About Us

Why Choose Wellesley Nursery School in the Hills

WNSH is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, interactive preschool experience for your child.

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Curriculum: WNSH has created a unique, play-based curriculum that follows MDOE guidelines for preschool. Our comprehensive program incorporates math, science, literacy, art, and social/emotional skills, woven into each day.

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Experienced educators: WNSH teachers have been trained in the field of early childhood education. Lead teachers either have degrees in the field of education or have returned to school to become certified teachers under the EEC state guidelines. Teachers participate in numerous professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge in the field of early education.

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Low teacher-to-student ratios: WNSH exceeds state preschool ratio guidelines. Our 1:6 teacher-to-student ratio allows teachers to provide the necessary support to meet the needs of the children in the class.

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Large indoor classrooms: WNSH has four large, bright classrooms filled with natural daylight that create a cheerful atmosphere. Well-thought-out play spaces, an open area for group time, and numerous learning materials add to our great preschool rooms.

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Large indoor gross-motor play space: On inclement weather days, WNSH children can play in the Assembly Hall. Parachute games, dance parties, and obstacle courses are just a few of the ways the classes have indoor fun!

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Enormous outdoor playground: WNSH has a playground like no other. Our giant sandhill, large grassy area, multiple climbers, swings, and bike path offer an outdoor experience for all children to move, explore, and play.

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Music classes: WNSH children participate in music and movement classes bi-monthly with an early childhood music specialist. Miss Elaine from, “Music and Imagination,” incorporates music, instrument-play, storytelling, and movement into a fun-filled, interactive experience.

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Gym classes WNSH children participate in a monthly movement class with “Be Ahead of the Game.” Sports, group games, and coach-run activities make this class fun for everyone!

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Science classes: WNSH children meet monthly with “Puddlestompers,” our science and nature exploration teachers. The classes learn about plants, animals, insects, and birds through exploration, stories, and group games.

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Why Choose Wellesley Nursery School in the Hills

WNSH is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, interactive preschool experience for your child.

Group 458

Curriculum: WNSH has created a unique, play-based curriculum that follows MDOE guidelines for preschool. Our comprehensive program incorporates math, science, literacy, art, and social/emotional skills, woven into each day.

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Experienced educators: WNSH teachers have been trained in the field of early childhood education. Lead teachers either have degrees in the field of education or have returned to school to become certified teachers under the EEC state guidelines. Teachers participate in numerous professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge in the field of early education.

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Low teacher-to-student ratios: WNSH exceeds state preschool ratio guidelines. Our 1:6 teacher-to-student ratio allows teachers to provide the necessary support to meet the needs of the children in the class.

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Large indoor classrooms: WNSH has four large, bright classrooms filled with natural daylight that create a cheerful atmosphere. Well-thought-out play spaces, an open area for group time, and numerous learning materials add to our great preschool rooms.

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Large indoor gross-motor play space: On inclement weather days, WNSH children can play in the Assembly Hall. Parachute games, dance parties, and obstacle courses are just a few of the ways the classes have indoor fun!

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Enormous outdoor playground: WNSH has a playground like no other. Our giant sandhill, large grassy area, multiple climbers, swings, and bike path offer an outdoor experience for all children to move, explore, and play.

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Music classes: WNSH children participate in music and movement classes bi-monthly with an early childhood music specialist. Miss Elaine from, “Music and Imagination,” incorporates music, instrument-play, storytelling, and movement into a fun-filled, interactive experience.

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Gym classes WNSH children participate in a monthly movement class with “Be Ahead of the Game.” Sports, group games, and coach-run activities make this class fun for everyone!

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Science classes: WNSH children meet monthly with “Puddlestompers,” our science and nature exploration teachers. The classes learn about plants, animals, insects, and birds through exploration, stories, and group games.

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Our Mission

at Wellesley Nursery School in the Hills

Our mission at Wellesley Nursery School in the Hills is to provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children. We strive to foster creativity, exploration, and problem-solving skills, through our play-based, hands-on early learning program. With encouragement, children develop socially and emotionally to become responsible, independent members of our school community.

Expert teachers partner with families to provide an educational environment that allows children to develop to their full potential while creating a lifetime love of learning.

Our History

Wellesley Nursery School in the Hills (WNSH) was founded in 1968 by Mrs. Eleanor Schulz, a Wellesley Hills Congregational Church member. She was the director of the school until 1984. At that point, Ginny Smith Alterio was appointed director where she remained for 28 years.

We have had the privilege of teaching in the community for over 50 years. WNSH currently has a few students whose parents attended our preschool themselves.

What Parents are Saying

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