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 15th. 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 Virtual Admissions Open House on November 7th at 9:30 AM! Since this event will be held virtually this year we recommend that parent(s) only attend.

Schedule a Virtual Parent 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. After you schedule your visit we will send you a link to submit your video.
Submit a short video, no longer than 3 minutes please, of you and your child playing, interacting, and just doing what you do! Please keep this informal and have fun with it! We are just trying to get a sense of who your little one is. And if you capture your child playing independently, without a parent or caregiver, that's great too! Once you schedule your Parent Visit we will send you an invitation to submit the video.
Submit an Application with a family photo by the January 15th deadline (even if your family visit is scheduled after January 15th)!
Welcome to Spruce!
While we wish we could welcome you to Spruce in person, we hope you enjoy this window into our school, and discovering what makes it the special place it is for children and families.