SHED Children's Campus

Curiosity-Driven Preschool, Kindergarten, and School Aged Programs on the Beautiful Grounds of Phillips Academy.

Toddler - Pre-K »

Ages 20 Mos - 5 Yrs

After School »

k - 8th Grade

Summer »

Age 3 - 8th Grade

Our Mission

Curiosity-Driven Learning

We believe that children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded, and that as educators, it is our job and responsibility to nurture a child’s innate curiosity and desire to learn. 

It is our mission to create safe spaces in which every child can thrive.

SHED Children’s Campus is committed to creating a welcoming environment for children, families & staff that values all, regardless of gender identity, age, race and ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation. We welcome all into our community to better connect, embrace & learn from each other.

When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. 

Help Us Build A Yurt!

Donate today and help us build two yurts on the SHED Campus.

Yurt #1 will support our nature-based learning programs. 

Yurt #2 will be a backyard retreat for the great Merrimack Valley Community. Holding space for adult learning, and special events. 

Current 2021/2022 SCC Programs

SCC Health & Safety Guidelines:

Stay in Your Car

During drop off and pick up. Families will not be bringing children into the building this summer.

Last Name Passenger Side

Please place the child's last name on the passenger’s side of your front windshield for drop off & pick up.

Feeling Sick? Stay in Bed

Please do not send in children who are sick, or if anyone in your family is sick. Stay in bed, rest your head.

Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands and your child's hands before drop off, pick up and upon returning home

Pack Lunch & Snacks

We will not be providing snacks or lunches Do not pack food that contains nuts or needs to be heated in the microwave.

Label Everything

Lunches, snacks, bags, and personal belongings must be labeled with your child's full name.

Pack Water

Pack 1-2 already filled water bottles.

Our Five Foundations for Learning

Through these five foundational concepts, we provide children the opportunity to explore the world around them. By exposing them to these core ideas, we are able to plant seeds. The children then dictate the teachings, learning through play and growing from their curiosity. 

SHED Children's Campus Blog

The Birth of a Field

Celebrating Michelle Seligson The Grassroots Leader of After School Programming Michelle (Micki) Seligson has been nationally recognized as a leader in afterschool and in childcare

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our dream, hope, & purpose

“To every child, I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace & be happy.”

– Malala Yousafzal