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Spruce Street Nursery School

5 Avery Place
Boston, MA 02111

(617) 482-5252


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Mission: Founded in 1996, Spruce Street Nursery School was created to provide and environment that supports the developement of young children and fosters creative thinking, while offering families the opportunity to participate in a community committed to excellent in early learning. Teaching compassion and respect through listening and understanding is fundamental tenet of our educational approach. Through honoring others' ideas, children come to realize how valuable their own ideas are. Children at Spruce develop a strong sense of themselves as individuals and learners, while growing to appreciate their significance as members of a larger community. Ref: FOR PHILOSOPHY SEE:

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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