Chestnut Children's Center

167 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492
Tel: (781)455-7144
Grades: PK - K | 155 students
Chestnut Children's Center was founded by Executive Director Lauren Petrini Hentschel in 1995.
Lauren is supported by an outstanding staff of childhood education professionals whose childcare responsibilities are embellished by their love of children and commitment to learning.
We address the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children through a curriculum-based program of age-appropriate learning and play.
Whether in group activities, quiet time, active play or on field trips, our goal is to build each child's self-esteem while laying the groundwork for their ongoing education.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - K

Student Body

Total Students 155 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Chestnut Children's Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 78:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Sebastians School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Monsignor Haddad Middle (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Theophany School (1.7 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Needham
    Monsignor Haddad Middle
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-9 | 212 students
    0.4 miles
    110 May St
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)449-0133
    0.47-9
    212
  • Needham
    Grades: K-5 | 424 students
    0.5 miles
    90 Pickering St
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)444-4459
    0.5K-5
    424
  • Needham
    Theophany School
    Daycare / Preschool (Greek Orthodox)
    Grades: PK-KG | 21 students
    1.7 miles
    754 Greendale Ave
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)444-3058
    1.7PK-KG
    21
  • Needham
    St. Sebastians School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 356 students
    1.7 miles
    1191 Greendale Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
    (781)449-5200
    1.77-12
    356
  • Needham Heights
    The Abbott School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 37 students
    2 miles
    126 Gould Street
    Needham Heights, MA 02494
    (781)444-6541
    2PK-K
    37

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