Important Admissions Information​:

Thank you for your interest in Spruce Street Nursery School. Our Admissions Open House for the '23-'24 school year will take place on October 29th beginning at 9:00 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 Family 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. 


Applications are accepted for all of our classes until January 13th. 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 meeting you soon!

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

'23-'24 Admissions at a Glance​:

Attend our Admissions Open House on Saturday, October 29th! Tour the school with current parents and meet classroom teachers and school administrators. While we normally welcome children, this year it will be an adults-only event. Children are welcome to play with a caregiver in our private playground while you attend an admissions session. We enjoy bagels, coffee, and snacks. People tell us how much fun they have at our Open House! Click HERE to register!

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. We welcome both parents (if applicable) who are fully vaccinated and masked along with your child.  

Submit an Application with a family photo by the January 13th deadline (even if your family visit is scheduled after January 14th)!

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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.