Important Admissions Information​:

Thank you for your interest in Spruce Street Nursery School. This year our Admissions Open House will be held virtually on November 7th at 9:30 AM! We hope that you can join us to meet Christie Guevin, Director, Leslie Rhodes, Assistant Director, our classroom teachers, and current parents who will be available to share their insights and answer any questions that you may have.


After the Open House, the online calendar will be available so that you may schedule your Virtual Parent Visit - you can also call us to schedule the visit if it's easier. The visit is an integral part of the application process and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the school. 


In addition to the virtual parent visit, this year we are requesting that you submit a short video of you and your child playing, reading a book, sharing a snack-really anything that introduces us to your family a little. Normally we meet the whole family at the Family Visit, but since this year that's not possible, we hope you can give us a window into your child's world by providing a short, candid video, no more than 3 minutes please! And if it's easier to capture your child playing independently, that's great too.


Applications are accepted for all of our classes until January 14th. The Acorn class, which serves children 2-2.9 years as of September 1st, is not the only entry point at Spruce. The Willow class, which serves children ages 2.10-mid-threes, is also an entry point. Each year, about half of the new students at Spruce enter the Willow year. We often have one or two openings in the Maple (older 3s- young 4s) and Oak (Pre-K) classes as well. The Application Fee may be paid by check or by Paypal.


Thank you again for your interest in Spruce Street.  We look forward to seeing you!

Important Links & Contacts:
Click here for an Application
Click here to schedule a Family Visit
The application fee may be paid by
check or Paypal
Click here to view current
Tuition Rates
Please call us at 617.482.5252
or email us at

Admissions at a Glance​:

Attend our Admissions Open House on Saturday, November 6th, 9:00 AM - 12! Tour the school with current parents and meet classroom teachers and school administrators. There is no need to RSVP for this event and children are more than welcome to attend. We enjoy bagels, coffee, and snacks. People tell us how much fun they have at our Open House!

Schedule a Family Visit after the Admissions Open House! This is a chance for you to learn more about Spruce and for us to learn a little more about your family. Plan on visiting with both parents (if applicable) and the child.

Submit an Application with a family photo by the January 14th deadline (even if your family visit is scheduled after January 15th)!

Welcome to Spruce!
We hope that you enjoy this window into our school, and discover what makes it the special place it is for children and families.