Welcome to Old South Preschool
Located in Boston, MA
We are a weekday, non-religious preschool program
for children ages 2 through 5
Dear Prospective Families,
Welcome to Old South Preschool! My name is Carolyn Davis and I serve as the Preschool’s Director. Creating inviting and supportive learning environments where children can thrive is my life’s work and passion, and I believe that Old South Preschool embodies this.
Situated in the heart of Boston’s Copley Square, Old South Preschool is a truly special place. Here, children are given the opportunity to deep dive into the sparks of their interests, to become explorers of the world and this neighborhood of Boston, to learn important life lessons through play and inquiry, and be honored and respected as individuals. On any given day, you might find a classroom building a cardboard rocketship to explore the planetary systems they’ve just learned about; taking a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts to better understand lines, colors, and artists; planting flowers and other plants in the classroom to observe how new life forms and grows; reading books together; or simply playing in the park and open spaces. Our emergent curriculum allows the children to dictate what is explored and learned based on their interests, and is ever evolving. Teachers act as facilitators in scaffolding their learning experience, guiding lessons to be impactful, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate, while encouraging the children to make their own discoveries.
Joining Old South Preschool also means becoming part of a vibrant, caring community. Teachers get to know not just the children in their own classrooms, but in all three classrooms. In our welcome to families, we commit to establishing relationships that are open, mutually respectful, and collaborative in nature. Our staff strives to build trust and foster reciprocal interactions that help nurture budding connections. Together, staff and parents become partners for their own benefit and that of the children.
At Old South Preschool, we love what we do. We find magic in watching children grow and evolve. We honor and respect each individual child, and are passionate about their well-being. We care deeply about assisting children to move through developmental stages toward Kindergarten and beyond. For over 75 years we’ve been helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and we hope your family will want to be a part of that.
Our program begins in the Blue Room with a cozy, warm learning space designed just for these youngest learners. Teacher ratios in this class are 3 children to each teacher, providing a high level of care of inspiration. Students learn a great deal about how to be a member of a group, becoming more socially capable; how to explore and observe their surroundings; and much about their own body and mind.
The Green Room houses students who are generally ages 3 – 4 years old. There is some leeway in the placement of these ages, and during enrollment, leaders will craft classes with the most similar age and developmental needs together to best create cohesive classrooms. Students in this room enjoy a little more freedom and a little more wiggle room than the younger classroom, but also are expected to take more responsibility for imagining what the classroom might study and for their behavior as a class.
The Red Room houses our oldest students, who are ages 4 – 5 years old, and most plan on beginning Kindergarten the following September. The school day runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and parents have the option of enrolling their children for 3, 4, or 5 days per week. This class can accommodate up to 14 students each day.