About Our School


Spruce Street Nursery School serves children ages 2-5 and is located in the heart of downtown Boston. At Spruce we recognize that children learn about the world through active exploration and play. Teachers here develop curriculum to honor and explore each child's potential.  Classrooms are designed to offer many opportunities for a child to learn at his or her own pace.  Art, music, and children's literature are essential elements of our program. Concepts and skills are presented at appropriate developmental stages and then expanded upon through both structured activity and imaginative play.


Many children begin attending on a part-time schedule which allows both the child and family to achieve a comfort level with school and the separation process. Scheduled days increase in subsequent years as your child becomes acclimated to school, allowing greater continuity of curriculum as your child grows and develops.


We feel that children of all ages should come together to learn from and with each other.  Although our classrooms are grouped and defined generally by age, all of the children have ample opportunity to work with other teachers and age groups as well.  By encouraging interchange between classrooms a greater feeling of community is experienced as children both younger and older come to know and appreciate one another.


The city provides the school with many opportunities for concrete experiences that broaden the children’s understanding of the world around them.  Cart rides along city streets and trips to the park contribute to an essential understanding of what it means to be part of a larger community.  The many resources available in the city are invaluable teaching tools.  The richness and diversity of the urban environment both informs and enriches our educational mission.


Spruce Street Nursery School admits students of any race, color, and national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.  Spruce Street Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, cultural heritage, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religion, political beliefs, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school administered programs.