At Blue River, our mission is to foster a love of learning in each child. Our innovative, scientifically-based curriculum skillfully combines the Montessori method with the Reggio Emilia philosophy and weaves artistic and practical disciplines into everyday academics. Students learn to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work both independently and cooperatively with others. To quote William Butler Yeats, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
TYPICAL SCHOOL-YEAR EVENTS
Welcome to School!
Spanish Classes Begin
Fire Department Visit
Fall Harvest Party
Cranberry Grower Visit
Winter Holiday Party
PJ Drive for a Local Shelter
Duxbury Librarian Visit
Enrollment for New Families
Anxiety Specialist Visit
Valentine's Day Party
MDA Hop-A-Thon & Egg Hunt
Artwork on Display at Library
Soule Homestead Farm Visit
Mother's Day Tea
Kindergarten Bus Field Trip
End-of-Year Garden Party
484 Temple Street
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332
We are proud to announce that Blue River is participating in a Harvard University study involving successful education practices utilized in early childhood settings.
Harvard University approached us and requested our participation based on recommendations from professionals in the field of education. We are very honored to have been asked to participate and are very excited to be a part of this study.
ABOUT BLUE RIVER
Quality, small-group learning for children ages 2 through 5
One teacher for every three students
Highly educated teachers, including those with bachelor's or master's degrees
Educational "best practices" approach used to meet the needs of today's child
Monthly in-house field trips
Alumni students considered to be among the most prepared for kindergarten, both socially and academically, by area schools
Healthy snacks and homemade meals included in tuition prepared by Sonia Kelly, who is certified in Child Nutrition.
Our lunches incorporate:
-organic, non-GMO produce,
-organic, free-range chicken,
-grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, and
-heritage breed pork.
Woodsy paths, gardens, and a meadow explored daily as part of our natural playscape concept
Spanish and cooking classes included in four-day per week curriculum
Daily yoga to strengthen mind and body taught by Sonia Kelly, a formally-trained child yoga instructor
Longer school year, fewer holidays, and shorter holiday breaks than most preschools
All fees included in tuition, and we do not solicit donations.
Offering one- through five-day, half- and full-day programs, and a lunch bunch option.