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Commonwealth Avenue Mall
27 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Established in 1856, the 32-acre Commonwealth Avenue Mall stretches from the Public Garden to Olmsted Park. It providesMore a green link in Boston's Emerald Necklace -- an 1,100-acre chain of nine parks connected by parkways and waterways. The Neighborhood Association of Back Bay, Friends of the Public Garden and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department work together to mainstain the green strip that runs down the center of Commonwealth Avenue.
Back Bay Neighborhood
Back Bay, Boston , MA 02116
The general neighborhood that makes up the Back Bay - including the Boston Common to Berklee College and Symphony Hall,More the Charles River Esplanade, Copley Square, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Newbury Street, and other Boston landmarks and open spaces.
Hale House
273 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116

The Hale House provides independent living with 24-hour nursing care to seniors, regardless of their ability to pay.More The nonprofit is designed for elderly men and women in Boston who can live independently but may need assistance with necessities like meals, laundry, cleaning and medical aid.

In addition to residential care, Hale House offers a wide range of social activities, from exercise programs and poetry clubs to jewelry making. Residents can take day trips around Back Bay to sit in the Boston Common, or walk along Newbury Street or the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Hale House also sponsors monthly field trips to museums, theaters and restaurants around the city.

Non-residents can join the Back Bay Club and connect with other seniors through gardening, yoga, bowling, pool, ping pong, game nights and other social activities.

Kingsley Montessori School
26 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116

Backed by a philosophy that teaches children to learn how to learn, teachers at Kingsley Montessori School useMore real-life experiences and hands-on programs to foster skills such as time management, conflict resolution and self-direction. Integrity, responsibility, respect and community leadership are also core values, and designed to prepare students to become independent, compassionate and engaged in their community.

Students come from many different backgrounds, ethnicities and neighborhoods around Boston, and teachers encourage individuality, self-esteem and imagination and achievements.

They learn from the community around them, including research at the Boston Public Library, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MIT and the Museum of Science. They take gym classes at Boston University, and regularly step outside the classroom. Students may have an art class on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, or walk through the historic Back Bay neighborhood and point out geometric shapes.

The curriculum includes language arts, literature, math, science and science labs, history and geography, technology, visual arts, physical education and Spanish