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At the core of our program is the student–and the excitement of discovery.

GUS Pre-K is a full-day, Monday through Friday program for children ages 3 to 5 years old. These youngest learners come to school with boundless curiosity and an open heart and mind, ready to engage fully with their world as they pose questions, build knowledge, solve problems creatively, and develop relationships with friends and teachers.

Built on the belief that all children have the desire, ability, and motivation to learn about their world, the Pre-K program will nurture children’s natural curiosity by providing an inspiring, supportive, and stimulating learning environment. Students will set out in September to discover themselves as learners, rooted from their earliest days in hands-on, curriculum-driven exploration that makes learning real, tangible, and engaging.

Join us in March and April for a special weekly drop-in program, The World Around Us!

Get out your magnifying lenses and prepare to get your hands dirty while we take a closer look at the world around us. Together will set out as scientists and adventurers, using our senses, our observational skills, and our ever-present curiosity to investigate and explore! We will ask ourselves: what can we see, smell, hear, and feel on the GUS campus? What do we find interesting? What do we have questions about?  What do we already know, and what do we want to know? We will visit many sites on campus in our quest to uncover the mysteries of the natural world. From the nature trail and wetlands, to the greenhouse, the school library, art studio, and makerspaces, we will conduct hands-on research, and discover many ways to express our questions, ideas, and findings. Along the way we will make our own maps, draw and label pictures of the places we've visited, write stories about our journey, make charts and graphs to track what we've learned, and see if we can find new and creative ways to share our findings with the GUS community. Please register to let us know you'll be joining us.

The World Around Us Weekly Class Session Dates and Policies:

  • Tuesday, March 27, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. + Wednesday, March 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. + Wednesday, April 4, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. + Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

This program is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old to attend with a caregiver present. Families are encouraged to register in advance for all three weeks of the program, and can choose to attend once or twice a week. The program is free of charge and open to all! Please register to let us know you'll be joining us.

Rock out with Parker Bent at a free kids' concert on April 7!

GUS is pleased to welcome entertaining and experienced children's performer Parker Bent to campus for an exclusive concert for kids on Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. His music is smart, cool, sophisticated, and fun. Featured on NPR and Disney Radio, Parker was awarded the Bronze Medal by the Parents Choice Foundation.

Bring your 2 to 6 year old dancer and come rock out with us... and Parker Bent! Save your seat today!

Come to the April Vacation Break Program to explore and play!

Join us for one day or all week! The GUS Pre-K April Vacation Break program is open to the greater North Shore community and will run Tuesday through Friday, April 17 to 20. This is a drop-off program, designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Each day we will enjoy being explorers, playing games, singing, reading books, and making new friends. Learn more and register today!

  • Our staff to child ratio will be 1:4 
  • Children must be fully toilet trained and able to advocate for themselves and participate in a full, active day.
  • $280 for $80 per day  
  • Children will bring a lunch and we will provide snacks 
  • The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Extended Care available from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for $10.00 per day
  • Registration deadline: April 6 

Please contact Emily Rabinowitz-Buchanan, Director of Preschool at 978-927-1064 ext. 170 or with any questions.


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