Frequently Asked Questions

We hope you are able to find some answers to your questions on this page.

Please always feel free to call or email us with any other questions or if you would just like to chat!

We would love to hear from you!

I've never left my child before, how will they do?

It depends on the child. Everyone's transition to school is unique. This is a common concern and a valid one. Please know that we are there for both you and your child to make this first school experience as positive as possible. We will work together with you so that everyone is comfortable and confident.

And you might be surprised! Many children transition seamlessly to school and are excited to take this next step in their development - they enjoy being big kids!

What age can a child start at Silver Spruce?

We welcome all children 2.9 years old and older.

 
Do children need to be potty trained?

No, they do not. We have diapering capabilities in both classrooms and realize that this skill happens at different times for different children.

Can I come and watch a school day?

Yes! We even have an observation one-way window so you can easily observe at your leisure without disrupting your child's learning process.

Where is the school located?

 

It is located near the beautiful, historic Grafton Common.

44 Upton Road

Grafton, MA 01510

How do children transition to public school?

Very well! Graduating Silver Spruce students normally exceed the expected competency for entering area public schools. Many students are reading and completing math problems far beyond what is expected at this age.

Do you allow peanut products at school?

No. Silver Spruce is a nut free school to protect the safety of all of our students.

Can parents and grandparents be involved?

Yes! We welcome involvement from any and all family members and loved ones. In fact, if you have a special tradition, travel, skill or history you would like to share, please contact us about coming in as a special guest. Learning from all generations enhances the school experience. Please contact us about being a special guest!

How do you approach religious holidays?

We consider holidays as special opportunities to provide valuable learning experiences. We are inclusive of different cultural and religious holidays and invite parents from different backgrounds to come in and share their traditions with our school.

Do the children go outside?

Yes! Children are outside daily, if weather permits. Beyond free play you can frequently see teachers directing lessons outside as we encourage as much interaction with nature as possible.