Founded in 1955 in Newton, Massachusetts, we are one of the longest-running cooperative nursery schools in the country: not just a school for children, but a school for families. At Bowen, everyone has a chance to learn and grow, make lifelong connections and become deeply involved in the preschool experience.
A COMMUNITY OF FAMILIES
Our co-op model provides a unique hands-on educational experience
A school that addresses the needs of the entire family
Supportive, engaged community encourages lifelong friendships for both children and parents
PLAY TO LEARN
Serving 2.9-5 year olds through 3-Day, 5-Day and Pre-K
Smaller classes and compelling 5:1 child-adult ratio (7:1 in Pre-K)
Play-based, emergent curriculum, encouraging social, emotional, and intellectual development
Highly qualified, EEC certified teachers
TRANSITIONAL PRE-K PROGRAM
For older 4's and younger 5's who miss the kindergarten cutoff, or could benefit from another year of preschool
A challenging and enriching curriculum, in a supportive, play-based, and child-focused environment
Pre-K phonics program
WHAT IS PRE-K?
For those with birthdates in September through December, or children who could benefit from an extra year at Bowen, transitional kindergarten or "Pre-K" is a great choice to build a strong foundation.
"We found an extended family. Every moment I spend in the classroom is so worthwhile. I feel connected to my child's learning process!"
LINDSEY, 3-DAY PARENT
Meet The Teachers
3-Day Lead Teacher
Karen is an EEC certified Lead Teacher. She received her BA
in Education from Wheelock College, and taught Kindergarten through Grade 3 in Newton for
5-Day Lead Teacher
Cathy is an EEC certified Lead Teacher. She received her BA
from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and her Master’s in Education from Wheelock College.
5-Day Lead Teacher
Caroline is an EEC certified Teacher. She received her BA in Early Education and Sociology from Queens College, and has worked in early childhood settings for over 10 years.
Pre-K Lead Teacher
Emily is an EEC certified Lead Teacher. She received her BA from Amherst college, her Master's in Fine Arts from NYU, and her Master's in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University.
"The quality of teaching at Bowen is simply unbelievable. They care so much about every child."
ANNA, PRE-K PARENT