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Kendall Nursery & Kindergarten

577 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478

(617) 484-4634


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Kendall School (est. in 1931) mission is to provide a nurturing, creative and enriching experience for pre-school age children that encourages positive self-esteem and the eagerness to learn. It also provides an opportunity for children to form strong and supportive relationships with children and adults outside of the home. The first school experience is essential to help children develop independence so that they are well equipped to face the challenges of primary school.

Our program philosophy is based on the concept of a developmentally and age appropriate practice. We work toward fostering the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of children by offering both child directed and teacher directed activities. Curiosity, exploration, and sharing are nurtured and praised.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00-8:30 Early Bird Room
8:30-9:15 Free Activity Time
9:15-9:25 Clean Up
9:30-9:45 Meeting Time
9:45-10:30 Music Circle
10:30-10:40 Snack Time
10:40-11:25 Classroom Time
11:25-12:00 Outdoor Play
12:00 Dismissal for AM Program Children
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:15 Rest Time
1:15-2:15 Special Class Time
2:15-2:30 Snack Time
2:30-3:00 Outdoor Play
3:00-5:30 Extended Day
5:30 School Closes

Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school