Our School

The right start lasts a lifetime.

Preschool, kindergarten and parent/toddler programs that focus on emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and manage feelings.

A challenging and engaging academic curriculum individualized for the needs of each child.

A unique team approach – both gentle and effective – applying a wealth of expert resources toward each child's success.

A historically preserved facility offering large spaces, natural light and other amenities.


For Parents

Dedicated to helping parents understand their child's behavior to be a form of communication.

Offerings for parents and families include:

Reinberger Parent/Child Resource Center, where parents and children can play with their children to encourage mastery of age-appropriate skills.

Hadden Clinic, offering evaluation, treatment and parent guidance for children and adolescents.

Research, articles, a blog and other useful resources.


For Professionals

Offering 3 types of service to professionals.

1. Continuing education and consultation for early childhood educators, care providers, child life workers, clinicians and others who attend to the needs of children.

2. Accepting referrals from physicians, psychologists, child advocates and others who see children with issues that may affect their overall wellbeing.

3. Analytic training for practitioners interested in child analysis.



Quietly observing the Winter Honeymoon

For the under-5 set and their families, getting used to the academic calendar comes with growing pains. Just the concept of an academic year “ending” has undone many a young child who thought school would go on forever with this teacher in this room. From the perspective of young children, summer becomes a time of […]

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    Whining and Complaining

    “Stop that right now!” “If you don’t stop that whining, I’ll give you something real to whine about!” “If you complain about one more thing, you’ll go to your room!” Listening to a child’s persistent moaning and crying can make the most patient parents feel frenzied and helpless. They want it to stop — now! […]

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      Hanna Perkins School open house: Wed., Feb. 18

      Hanna Perkins School will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 18 for parents of prospective preschoolers and kindergarteners. The open house is for prospective students in the 2015-16 school year, but there are also limited openings in the second half of the current year. The open house will provide an opportunity to […]

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        What We Do

        Our Mission and Values: We envision a world in which every child is listened to, understood and helped. Through application of our mission and values, we are helping to create that world.
        Read our Mission and Values.
        The HP Way: People who know Hanna Perkins describe an approach to helping children and families that is gentle and effective. Part of our culture since 1951, it is often referred to as The HP Way.
        Learn about The HP Way.