The LEAP School Preschool in Lexington, MA
210 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
Immersive Preschool & Toddler Programs
Looking for a top preschool in Lexington, MA? Look no further than The LEAP School!
LEAP School Lexington, MA is our original location. It is hard to imagine that we started in the basement of the Trinity Covenant Church. Oh, how far we have come from those “rough and tumble playgrounds” of the past. The ground has gotten softer and our play equipment is so much safer and more educationally interactive. Sure, the good old days were fun, but it is much more exciting to embrace our wonderful future!
In 1995, we moved into our beautiful new campus on Marrett Road. It was originally a dairy farm, which is why we are surrounded by beautiful meadows and trees, birds, and all sorts of wildlife. This location has two schools—a lower and upper—with bright, spacious rooms and lots of places to enjoy the outdoors; plus each room has space for our visiting yoga, music, drama, and science teachers. There are two fenced play yards with climbing structures, water features, sandboxes, and picnic areas for fresh air, fun, and exercise. The Upper school houses a library in addition to a shaded patio, which teachers use as an outdoor classroom and for picnics.
Our Lexington Preschool Offerings:
|Groupings:||September 2023 Ages||Fall/Spring 2023-2024 Schedule Options:||Pick Up Time Options|
|Toddler Program||2-3 years||M-F, MWF, T/Th||Half Day, 3/4 Day, Full Day|
|Lower Preschool (3’s)||3-4 years||M-F, M-Th, MWF||Half Day, 3/4 Day, Full Day|
|Upper Preschool (4’s)||4-5 years||M-F, M-Th||Half Day, 3/4 Day, Full Day|
|Transitional Kindergarten||Director Placement||M-F||Half Day, 3/4 Day, Full Day|
*Please contact our Admissions office to find out which schedule options are available
Drop off Time is anywhere between 8-9am.
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Program Director/Co-Executive Director
B.S. University of Maine
Where I was born: Maine
What I love to do!: I love and spend lots of time being a Mom!!! I also enjoy travel and spending weekends and vacations in Maine with my extended family and close friends. We do lots of swimming, boating, biking, tennis, reading, cooking and taking longs walks by the lake and the ocean.
I became an educator in 1980, first working with children with special needs and then running summer camps throughout college. A few years after earning my degree in Child Development and Family Relations, I was thrilled to find an opportunity open at LEAP as a Creative Arts Teacher, joining the team in 1987 and later becoming the Lower School Program Director in 1991. My tenure as a Program Director has been characterized by the opportunity to develop strong, connected relationships with many families, children and teachers, while supporting the needs and strengths of all members of the “Three Seeds of LEAP.” My current position as the Lexington LEAP Director and Co-Executive Director is allowing me the opportunity to engage with families from all our LEAP Schools and is very rewarding. I continue to learn, grow and look for the possibilities in each and every day. I am proud to have been a part of LEAP school now for over 35 years and look forward to many more amazing years supporting the children and families with whom I work every day.
My free time is spent with my 2 amazing daughters, their partners, and my husband, creating a home life that reflects my hopes and dreams for my future and theirs, as well as staying active by spending vacations in Bowerbank, Maine. The laid back Maine pace suits my style perfectly and allows the creativity to flow! The opportunity to connect with my family and friends and re-energize beside Sebec Lake in the summer months is a true blessing. We do lots of swimming, boating, biking, reading, yoga, cooking and taking long walks by the lake. Family is everything and I am blessed to have wonderful friends and family members who support me wholeheartedly.
Upper Preschool Teacher/Curriculum Director
B.S. Umass Boston
M. Ed. Cambridge College
Where I was born: Newton, Massachusetts
What I love to do!: I love exploring all types of creative arts with children, connecting literature and incorporating recycled materials into the process. I also enjoy making repurposed crafts and have an Etsy shop for my creations.
Teaching young children and working in early childhood education has been an important part of my life for many years. Throughout my childhood, many of my fondest and happiest memories stem from school experiences such as the excitement of the first day, the discovery of something new and the formation of new friendships. These experiences, including positive relationships with many great teachers, are what later influenced me to pursue an education and career in teaching. My earliest teaching opportunities were in the field of early childhood education and I soon realized that this was my passion. I continue to be inspired by the children and teachers I work with each day and look forward to the many new experiences and memories that are created each year.
A.S. Endicott College
Where I was Born: Fall River, Massachusetts
What I love to do!: Reading, shopping, and spending time with family/friends
I have always been interested in working with children from a very young age. My Kindergarten teacher was one of the kindest people I have met in my life, and she was a huge influence in deciding to pursue a career in Early Education. I have been lucky enough to work with children ranging in age from birth to 6 years old and I quickly found that working with toddlers was the place for me and have been doing it for over 25 years! I began my LEAP days at the Upper School, moved to the Concord site for a year and have been residing in Lexington ever since. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by so many inspirational, kind and dedicated teachers each and every year that I can collaborate and brainstorm with on a daily basis. The knowledge and experience I gain year after year continues to change the way I teach and pushes me to be better.
Director of Admissions and Human Resources
B.F.A Syracuse Univeristy
M.A. Lesley University
Where I was born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
What I love to do!: Gardening, playing volleyball, cooking with a new recipe, spending time with family and friends & watching sporting events of my kids/nieces/nephews and all Boston & New England sports teams!
I am member of the Administrative Team at LEAP but also have a background in the arts and teaching young children. As a teacher I love the spontaneous and uninhibited questions that a child asks and their joy in discovering something new, no matter how simple. In my role as an Admissions and Human Resource Director I am eager to be a helpful resource to all parents as they are exploring preschool options for their child(ren) and to teachers that are seeking a career in Early Childhood Education. Harold and the Purple Crayon has always been my favorite children’s book as Harold is constantly on a new and exciting adventure. As I am entering my 37th year at the LEAP School I continue to enjoy learning something new every day!
Director of Admissions and Administration
B.S. Endicott College
Where I am From: Gloucester, Massachusetts
What I love to do!: Cooking and trying new recipes, reading, being outside, and enjoying quality time with close friends and family!
As Director of Admissions and Administration, I have the pleasure of introducing LEAP to inquiring families! I love having the opportunity to share with families all about the wonderful educational experience LEAP has to offer. In my 9 years at LEAP, I’ve been fortunate to help many families and children start the process to create their foundation of learning. When I first learned of the LEAP School, I was deeply impressed with the balance of support that is given to children, teachers, and families. I now have 3 children of my own (1 who has graduated LEAP and 1 currently enrolled!) and my experience at LEAP as a parent has given me a greater perspective in my job as an Admissions Director. My goal every day is to be a resourceful part of the support system that LEAP has in place for families.
Sudbury Program Director/Co-Executive Director
B.S. Salem State University
Where I was born: Massachusetts
What I love to do!: Reading, cooking, hiking, biking, skiing and camping. I love the adventure of a road trip with my family! On a lazy day I enjoy playing Scrabble, watching movies, baking (and eating) cookies. My favorite place to be is anywhere on the coast of Maine.
While studying Early Childhood Education in college, I found the preschool/toddler practicums to provide the greatest sense of satisfaction, gratification and fun. I observed how a developmentally appropriate curriculum allows a young child to learn through their interests, and discover through their explorations. I observed how a developmentally appropriate curriculum allows teachers to treat each child as the individual they are; and to consider all domains of development and growth in their teaching including (but not limited to!) physical, cognitive and social/emotional development. Most importantly, I found young children to be incredibly interesting, caring, smart and engaging. I learned that preschool and toddler teachers have the opportunity to participate in a most fascinating time of a person’s life. Upon reflection, a career as a preschool teacher and director has exceeded my expectations! It has been more than thirty years since my first experience in a preschool classroom, and today I continue to find the same sense of satisfaction, gratification and fun as I did all those years ago.
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