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The Centre School is conveniently located near the corner of Canton Avenue and Reedsdale Road on the grounds behind First Congregational Church in Milton, MA. Local landmarks include Milton Hospital (around the corner), the Milton Public Library (across the street) and Milton Town Hall (next door). Take I-93 to Exit 2B and follow Route 138N (Washington Street). Just past the Trailside Museum on your right, bear right onto Canton Avenue. Stay on Canton Avenue for approximately 3.5 miles. The school is located on the left just past the town office building and gazebo. Look for the black and gold Centre School sign near the church driveway. Parking is available on site.

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Our Kindergarten Prep Program

Ensuring children are prepared to succeed in school and life.

Kindergarten Prep children are physically and cognitively able to take on more challenges while still engaging in important foundational learning like friendship building and developing a strong self-concept. Our READY for SCHOOL program helps your child reach his or her greatest potential in all areas including beginning reading and writing skills, math and science concepts, large and small muscle skills, and social and emotional development.

Our teachers stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Lizzie loves going to school every day, and now she even prefers to stay extra for lunch. Thank you for making her first school experience a happy one!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening, speaking, pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing 
  • Math Counts Classification, time and spatial relations, number order and number problems, geometry and measurement.
  • Science Rocks Investigates properties, living things and the environment, forces of nature, motion and gravity, scientific inquiry skills, technology.
  • ArtSmart Visual art, music, dance and creative movement, dramatic art
  • Well Aware Nutrition, health and safety, motor and fitness.
  • Our World Identity development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking about the world, care of the environment.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Sara

I Teach: Half Day Fours Program

Teaching Since: 2014

I love teaching children because: I believe that every moment in life is a chance to learn something new. I love sharing that enthusiasm for learning with others, particularly young children

Favorite Children's Book: Zoe's Tower

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Learning at Home

Cotton Ball Pickup

You Will Need:

Cotton balls, tongs, chop sticks (for older children) or toast tweezers, an egg carton or ice cube tray, bowl

Directions:

Place cotton balls in the bowl and have the child fill the egg carton using the tongs to pick up the cotton balls.

Tip:

This is a fun activity that your child can do in the kitchen while you prepare dinner. Questions you might ask, “How many cotton balls can you put in each hole? Are they heavy? Is the cotton scratchy?. . . no, well, how does it feel? How many balls will it take to fill up the egg carton?”


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