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The Dewey School is located on nearly 700 acres of forest, pasture, gardens, and buildings, the historic museum setting of the Canterbury Shaker Village (a National Historic Landmark) provides the ideal nature-based learning environment for children to explore daily. From observations to explorations, children will have nature as well as the Village to inspire their imagination and curiosities. 

 

We begin each day with our Good Morning Song and opportunities to bring nature inside to expand investigation and dig deeper.   Learning alongside one another in a multi-age setting of 3-5 year-olds provides opportunities for leadership, cooperation, a relaxed learning environment without competition, and endless opportunities to learn from one another. We believe that limited interruption of the children's work is essential to their learning and exploration therefore our time is ish-time at The Dewey School allowing for shift in our day as needed. 

We offer a half-day or full-day schedule Monday- Friday which we like to call a la carte, simply meaning a schedule that works for your child and family. The school year/enrollment period follows the Canterbury school schedule (typically the last week of August- 2nd week of June), but the 10-month tuition can be paid weekly, monthly or yearly depending on your budget needs. Please note that tuition is subject to change for upcoming school years.

Half-day (8am-11:30am) Tuition : 2 days a week: $68/wk ($245/mo), 3 days a week: $98/wk ($353/mo)

Full-day (8am-3pm) Tuition: 2 days a week: $91/wk ($331/mo), 3 days a week: $127/wk ($457/mo),

5 days a week: $205/wk ($738/mo)

A Sample of a Dewey Day!
 

8:00-8:30ish

Drop Off

Provocations: Math, Science, Art, Literature, Building

 

8:30ish

Sing Good Morning Song

Morning Meeting

Music or Library (alternate once a month)

 

9:00ish

Potty-time and Hand Washing

Snack

 

9:30ish

Adventure/Beyond

 

11:20ish

Good-Bye Song and Gratitude Circle

Morning Friends: Pick-Up Time

All-Day Friends: Free Play and Exploration

 

Noon-1:00ish

Lunch

Potty-time

Yoga

 

1:00ish

Rest Time

 

1:30ish

Art Exploration for non-sleepers

 

2:30ish

Get ready to go home 

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