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Caitlin, Georgetown

“Our Secret Garden has been wonderful to my son Logan. He always enjoys going and asks when he will get to go again. He feels like part of a family there and even calls it “My Garden”. They care for him so much there and have allowed him to be his curious, adventurous self playing outside every day! I highly recommend this program. They are great!”

Pam, Newbury

"Our girls have flourished at secret garden and they are always so excited to go to school. OSG provides such a fun and nurturing learning environment and we couldn't be happier with our experience."
Leah, Newburyport
 "Our Secret Garden has been a loving, nurturing, second "home" for our children for the past two years.  Our son has forged new friendships and learned so many wonderful skills... while enjoying every second of the wonderful outdoor experience that OSG brings.  Now our daughter attends the school, too!  We can't say enough about the warmth, kindness, and devotion to our children that we feel from the teachers." 

Sarah, Byfield

"Two of my children have attended Our Secret Garden and I really cannot say enough about the program. My youngest is there now and he has truly blossomed in his speech, pretend play and socializing. What I like best is there is such a good mix of "old school" games and outdoor nature based learning. The staff really do care about every child as if we were family."

Our Philosophy

Our Secret Garden Indoor/Outdoor Preschool (OSG) is a nature-based center aimed at nurturing children of all abilities to care for themselves, each other, and the earth in a quality educational program that kindles children's natural sense of wonder and intellectual curiosity.


Experiencing nature hands-on and then taking that experience into the classroom sparks learning at the highest level of each individual child's potential. OSG is committed to environmental stewardship believing that every child has incalculable worth and can make a positive difference in the community and in the world.

Our Goals and Objectives

Sowing Seeds of Integrity
Nurturing natural sense of wonder and curiosity
Fostering Compassion
Affirming children's 
natural tolerance of individuality
Creating rich learning experiences through group play, individual attention, developmentally appropriate curriculum and nature
Loving attentive care for children in a stimulating healthy environment

Indoor and Outdoor Gardens

OSG is committed to providing opportunities for children to experience nature hands-on, through activities in our outdoor organic garden, indoor planting areas, aquaria, and around the community.

Our Program

Our Secret Garden provides both half and full day programs.

Half Days run from 8:30-12:00, with an option until 1:00 (for lunch time).

Full Days run from 8:30-3:30 Tuesday through Thursday with some extended hours available, Monday and Friday 8:30-1:00.



8:30a - 12P

with option until 1p (for lunch)




8:30a - 3:30p




2.5 years to 4 years

4 years to 5 years

A Day In Our Secret Garden

After arrivals, a typical day involves children's free-choice time, including a self-serve snack, as well as opportunities in art exploration, writing/drawing, cooking, dramatic play, math, science, music and movement, sensory activities, and outdoor exploration.

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