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WHAT IS LINDGREN? IT IS A KING’S CASTLE, AN ICE CREAM SHOP, A DRAGON’S LAIR, A CONSTRUCTION ZONE, A FAIRIES’ BOWER.

Lindgren could be any one of these places, and more, at any given time.

Others may just see a barn, a sand pile, a huge rock, a playhouse, or a forsythia hedge. But for our students, their imaginations are nurtured possibilities are limitless.

From inception, our goal at Lindgren has been clear. Our drive is to cultivate the imagination, as well as inspire exploration, discovery, invention and an appetite for knowledge. Here, children embark on a learning journey that will last their entire lives.

How do we fulfill our goal? We respect the children. We know that within each one lies the ability to explore and the curiosity to do so. Our process is a natural one, based on the value of free play for early childhood development and the necessity of outdoor play in a natural environment. 

At Lindgren, open-ended activities encourage creativity. Exploration leads to discoveries. Learning becomes its own reward, and an adventure that grows, as your child grows, into a lifetime passion.  


Every day, the power of imagination is at work at Lindgren. Our philosophy of free play infuses every one of our school programs.

Set in our woodland oasis, Lindgren camp is a kind of haven, unlike any summer camp in the region. 

Our Mommy (or Daddy) and Me classes create a safe, nurturing environment for your child to begin learning in the larger world.

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DISCOVER LINDGREN

  • A preschool for ages 2½ to 5 years old
  • A summer day camp for ages 3 to 11 years old
  • Serving Bergen County since 1944
  • Sits on 3½ spacious, beautiful acres
  • Historic cottage schoolhouse and farm buildings
  • Resident farm animals
  • Direct access to the woods, trails, and ponds of the Closter Nature Center
  • Educators with advanced education degrees
  • An open and inclusive environment for children of all backgrounds
  • An innovative philosophy of learning through discovery and play

 
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Discover the newest things we have to share.

Take our virtual tour

Watch the school and summer camp video to learn more.


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If you’re ready to register, or have questions about rates, we can help you HERE.

 

 

Lindgren Students are ready for the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

 

Winter Fun 2016!