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Church of the Redeemer Coop Nursery School

379 Hammond Street
Newton, MA 02467

(617) 566-9162


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Founded more than 35 years ago, Church of the Redeemer Cooperative Nursery School offers a warm, nurturing, and happy learning environment for 3 and 4 year olds that prepares them for kindergarten. The school uses classrooms in the parish house of the historic Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, but has no affiliation with the church.

A Typical Day

We have two classes, the Bumble Bee group for children 2.9 to 3.9 and the Explorers for children 3.9 to 5. Classes typically range from 7-14 children, with two teachers. In addition to the standard range of pre-school activities and art projects, we often have a weekly cooking project that the children participate in, and a visiting teacher for music and Spanish instruction. We frequently take advantage of the nearby MBTA Green line to make field trips to Brookline and Boston destinations. We are also a short walk from the trails and gardens of the 114-acre Hammond Pond Reservation, which we regularly visit for nature explorations.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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