Cambridge Nursery School Program

By Cambridge Nursery School

Our preschool provides a daily routine that affords the children the opportunity to investigate many materials, both independently and in teacher-directed projects.

Photo of tea activity with children in watching a presenter in a circle.
This program runs during the school year.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

We are a 10-month program (Sept - June), with an optional 5 or 6-week summer program. This year school will run from September 8th, 2022 - June 16th, 2023 on weekdays from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.

Ages: 2 to 5.

Grades Preschool and Junior Kindergarten.

Students must be age 2.9 years old (2 years and 9 months) or above by September 30th to be eligible. Students can participate through age 5.

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Cambridge Nursery School Director

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Cambridge Nursery School Enrollment

Admission is rolling unless we fill up. We recommend you call the school's phone number to talk to the director. Applications are accepted at the Fall Open House and on a rolling basis thereafter. A non-refundable Application Fee ($45) is due with each application. Please check out our website for more information.



  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available

Some scholarships are available. Applying for financial assistance is part of the application process.


  • In-person only.

Cambridge Nursery School

6 Hillside Place
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States

Baldwin, Neighborhood 9, North Cambridge, and West Cambridge

Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

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, music lessons, yoga/mindfulness, manipulatives, and large blocks. As the morning progresses, the children have a whole-group meeting, snack, and story time. Children spend time outside every morning, weather-permitting in our fully equipped, fenced-in playground.