Credit: Spruce Street Nursery School
Spruce Street Nursery School, founded in 1996, serves children ages 2-5. Spruce fosters learning through active exploration and play. Classrooms are grouped by age and a student to teacher ratio of 4.5 to 1 is maintained. There are many opportunities for each child to learn at his or her own pace. Children will also enjoy the school’s private playground.
Cart rides along city streets and trips to the park contribute to an essential understanding of what it means to be part of a larger community. The many resources available in the city are invaluable teaching tools. The richness and diversity of the urban environment both informs and enriches our educational mission.
Teachers develop curriculum to honor and explore each child’s potential. Art, music, and children’s literature are essential elements of our program. Concepts and skills are presented at appropriate developmental stages and then expanded upon through structured activities and imaginative play.
Spruce Street Nursery School provides an environment that supports the development of young children and fosters creative thinking, while offering families the opportunity to participate in a community committed to excellence in early learning. Teaching compassion and respect through listening and understanding is a fundamental tenet of the school’s educational approach.
Schedule and Extended Hours
Each day begins at 8:30am and ends at 1:00pm. Families have the option to extend the day with a morning drop off at 7:30am and extended afternoon hours until 5:30pm. Extended hours are available on either a contractual or drop-in basis, depending on availability.
Special after school activities include soccer in the Common, swim lessons at the Wang YMCA, yoga, and drama play.