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10 Private Elementary Schools Within 20 Minutes of Boston

If you live in Boston, one of the perks of enrolling your child in a private school, rather than taking your chances in the Boston Public Schools lottery, is the ability to expand your school search beyond the city limits. The city of Boston offers many excellent educational opportunities for students starting in pre-kindergarten or...
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The Importance of Play in Pre-K: 3 Expert Opinions


You spend eight hours or more every day perfecting your profession, working your way up, and supporting your family. What does your 4-year-old do all day? He plays. As the teachers at The Fessenden School say, “Play is the work of childhood.” And the experts agree: Play is just as important to growing young minds...
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4 Everyday Opportunities to Help Prepare Your Son for Kindergarten


Whether your son is advancing from pre-K or entering school for the very first time, kindergarten will be a very different world for him. In kindergarten, your son’s social skills, motor skills, and cognitive abilities will be challenged in many ways. In our article, “7 Signs Your 5-Year-Old Is Ready For Private Kindergarten,” Boston-based educational...
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