Start Date: July 1, 2024
Co-ed, Nursery School, Ages 2-5
49 Students
5 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111 

About the School

Founded in 1996, Spruce Street Nursery School was created to provide an environment that supports the development of young children and fosters creative thinking, while offering families the opportunity to participate in a community committed to excellence in early learning. Teaching compassion and respect through listening and understanding is a fundamental tenet of Spruce’s educational approach.

Spruce Street Nursery School serves children ages 2-5 and is located in the heart of downtown Boston. Spruce is built upon the recognition that children learn about the world through active exploration and play. Teachers at Spruce develop curriculum to honor and explore each child’s potential. Classrooms are designed to offer many opportunities for a child to learn at his or her own pace. Art, music, and children’s literature are essential elements of the Spruce program. Concepts and skills are presented at appropriate developmental stages and then expanded upon through both structured activity and imaginative play. Many children begin attending on a part-time schedule which allows both the child and family to achieve a comfort level with school and the separation process. Scheduled days increase in subsequent years as your child becomes acclimated to school, allowing greater continuity of curriculum as your child grows and develops.

About the Position

Christie Guevin founded Spruce Street Nursery School in 1996 with the goal of providing a nurturing learning environment that is stimulating yet warm, challenging, yet cozy. Christie’s vision led to the development of an extraordinary school, completely dedicated to the positive growth and development of young children. After 26 years of leadership, Christie is stepping down, opening an opportunity for a new leader to continue to develop the Spruce story. The next leader of Spruce Street Nursery School will find a joyful environment, staffed with deeply committed and knowledgeable faculty, where children are actively engaged in learning. More than just a school, Spruce is a community built upon a strong foundation of trust and care. Located in downtown Boston, the facility is intentionally designed with developmentally appropriate classroom environments and a creatively constructed outdoor play area. A highly sought-after school for families with young children, Spruce parents are deeply committed to and supportive of the school. With a history of capacity enrollment, strong financial status, and exemplary long-term leadership, the school is thriving.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single merged pdf to Mary Seppala:

  • EC Candidate Summary (request from Mary Seppala)
  • Letter of interest to the Spruce Street Nursery School Search Committee
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of leadership philosophy
  • List of five references with e-mail addresses and telephone contact information

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

Mary Seppala, Partner, Educators Collaborative, LLC,, 610-772-7625

Listing Date: December 8, 2022