At a Glance

At a Glance

Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is a Toddler through Grade 6 independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. Kingsley offers an educational program tailored to the talents, curiosity, and growth of each student. Kingsley students have no academic limits. Students are inspired and encouraged to exceed their own personal best. A Kingsley education means academic excellence in a nurturing environment. 

Our progressive, inquiry-based programs cultivate students’ academic and social development and prepare them to advance successfully to leading public and independent schools. Our commitment to knowing every child and to partnering with parents propels each student to become a resilient explorer, confident learner, and empathetic citizen.

A Toddler–Grade 6 Neighborhood School serving Back Bay, South End, and Beacon Hill

Toddler Division Size
Early Childhood Division Size
Elementary Division Size
Student/Teacher Ratio
Faculty & Staff with Advanced Degrees

Ages & Grades



*We offer two options for Early Childhood. Our Fairfield program is for children who first join Kingsley as Toddlers or P3 students. Our Exeter program is for children who join Kingsley at the P4 or Kindergarten entry point.



  • Arrival: 8:15–8:30 a.m.
  • Morning Dismissal: 11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon Dismissal: 2:30 p.m.


  • Arrival: 8:00–8:15 a.m.
  • Dismissal: 2:45–3:00 p.m.


  • Begins at 7:30 a.m. for Exeter students and 7:45 a.m. for Fairfield students

AFTER SCHOOL (Toddler–Grade 6)

  • Runs until 5:30 p.m.
  • Extended care options until 6:00 p.m. for Grades 1–6


  • Two buildings in Back Bay
  • Classrooms and Project Studios
  • Studio art space
  • Performing art space
  • STEM laboratories
  • Courtyard playground
  • Access to Clarendon Playground
  • Physical Education at Boston University

Tuition (2024–25 School Year)

  • Toddler Morning: $34,560
  • Toddler Full Day: $39,780
  • Preschool Morning: $32,380
  • Preschool Full Day: $37,790
  • Kindergarten: $38,460
  • Lower Elementary: $41,470
  • Upper Elementary: $43,515

Generous financial assistance is available.

Community is central at Kingsley. Whether the bonds formed in the Early Childhood program that carry through the Elementary years, the close relationships between teachers, students, and their families, or the joyful connections shared between parents as they chat at dismissal or enjoy a playdate together with their children, community is at the heart of Kingsley. Children and their growth bring us together, and the authentic connections and values we hold in common sustain us as our students mature into resilient explorers, confident learners, and empathetic citizens.

  • Class Parents
  • Parent Association
  • Parents as Readers
  • Parents Sharing their Jobs
  • Family Traditions
  • Birthday Walks
  • Watching Student Performances
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Kingsley is proud that our admission team has members who are CAEP certified by the Association of Independent School Admission Professions in show of our support of the admission community and our commitment to strive for excellence in our enrollment programs and practices.
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