Welcome to Bowen Cooperative Nursery School

A Newton, Massachusetts Preschool

We are a school of families, where everyone has a chance to learn and grow, make life-long connections and become deeply involved in the preschool experience. Founded in 1955, we are one of the oldest cooperatives in the country.

We would be happy to tell you what makes our school such a special place for families. Explore our website, come and visit us, and let us answer any questions you might have.”

– Nina Tebaldi, Bowen’s Director

Find out more about us.

A Big Bowen Thank you to the following Individuals and Companies who supported Bowen’s Fall Fete Fundraiser! Our event was a huge success thanks to your generosity!

Advance Auto Center

Antoine’s Pastry Shop

Baby Koo

Be Ahead of The Game

Big Picture Framing

Bill’s Pizzeria

Boston Red Sox

Brewers Coalition

Brookline Booksmith


Clay Room Pottery

Cookies By Kates

Davis Hairdressing

Disney World

Down Under Yoga

Duchess Fashion

Fancy Pants

Farmstead Table


Green Planet Kids

Goldfish Swim School Needham


Just Next Door

Learning Express

Loon Mountain

Lorraine Cleaners

Music Together

New Art Center

Newtonville Books

Paint Bar Newton

Panera Bread

Paula Gannon Music

Pepe Pizza

Purre Barre

Raquel Gonzolas Photagraphy

Roche Brothers

Rox Diner

Sandwich Works

Salvi’s Barber Shop

Smudge Nail Bar


Studio 11 Photography

Sweet Tart Frozen Yogurt

The Silver Woman

Treat Cupcake Bar

UPS Store Newtonville

Waterville Valley

Wild Harvest Bread Company

Wilson Farm


Yogurt Beach

Watertown Watch



Begin your child’s journey to school and lifelong learning at Bowen

Enrollment in Bowen’s Pre-K Program Now Open for Fall 2016

Would your child benefit from an extra year of academic and social development?  Come take a look at Bowen’s Pre-K preschool program which offers a unique opportunity for a third year of preschool.  Pre-K at Bowen combines an exciting mix of academics and social skills brought together by a dedicated team of teachers.  These older 4’s and young 5’s work toward goals comparable to those in kindergarten but at a modified pace in a much smaller community with a 7:1 child teacher ratio.  This class of 14 quickly becomes a cohesive group working, playing and learning together with enthusiasm.  The Pre-K program runs Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1pm.

Please visit our Admission page to apply for the Pre-K program and contact Nina Tebaldi at (617) 332-3923 with any questions.