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Our School

For more than fifty years, Steeple School has been recognized as a leader in early childhood education. In fact, we were one of the first early childhood programs in the area – and have grown to offer specialized classes for children ages two through five.

With Developmentally Appropriate Programming, MA Dept of Education’s Toddler and Preschool Frameworks combined with the Reggio Emilia philosophy, we strive to educate the children in all domains.

Creativity is valued through partnerships with local artists, musicians, and yogis to provide a well-rounded program that features a strong community connection and investment.

Our Outdoor Classroom and S.T.E.M. L.A.B. gives children an opportunity to play, inquire and observe the natural world.

A value is placed on diversity. Through our Sister School, Lesedi Educare in South Africa, our students engage in a global learning experience.


Our Philosophy

Our purpose is to provide a safe, healthy and emotionally secure environment which invites learning and affirms a child’s self-worth. We believe that each child grows and learns at his/her own developmental pace.

The foundation of our curriculum provides a variety of learning and play-based opportunities which stimulate the child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.

We Value:

  • The opportunity to fulfill the human potential of all children.
  • The physical and emotional health and safety for all children.
  • Play as the work of the child.
  • Well-trained teachers who believe in a positive environment.
  • The individual – and the unique and valuable character of each child and the freedom to progress at their own pace.

Our Staff

With more than 20 years at Steeple School, Lynne Miner oversees the daily operation. Educated at the University of Maine in Elementary Education and extensive work in learning disabilities, Lynne incorporates patience, humor, and wisdom into her work. She has been instrumental in the creation of a loving, warm, and respectful experience for each child attending Steeple School.

Our teaching staff are all certified through the Department of Early Education and Care. Our teachers’ continued education is valued and a commitment is made to ongoing staff development training. You’ll find our teachers to be highly educated, experienced and sensitive to the needs of young children. Their continued education is extremely important, and we are committed to ongoing staff development and training.


“The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.”

– John Lubbock