The children are placed in a horizontal grouping:
3-year-olds (Bears, Beetles, Butterflies, and Dragonflies) meet two or three times per week.
4-year-olds (Foxes and Frogs) meet three times per week.
Pre-K (Bees) meet four times per week.
Classroom times are 9:15-11:45AM and 12:30-3:00PM, Monday through Friday.
Classes have their own rooms; however, they often mix on the playground and occasionally at holiday/annual celebrations.
"The Acton Coop is such a warm and welcoming place that it eases the preschool transition for both the child and the first-time mom! I enjoyed being able to participate in my daughter's first school years, which helped both of us transition to her growing independence.”
--Tina, current/former Coop parent
"My three boys are as different as any three boys could be. Yet all of them had a fantastic first educational experience at the Acton Cooperative School. The curriculum hits on a huge variety of topics and skills, all of which are presented using a variety of innovative, hands-on techniques. And because the school is a coop, I was able to be a part of it."
--Wendy, former Coop parent