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

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Enrollment in Bowen’s Pre-K Program Now Open for Fall 2017

Begin your child’s journey to school and lifelong learning at Bowen. Bowen’s Pre-K program offers a unique opportunity for a third year of pre-school.  Pre-K combines an exciting mix of academics and social skills, taught by a dedicated team of educators. 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 and playing together with enthusiasm.  The program runs Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1pm.

Parents are welcome to visit the school to observe firsthand how their child will benefit from Bowen’s Pre-K program.

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