LNS News

Enrollment Open House for 2016-17

October 15, 9 - 11 a.m. at the LNS courtyard.

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LNS Meets Ashley Bryan

On October 7th, Ashley Bryan, whose work is featured in the current museum exhibit, met with Studios Purple and Red in a dynamic and interactive experience. He enthralled the children with call and response poems, songs, and a reading of Beautiful Blackbird. You can find this 93-year-old man’s extraordinary bio here.

Children as Scientists in a Natural World

A new exhibit at the Square highlights the LNS/deCordova partnership

July 2 - November 2, 2016

This exhibition is designed to inspire visitors of all ages to take in the exciting natural world that surrounds us at the deCordova sculpture park every day using Lincoln Nursery School’s exploratory methods and discoveries as a starting point. Find it in the Square, alongside the deCordova Store.


Mark Weltner on Listening at Eric Carle Museum

Mark Weltner gave a talk on “The Importance of Listening In Play” at the Eric Carle Museum’s Summer Teacher Workshop, “Make Way for Play,” on July 18, 2016. Mark’s presentation followed a talk by Lella Gandini!



Collaboration with Artist Stephanie Cardon

The first annual community collaboration event occurred on May 21, 2016, engaging current families, deCordova staff, and featuring Stephanie Cardon, a local artist who is currently displaying Beacon in the deCordova sculpture park. Stephanie engaged with children in all studios, exploring through various materials the “moire effect” evident in Beacon. The culmination of the children’s work was an interactive celebration of visiting Beacon and a large installation of screens created by the children’s work.


If you would like to support the ongoing work at Lincoln Nursery School, donations can be made on the alumni page by clicking here


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For seventy years, LNS, a partnership of teachers, parents and children, has created a meaningful and reflective school, establishing a foundation for lifelong learning. Our location at the deCordova museum and sculpture park broadens our experiences and sense of community.