Time: 9:00 - 12:00, Monday-Friday
Tuition: $9,820 annually (2020-2021)
Teachers provide a daily routine that affords the children the opportunity to investigate many materials, both independently and in teacher-directed projects. The morning begins with an extended period of free play that includes opportunities for children to explore independently or work in small groups. Activities include water or sand play, dramatic play, outdoor play, art/science projects, manipulatives, and large blocks. As the morning progresses, the children have a whole-group meeting, snack, and story time. Two mornings per week, a specialist brings music, yoga, or nature education into the classroom. Each class spends time outside every morning, weather-permitting.
Extended Day Options
. - Lunch Bunch -
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Tuition: $17 per diem (2020-2021)
Lunch Bunch is available on a per diem basis (subject to availability) or at a semester rate. Enrollment is limited in each of our Extended Day options. Sign up on a first come, first served basis. Semester rates are listed below.
- Extended Day -
Time: 12:00 - 3:00
Tuition: $50 per diem (2020-2021)
Extended Day is available on a per diem basis (subject to availability) or at a semester rate. Enrollment is limited in each of our Extended Day options. Sign up on a first come, first served basis. Semester rates are listed below.
Summer Program 2021
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm, June 22nd – July 30th
(No School: June 21st. No School: July 5th - July 9th)
Tuition: $300 per week* (2-week minimum for new children)
*Summer tuition is non-refundable, and must be paid in full for your child’s registration to be complete.
*Week 1 is a 4-day week from Tuesday-Friday. The tuition will be prorated.
Summer at CNS is a relaxed time for children involving lots of outdoor play and nature exploration in our shady, breezy playground. The program runs for five weeks; parents may sign up for individual weeks, assuming space.
We welcome new families to participate in the summer program. It is a good opportunity for incoming children to become familiar with many of the daily routines, the teachers, and other children. Children often have an easier time managing the transition from home to school, and settling into the classroom in the fall after spending a few weeks at our summer program.
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I cannot say enough about how amazing CNS has been for our entire family. We have made great friends and have been well supported as we navigate parenting young children."
Come see and feel the vibrant, joyful energy of a school day at CNS and learn about our play-based, child-centered program.
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Cambridge Nursery School
6 Hillside Place
Cambridge, MA 02140
CNS is committed to welcoming a diverse community. CNS does not discriminate in its enrollment or hiring with regard to a person's race, ethnic and national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, political beliefs or disabilities. Toilet training status is never a consideration for enrollment.