole child while fostering strong social, emotional, and intellectual growth and emphasizing STEM as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning.
Our program is 5 days a week for a full day from 9 a.m. – 3 p,m. with after school options available.
The Kindergarten program has maximum capacity of 14 students.
Our maximum student-teacher ratio is 14:1 which is determined by EEC licensing regulations.
Our Kindergarten teacher is licensed and has a BA in Education, learn more here.
Our curriculum is taught through a STEM lens meaning that we approach concepts with curiosity and discovery. During the school year, students will study a series of investigations depending on their interests, teacher goals and environmental influences. Each investigation aligns with the Massachusetts standards for Kindergarten. Our elementary students also utilize literacy curriculums and a mathematics curriculum to strengthen development of these skills.
Tuition is billed bi-weekly in your Brightwheel account.