The Barn is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! Our school year runs from September to June.

If you are interested in enrolling please contact our Membership Committee to come for a tour or visit during an Open House. Our Membership Committee is a group of current Barn parents who are available via phone or email to discuss our programs, answer questions you may have, and schedule tours.

Tours: We provide tours of our school so that you and your child may experience a class in action. We encourage you to bring your child with you on the day of the tour to play in our warm and innovative space. To minimize the disruption to the classes, we keep these tours short (approximately 20 minutes) and time them during “free play”, which is part of our day that children choose which activities to engage in.

We hold Open Houses throughout the year when school is not in session to provide your family the opportunity to spend a little time at the Barn. We typically offer several throughout the school year. During our Open Houses, you will have the opportunity to speak with the teachers, current Barn families, and enjoy fun and age appropriate activities with your children.

In the meantime, contact the Barn to learn more and schedule a tour: 978-263-0486. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.
You may also download an application:

New Member Registration 2018-2019 (.doc)

New Member Registration 2018-2019 (.pdf)


Tuition is based on the estimated annual educational cost per child and is set annually by the Board of Directors. A typical annual increase is between 3% and 5%. For the 2017-2018 school year at the Acton Barn Cooperative, Inc, the tuition payment schedule is as follows:

Payment Date Due 2-Day 3-Day 4-Day
Initial Deposit Feb. 15 $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
#1 July 15 $718.70 $1114.56 $1514.54
#2 Sept. 15  $718.69 $1114.56 $1514.54
#3 Dec. 15  $718.69 $1114.55 $1514.54
Total $2406.08 $3593.67 $4793.62

A single payment option and a monthly payment option are also available.

The Acton Barn Cooperative has a scholarship fund. If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please speak with Directors: Carol Pikcilingis or Nancy Tang.

Additional programs have the following daily fees:

Program Daily Fee
Extended Day $28.95
Explorers $45.42
Come/Stay to Lunch $14.48
Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up $6.82


Back to top