Preschool

The overall goal of the Aldrich program is to provide a safe, happy, growth-enhancing group experience for each child. We offer programs from ages 2-5.

Enrichment

Our once a week, short-term enrichment opportunities are the perfect way for your child to explore their interest and aptitude for new topics. 

Extended Care

Extension classes give children more time to play at school while allowing their families more flexible drop-off and pick-up times. 

6

Outdoor + Indoor Playgrounds

1944

Established in

74

Years of Experience

30

Compassionate Teachers + Staff

What is Aldrich?

What is Aldrich, and why is it so important to so many families? An owner of Shattered Prism Studios is an Aldrich alumnus turned Aldrich parent. We are grateful to their studio for sharing this story of our school.

Our Legacy

Aldrich has a rich history and quality reputation in the Rochester community. Pediatricians and child psychiatrists, including Dr. Benjamin Spock, were involved in a Mayo Clinic study of child development in the 1940s which eventually led to the inception of Aldrich. 

Why the turtle?

The turtle has been associated with Aldrich throughout its rich history. In 1968, a turtle playground structure was donated to Aldrich in memory of an Aldrich student who died in a car accident in September 1967. The turtle has become a beloved piece at Aldrich and is still present on Playground 2.
The turtle was later adopted by Aldrich as a school symbol. The turtle is a visual representation of 2 very important themes that are central at Aldrich School: the importance of children learning at their own pace, and a reminder to not rush childhood.

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