Join us for April Vacation Camp!

April vacation is right around the corner! We have an exciting week of programming in store for Fair Acres Families…

Current students and their siblings are welcome to join us Tuesday, April 18th – Friday, April 21st. Select certain days, or join us for the whole week…we offer half day, full day and extended day programming, to accommodate your schedule:

  • 7:30 -12:30 $52.00/day
  • 7:30 – 3:30 $56.00/day
  • 7:30 – 5:30 $62.00/day

*Reminder: we are closed Friday, April 14th for Good Friday and Monday, April 17th for Patriots Day.

Specialty Days

Tuesday: Pirate Day

Come aboard our Fair Acres Pirate Ship! Please join us as we spend the day filled with pirate adventures. These adventures will take us all around the grounds at Fair Acres, and will include: a pirate treasure hunt spanning our 7-acre campus, a court game of “Pirates and Alligators,” building our own pirate ship using parachutes, creating sunken treasure discovery bottles, one legged pirate sack relays, “Walking the Plank,” and “Hoist the Sails,” making pirate pizza for our snack, creating pirate necklaces and making our own treasure maps!

Wednesday: Sports-a-thon

Come to Sports-a-thon day dressed in your favorite team attire and explore all the amazing outdoor sporting activities Fair Acres has to offer! We will be playing T-Ball on the baseball diamond, practicing our putting skills on the green, and will show off our basketball skills as we compete in our own Final Four Basketball Tournament on the courts. And for those children who enjoy tennis, we will be also be showing off our serve on the Tennis Courts. We will enjoy having Fenway Franks for snack, singing and swaying to “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” as we cheer on our friends and learn a little something about different sports around the world!

Thursday: Let’s Go Camping

Get ready to hit the trails! On our camping day, we are going to embrace all that nature has to offer at Fair Acres, and experience the ins and outs of how to rough it in the wild! We are going to make some high-energy trail mix to eat on our camping trail walk adventure and create our own fishing poles and fish for trout on Shubael Pond…we’ll also explore creative ways to hang our food in the trees to keep it safe from wildlife.

Friday: Dragons and Fairy Tales

Come one and all!  We will spend the day slaying dragons and using our imaginations to create fairy tales! We will hunt for dragons at Fair Acres, while flying our own dragon kites. We will also put on a play for each other…“Dinorella”, a prehistoric fairy tale!” Other activities include:  making fairy houses in the woods around Fair Acres, making our own dragon kites, preparing a delightful snack fit for a Dragon, (bananas, bugles, chocolate and pretzels) and playing Dragon Tails on the playground!  We hope you can join us on this enchanted, dragon-filled day!

For more information and to register, please stop by the office or call 508-420-3288!

Join Us For Saturday’s Open House!

*Thursday’s open house has been cancelled, due to the weather. We will be extending Saturday’s open house, from 10 am until 1 pm.

Registration has begun for the 2017-2018 school year!

We invite you to join us for our upcoming open house:

  • Saturday, February 11th from 10 am until 1 pm

Attending an open house, is the perfect opportunity for current families to visit their children’s next classroom, and also for prospective families to learn all about our teachers, curriculum, philosophy, and all that our expansive 8-acre campus has to offer.

*OPEN HOUSE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Lock in our current tuition rates for next year – just attend an open house and register for the 2017-2018 school year by February 15th!

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please feel free to contact us at or at 508-420-3288.

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Fair Acres is Social!

We are making every effort to keep you connected to what’s going on at Fair Acres! Along with our regular classroom newsletters, we are now communicating with families every Friday with an email update containing newsworthy topics and upcoming events. What’s more, we’ve ramped up our social media activity, in an effort to bring you daily posts featuring highlights from every corner of the campus! What information would you like to see in our blogs, newsletters, Facebook Posts and Twitter feeds? If you have ideas for topics you’d like to see addressed, or have a submission you’d like to share with the Fair Acres community, please send it to us at

2017-2018 Kindergarten News

We are so excited to announce that Linda Crawford will be our Kindergarten class teacher next year! And, we have no doubt that those of you who know and love Linda, will share our enthusiasm…

Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford joined Fair Acres in 2013 as a teacher in the Pre-K program. Linda is a graduate of Bridgewater State University and began her teaching career in the town of Harvard, MA. After relocating to Falmouth with her husband John, they began their own family and Linda was fortunate enough to be able to stay home for 10 years while raising their three boys. She returned to teaching in 2001 and has since taught preschool at multiple levels in both Mashpee and Falmouth. She is a vital part of the Fair Acres team and is looking forward to many more years full of fun and learning!

“Being a wife and a mother are the two greatest blessings of my life, but being a teacher is my passion! I am so grateful that I still get excited about a new lesson or an old unit ready to be experienced by a new group of students. Developing curriculum has remained both a rewarding and creative experience. So, after more than 30 years of working with 4- and 5-years-olds, what is it time to do? Graduate, of course! Yes, I will be moving from teaching Pre-K to Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017 here at Fair Acres. Spreading my wings a bit and taking on a new challenge is exactly what I would want to encourage all of my former and future students to do. So, why not set the example. I am so excited to be able to “loop” to Kindergarten with some of my current students as well as welcoming some new friends! As you can imagine, plans are already well underway for a productive and fun year ahead! If you have any questions, please reach out to myself, Curt, Jodi or Kathleen. We welcome the opportunity to share our excitement as we move forward in this transition!”

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. In additional to our pre-k programs, we are so proud to offer an exceptional Kindergarten, here at Fair Acres.

Because a child’s Kindergarten experience is the first year of formal education, that experience is truly a vital part of preparing a child for success in first grade and beyond. Our well-rounded Kindergarten curriculum is based on the Massachusetts State Frameworks, which is used throughout the state in public Kindergarten programs and is taught by a state licensed Kindergarten teacher.

Though we follow the same frameworks, our full day program paired with the limited class size allows Fair Acres to go beyond the curriculum offered in a public school setting. The curriculum focus’ on phonemic awareness, phonics development, and writing skills as well as early math and science skills. The size of the class allows the teacher to give the children one-on-one attention while addressing the varied abilities in the classroom so that every child’s needs are met.

In tune with the Fair Acres philosophy, our Kindergarten program promotes a strong belief in physical activity with a focus on team sports. Furthermore, in Kindergarten, it is still very important for children to have time for free play which is often unavailable through a half day Kindergarten program. Our full day program offers a structured morning program paired with a center-based afternoon that incorporates play into learning centers designed to encourage cognitive development.

Children graduating from our Kindergarten typically have developed a strong sense of self-confidence and usually experience strong academic success. We’re proud to say that our Fair Acres Kindergarten graduates transition well into public and private first grade classrooms.

We invite you to visit the Kindergarten program and welcome any questions that you may have. We hope you will consider us when making your Kindergarten decision. We are confident that if you choose to enroll your child in our program, they will graduate from Fair Acres with confidence, happiness and will be well prepared for first grade!

Schedule your tour with us today, at 508-420-3288 or at

2016 Holiday Craft Night

This year’s Holiday Craft Night sure did get us all in the spirit of the season! Our students and families created many different styles of ornaments and decorations to dress their homes up with! A huge thank you to our parents who so generously supplied the crafts…

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving upon us, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude to you – the members of the Fair Acres community – for all you do to support us in our efforts to impact children’s lives in a meaningful and lasting way each and every day. We couldn’t do it without you…thank you!

Wishing you the happiness of friends, the joy of family, and the wonder of the holiday season.

On behalf of our entire staff, Happy Thanksgiving!

Curt & Jodi

Meet Our Newest Staff Members

We are so happy to welcome our newest staff members to the Fair Acres Family!

Kathleen Bailey, Co-Director

Kathleen Bailey is our new director along with Jodi Larsen. Kathleen has her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and is currently working to obtain her Master’s degree from American International College. She has over 30 years experience as both a teacher and center director. Kathleen lives in Yarmouth with her son Seth and her daughter Madison, who is attending UMass Dartmouth. As a hockey mom, Kathleen doesn’t have much spare time, but when she does, she enjoys playing with her dogs, crocheting and genealogy.

Sara Wiseman, Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Wiseman is our new Kindergarten teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University. She has over 16 years of experience in both public and private schools as a teacher of young children. She is certified by the Dept. of Early Education and Care Lead Teacher Preschool and licensed by the Dept. of Education as a teacher of Pre-K through 2nd grade. Sara is a native of Cape Cod and lives with her son Noah in Sandwich. Sara enjoys hiking, jogging and spending time with family and friends.

Ashley Lawton, Preschool Teacher

Ashley Lawton is our new preschool teacher working alongside Tracy Prete. Ashley has received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Care from Bridgewater State University with minors in Special Education and Communication Studies. Ashley currently lives in Sandwich with her family. When she is not teaching, Ashley enjoys taking her dog Lola to the beach, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record®”

On October 27th, both Pre-K classes participated in Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record®” the world’s largest shared reading experience! Part of a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago, “Read for the Record®” addresses the educational inequities that leave many children unprepared for Kindergarten. As a part of this initiative, we gathered to learn, laugh, and read this year’s campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, by Julia Sarcone-Roach. After reading the story as a group, the children all made a special snack with whole wheat bread, sunflower butter, sliced bananas, and blueberries…

Looking for something to read with your family tonight? You can read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich together, here!

The Colors and Activities of Fall!

Ever wonder why the leaves change color in the Fall? We turned to the Farmer’s Almanac to explore when exactly the change takes place, and how the process occurs…click here to find out for yourself!

At Fair Acres, one of our favorite Fall activities, is playing in the leaves!

What are your family’s favorite Fall activities?

If you’re looking for a fun family outing or craft to do in October, here are some suggestions…

  • Go on a cranberry bog tour;
  • Make a wreath;
  • Ride bikes along the canal;
  • Go to a fair;
  • Make a leaf rubbing;
  • Bake a pie;
  • Go apple picking;
  • Visit a corn maze;
  • Go for a nature hike;
  • Build a fort;
  • Go leaf peeping (view the MA Leaf Peeping Guide!);
  • Carve a pumpkin!

Happy Fall, y’all!

Welcome Back!

It is a great time of the year here at Fair Acres. We have successfully wrapped up another summer camp season where over 500 campers enjoyed some “good ol’ camp fun!”

We especially enjoy the summer time and working with our camp counselors who are second to none! Summer camp at Fair Acres is truly a continuation of the Fair Acres Country Day School philosophy of creating fun and learning in a nurturing environment.

Now that the transition from camp to school is complete, our team is focused on getting school off to a great start. Teacher orientation went extremely well, Labor Day open house was the perfect opportunity for our new students to visit their classrooms and our first few weeks have gone as planned. The children are adapting quite well and our incredible staff are exceeding all expectations!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your family for your continued support. We also encourage you to take full advantage of our “family friendly” environment. We believe that these are critical years for your child’s development and we are committed to providing your family with a positive experience that will last a lifetime!


Curt and Jodi Larson

Thank You, Summer 2016 Camper Families!

To all Fair Acres Campers and Families,

I cannot believe the summer has come to an end! It seems like just yesterday that Session 1 was kicking off…Nonetheless, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for another amazing summer!

It certainly was one for the record books, and it never would have been possible without the support and dedication of all our Fair Acres families…

From Color Wars to Water Day, Carnival Day, Mystery Day, Cardboard Boat Races, Chris the Magician, and even the first ever Fair Acres Olympics – each and every day was special and unforgettable in its own way.

I made memories and friendships I will hold in my heart and remember forever, and I know our campers did too…

It makes me sad to know this summer is over and the final hours of camp have passed, but I am even more excited, because I know there are so many more amazing summers to come – and I can’t wait to see what Fair Acres has in store for us next year!

I hope you all have a wonderful school year; do your best, play as much as you can, and always remember the friends you made down by Shubael Pond, playing Pirate Ship on the court, and the endless games of Capture the Flag…until next summer at Fair Acres!

Over and out… Miss you all already!