Our History

Sunshine Academy was founded by Ann and Andrew Haber. As new parents, they moved to Brookline, MA for the excellent K-12 programs. With their own young children in mind, they sought to extend that standard of excellence to early childhood education. They started their first school in 2006, expanded to a new school location in 2009 and due to enrollment demands, expanded again to Washington Square in 2012. All schools are located in Brookline, Massachusetts and all three have received NAEYC Accreditation.

In 2016, Sunshine Academy entered into a long-term lease with United Parish Church to create Sunshine Park.  We completely rebuilt the playground area to include a brand-new play structure, infant and preschool swings, water play elements, a sand box and open space.  The park is for the exclusive use of Sunshine Academy, Monday to Friday during the school day.

Ann and Andrew use their combination of skills and educational backgrounds to create an early education center that is one of the most highly desired schools in the area. Please take some time to explore this website and learn more about the Sunshine Academy community.

Andrew Haber


Andrew has a background of 25+ years in corporate administration, including 20 as the founder and owner of Synaptic Communications, and 10 years as the owner of Sunshine Academy. He has a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Computer Science. Andrew is also First Aid / CPR Certified.

Andrew and his wife Ann have three children. In his free time, Andrew enjoys movies and music, travel, and spending time with family.

Ann Haber


Ann  has 20+ years of a wide range of teaching experience, from preschool to graduate students. She has her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education, her Masters of Arts and PhD in Social Anthropology, and a B.A. in Comparative Literature. Ann is also First Aid / CPR Certified, and is Director Certified by the Department of Early Education and Care.

Ann and her husband Andrew have three children. Ann enjoys teaching, languages (including English, French and Chinese), and spending time with family.