After many months of planning construction, The Arch Street Preschool is scheduled to open on May 1st, 2012. MBTA designed the new Arch Street Preschool, which took advantage of an unused space on the second floor, including 18-foot high ceilings, tall windows, skylights and existing millwork, salvaging and re-working historical fabric to provide a welcoming and well-lit space dedicated to early education for a diverse group of children and their families.
Historically, the second floor space was used as a Sunday School classroom. In an effort to give the space new life, and with a desire to do preschool differently, members of Arch Street Presbyterian Church along with a wide-reaching group of supporters created a school by redesigning the unused space and initiating a preschool project to provide educational access to a diverse group of children and their families.
Over 30 families have already enrolled their children in the preschool's toddler and pre-k programs. Working hand in hand with Rev. Becky White Newgren, Minister for Community Life at Arch Street Presbyterian Church, MBTA was able to revitalized a space that had been unused for almost a century and create new spaces in which the preschool and its students may thrive.