Hundred Acre School hosts Third Thursdays tour

Innovative preschool at Heritage Museums & Gardens

The Hundred Acre School, the innovative preschool at Heritage Museums & Gardens, is hosting Third Thursday Tours each month. Each month on the third Thursday, families of prospective students are invited to drop in to The Hundred Acre School to meet the director, tour the preschool, discuss available programs, including school enrollment and school vacation programs, and register.

The special tours will give parents and caregivers an opportunity to see the school firsthand and learn more about its STEM-centric and outdoor discovery-based curriculum – as well as its success. For the second consecutive year, students at The Hundred Acre School exceeded the national average in six key domains: mathematics, cognition, literacy, language, socio-emotional, and physical.

The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for better success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and 100 acres of outdoor learning and engagement. The school’s mission is to teach the whole child, using children’s natural curiosity and ease at learning through play, while emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning.

Third Thursday Tours Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017, 10-10:30 am
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10-10:30 am
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017, 10-10:30 am
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10-10:30 am
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10-10:30 am
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10-10:30 am

For more information, please call Preschool Director Melissa Russell, M.Ed., at (508) 888-3300 x158, or visit Appointments are not necessary, but encouraged. In addition to Third Thursday Tours, personalized visits and tours are always available by appointment.

Set on 100 stunning acres of gardens, nature trails, and open spaces, Heritage Museums & Gardens is the only place where you can browse through rare works of art, fly through the trees on a zip line, and see iconic antique automobiles all in one day. Explore Hidden Hollow™, an interactive outdoor discovery area for kids of all ages. Take a ride on the vintage carousel. And find your own special spot on the Cape.

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