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Welcome to Happy Hollow School's Preschool - Kindergarten Programs in Framingham MA

Happy Hollow School - Preschool - Kindergarten Serving Metrowest Massachusetts (MA) Since 1956

Happy Hollow School's Preschool - Kindergarten Education Philosophy

Fundamental to Happy Hollow School's preschool and kindergarten philosophy is the belief that early childhood years represent the most vital period in a child's educative process and therefore every activity during this time is a unique opportunity to learn. Given this extraordinary opportunity to set the tone for a child's entire life, the preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs at Happy Hollow School create a warm, nurturing and personal environment with structure and content that gently challenges students to explore the world and their own blossoming potential. By design, and for more than 50 years in Framingham Massachusetts, Happy Hollow School has been a small school focused on preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten with a high teacher to student ratio that allows each student to feel appreciated, understood and loved. Most of all, students in our preschool through kindergarten programs are partners with faculty, parents and community in which we all work together building the foundation for a life and love of learning.

The Happy Hollow School Approach to Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The Uniqueness & Value of the Individual
  • help children develop self-identity and a view of themselves as having competence and worth
  • help children develop creative expression through art, music, drama and their own unique forms of self-expression
  • teach children about their physical self through the development of fine and gross motor skills
The Joy & Value of Learning
  • help children develop a positive attitude toward learning by experiencing success and by learning to deal with failure successfully
  • teach children skills and give them practice in resourceful problem-solving and its corresponding benefits
  • demonstrate to students the unlimited potential of their own minds and their ability to build on what they have learned
The Importance and Value of Community
  • help children learn to live effectively with others and to value his/her own rights and feelings as well as those of others
  • help children to develop an appreciation of peers, adults and community
  • give children a clear understanding of acceptable behavior both within a group and individually

The faculty, traditions and practices of the Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten Programs at Happy Hollow School are firmly anchored in our commitments to quality education , safety, and the value in the diversity of our unique and extraordinary society. Everything from admission to teaching mathematics respects these commitments to integrity, mutual respect, the fundamental value of each member of our school and our obligations as a member of the community. By living these commitments, Happy Hollow School students quickly learn that some of the most valuable teachers in their lives are not just those that teach by profession, but those that teach by holding themselves to high standards of creativity, effort, and excellence, regardless of their background. Massachusetts preschool and kindergarten students from the entire Metrowest region including Framingham, Hopkinton, Southborough, Sudbury, Sherborn, Holliston, Natick, Ashland and many more communities have been graduating from Happy Hollow School for more than fifty years and going on to excel in every endeavor they choose to embark upon. But most importantly, Happy Hollow School graduates make these choices based on a foundation of strength and respect for who they are and the importance of their families and communities.

Please explore the Happy Hollow School website to learn more about the school, our history and preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs. Please contact us if you have questions or to arrange for a visit to the preschool in Framingham to meet our Preschool, Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Faculty and to experience the Happy Hollow School first hand. We look forward to meeting you and your child.