For the PreK through Kindergarten, we offer a half-day option that allows for early pick-up at 12:45. We offer an extended-day plan which runs from 3:00 to 6:00 and includes a snack. All students may opt for our three-day week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only).

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  • Garden Explorers

    Join us in the learning garden for a week of gardening fun and exploration!
     
    We will learn what plants are growing in the garden, and how to care for them. We will search high and low for both friendly pollinators and garden pests. The compost tumbler will provide a window into how decomposition of food waste happens and what organisms help the process along. We will also learn about vermicomposting and meet the hardworking red wiggler worms who eat our garbage!

    Throughout the week we will sniff and taste herbs, edible flowers or vegetables that are ready. We will also identify the plants in the garden that are important to pollinators, and talk about why it is so important for us to protect pollinators.
     
    Megan Lim is the Fayerweather Garden Coordinator with a passion for working with children. She taught ESL and preschool in Japan but since she returned to the U.S., she's more interested in getting kids outside! Her main areas of interest are vegetable gardening and establishing pollinator gardens. She loves to let kids get dirty and experience joy while learning in the garden. 
  • Circuit Makers 101

    Let’s get creative with electricity! In this junior version of our Hands-On Electronics class, students will gain experience with creating their
    own electronics; designing custom light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, and even musical instruments. Each class day consists
    of a circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project, using components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, and sensors. Circuit Lab
    staff will make sure participants create a project that they can be proud of each day. Most class days include a take-home project.
  • Hands-On Electronics

    Tinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming. We begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of
    electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where our class of young makers will design their own interactive and programmable
    devices. Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers
    and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors, and programming.
  • Circuit Lab

    Circuit Lab runs hands-on learning programs in Greater Boston to teach children about the basics of circuitry (electrical engineering) and programming (computer science). Our programs give kids an opportunity to learn essential modern-world skills that aren’t typically taught in school in a creative and supportive setting where they have access to leading-edge electronics prototyping equipment. Students apply their new skills to make hands-on, interactive projects. It’s a creative and fun way to give kids fluency and confidence in an increasingly necessary skill. 
Fayerweather is a private PreK, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. We engage each child’s intellect, imagination and social responsibility. Our students are confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.