Acorn School Preschool and Kindergarten
Acorn School is a special school in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, where young children develop and learn together in an atmosphere that is consistent, encouraging, and cheerful. Founded in 1972, this non-profit, play-based preschool and kindergarten is located in Stratham, NH in beautiful and natural surroundings. Pre-K and kindergarten programs are offered for children ages three through six.
From its inception, Acorn School has had a strong connection with the environment - through our curriculum as well as everyday acts. We compost and recycle, have a No-Idle effort during carpool to save fuel and reduce fumes and emissions, and purchase rainforest acres through the Nature Conservancy each year, among other efforts.
Warm and Nurturing Environment
At Acorn School we know that your child is unique. We focus on your child's social, emotional, and physical development as much as his/her intellectual development. Our curriculum and warm, friendly environment stimulate all aspects of your child as s/he becomes involved in learning. For it is only when a child is comfortable, self-confident, and developmentally ready that s/he is able to perform and succeed to his/her potential.
A child's play is his/her work, and it is the way s/he comes to know and understand the world and the people in it. At Acorn School, we make time for play and respect that it is a vital and necessary part of childhood.
Our Students Enjoy...
- Hands-on projects that encourage curious minds to explore, such as art projects where we create animal masks and MayDay hats, and science experiments--like building aliens and "adopting" our own trees.
- Nature and the environment, with adventures on our beloved playground, our new nature trail, and our very own garden.
- "Themed" units where we study the rainforest, the desert, space, penguins, Africa, and much more.
- Exciting, creative field trips that tie into educational units--from planting flowers at a local park to meeting the "Queen of England" at a special tea party
Extra Dollars for Acorn!
Bring in your BoxTops!
Bring in your old cell phones!
This site was designed and developed by Michaleen Craig. The work was generously done pro bono. Michaleen would like to encourage the parents at Acorn School to reach out into their community and 'pay it forward'.
Acorn School News
Now scheduling tours for the 2015-2016 Year
Sunday, Nov. 23
Ornaments, Cookies & Cocoa at Acorn 2-4PM
Monday, Nov. 24
Woolly Bear & Chickadee
Children at 8:30
Parents at 9:15
Tadpoles & Mighty Oaks
Children at 12:00
Parents at 12:45
Tuesday, Nov. 25
AM/PM Chipmunk Thanksgiving in class
Friday, Dec. 12
Mr. Bingle visits Acorn
Thursday, Dec 18
AM Chipmunk Holiday Program- 9-10:30
PM Chipmunk Holiday Program 11-12:30
Friday, Dec. 19
Mighty Oaks 8:30-10
Woolly Bear & Chickadee 10:30-12
Dec. 22-Jan. 2
Monday, Jan. 5
to the Acorn Endowment Fund!
Acorn School Alumni
Visit our alumni page to tell us where you are now, and get updates on what's new with Acorn School.
Acorn in the News
Day of Caring 2011 at Acorn School
Acorn mentioned in article about Acorn alum family Minute Men Painters - thanks Sean Sturk!