Schools / Childcares

One of the biggest concerns as parents is to find a good school or a good daycare for our children. Here you will find those recommended by the partners who have lived in Boston and childcares options .

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Public Schools*

*Public schools and buses are free

**Some offer foreign languages: Chinese, Sapanish, Japanese,…extended hour

Programmes offered:

  • 3 years old programme (before 31 August)
  • Junior-Kindergarten (4 years before 31 March)
  • Kidergarten (5 years before 31 August)
  • 1st Grade (6 years before 31 August)

Registration:

  • Cambridge: Family Resource Centre (FRC). Click here
  • Brookline: Brookline Public Schools – Central Administration. Click here

Documents required when registering:

  1. Up-to-date immunization records & birth certificate / passport / visa etc. (in english)
  2. School records, progress report of the child. (in english)
  3. Proof of residence (i.e. Lease / Utility bill with parent’s name)**

**In some cases proof of sublet confirmation is enough

Examples of public schools used by SF15:

  1. Graham and parks School  http://grahamandparks.cpsd.us.
  2. Kennedy Longfellow School  http://klo.cpsd.us

Private Schools*

Examples of private schools used by SF15:

  1. British School of Boston (K-8th).http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/‎
  2. International School of Boston (Pre-K, K & Grade 1-12, English-French).http://www.isbos.org/
  3. St. Peter’s School (Catholic , Pre K-8)
  4. Boston College. Click here.  (and BC High School click http://www.bchigh.edu/).

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 Childcares

About the daycare you should know that in Boston are generally much more expensive than in our countries of origin. The monthly cost is about $ 2000-2500 if the child or baby will go to the class 5 days per week full time. There is the option that children go 2 days (cost $ 1,050) or 3 days ($ 1300-1500) per week. Also you will have the option when considering hours per day.

Childcares used by SF15*

*If you are thinking to enroll you baby / toodler in a Childcare you should write an email to the Enrollment Coordinator (Renalyn Te rte@mit.edu)  asking to inscribe you in the waiting list, so you will find a big waiting list before you.

  • Brigth Horizons.http://www.brighthorizons.com/ You will find this childcares everywhere. Some of them are affiliated (click here) to MIT, some of them are not. The ones affiliated are near the campus or on-campus. The ones we used are: IMG-20150406-WA0011

    The David H. Koch Childcare Center

    Building W64
    219 Vassar Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Director: Justine Donovan
    justined@mit.edu 
    617-253-4999

    Essentials

    Eastgate Childcare Center

    Building E55
    60 Wadsworth Street
    Building 68 (satellite infant classroom)
    31 Ames Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Director: Anya Anderson
    ams99@mit.edu
    617-253-5907

    Essentials

    Lincoln Laboratory Childcare Center

    758 Marrett Road
    Lexington, MA 02421
    Director, Jocelyn Malloy
    Jocelyn.Malloy@brighthorizons.com
    781-861-3850

    Essentials

    Stata Childcare Center

    Building 32-100
    32 Vassar Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Director: Karen Donaher
    kdonaher@mit.edu
    617-253-1720

    Essentials

    Westgate Cooperative Preschool

    Building W85
    540 Memorial Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Director: Susan Clark
    saclark@mit.edu
    617-253-4970

    Essentials

    • Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (half-day option until noon)
    • Preschool program
    • Full- and half-day schedules
    • Center is a 9-month program, open from the Wednesday after Labor Day in September until the Thursday before Memorial day in May.
    • Cooperative requirement: for full-time families, a commitment of two-hours per week in helping roles inside or outside the classroom
    • Capacity: 15 children

 

  • Pine Village. Spanish inmersion childcare. It is located very near third street and 10 min from Sloan School and T station. Resultado de imagen para pine village child careYou can have more information here.
    That’s why there are other more economical options and there are centers that organize activities for children.

 

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