Summer CNS is an experience devoted to the exploration and interaction with different materials and each other.  Each week will be devoted to a new material with a variety of activities planned that engage and encourage the children.  Each day will include free exploration, small group work, stories, music, outdoor time and lunch.


1 June 27-30 Gardening & Growing
2 July 5-7 Paint & Color
3 July 11-14 Magic Potions
4 July 18-21 Seashore
5 July 25-28 Natural Materials & Sculpture
6 Aug 1-4 Making Music
7 August 8-11 Sticky Stuff
8 August 15-18 Magnets & Robots

Program Information

Program runs Monday-Thursday. 9A-1P.

Community Nursery School (CNS) is located at 2325 Massachusetts Ave. in Lexington. CNS is an air-conditioned facility and nut-free. For more information about Community Nursery School, please browse our website or call (781) 862-0741.

We welcome children that are 2 years 9 months through children who are getting ready to enter kindergarten.

Each child should pack a nut-free snack and lunch and bring a water bottle.

Summer CNS will include outdoor time each day, weather permitting. It is suggested that you apply sunscreen before your child comes each day and to send a hat.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

Class Size

  • Class size is generally limited to 14 students, with two teachers and additional student interns.
  • If a week is filled, wait lists are available upon request.

Tuition, Deposit and Payment

  • The cost per week is $170.
  • A multi-week discount is available – additional weeks $160.
  • You may pay by check or with a Visa or MasterCard.

Changes and Withdrawals

  • All money is returned if CNS needs to cancel a week due to low enrollment.
  • If you withdraw from a program week by May 1st, tuition will be refunded less a $20 per program week administrative fee.
  • If you withdraw from a program week after May 1st you may opt to choose another week.
  • No refunds will be issued.

To join the wait list, please fill out and return Summer CNS Registration Form.