Charlestown Nursery School is the kind of school parents expect, educators celebrate and children adore. Our pioneering curriculum celebrates the great potential of young children, with the goal of nurturing self-motivated, life-long learners.

Our curriculum is play-based, but far more than "play." It is a series of expertly guided investigations that grow from the children's own interests, that immerse them in the process and joys of real discovery. Consistent evidence and experience has demonstrated that this approach allows children to consistently exceed the usual educational standards, and to simultaneously develop a joy in learning that will serve them for a lifetime.

A learning community

Each classroom has two master teachers and a Parent Helper. Our low teacher-to-child ratio allows for one-on-one engagement and thoughtful observation. Each member of the teaching staff has outstanding experience, advanced training or degrees, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

At the forefront of early education

Just six years old, we have already found our place at the forefront of early education. We have partnerships with several universities, including the BU Child Cognition Lab, Tufts, and Harvard's Project Zero. We are also a training location for student teachers, a preferred site for various research institutions, and are engaged in partnerships with international schools. We also regularly welcome educators from around the world to observe and to share best practice.

Visit us

We encourage you to visit so you can experience our research-driven, Reggio Emilia-inspired program firsthand, and to meet our highly-trained teachers. Drop by for a tour (10:00 am any Wednesday school is open) or during the day, evening, or weekend.

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