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Brimmer and May School

69 Middlesex Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

617-278-2333
www.brimmerandmay.org
PreK – 12th grade

Brimmer and May, a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve day school, in Chestnut Hill, has been cited as a “Model School” by The National Association of Independent Schools. A total of eight schools in the U.S. and abroad were so designated based on their ongoing efforts to successfully adopt seven Essential Capacities for the 21st Century.

A 21st Century Imperative—A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future, by NAIS, identified eight unifying themes that comprise ‘Essential Capacities for the 21st Century and which independent schools should work to adopt: Academically Demanding; Project-based Learning; Classrooms that Extend Beyond School Walls; Digital Technologies and a Global Perspective that Infuse the Program; Vibrant Arts Programs; Learning Communities; A Culture of Engagement and Support; and Transformational Leadership. The Report noted that Brimmer and May implements all of these Capacities.

The school recently launched a Global Studies Diploma Program. The new Honors Program offers students an intellectual extension to required class work.

Pre-kindergartners learn French, and students may study French, Spanish, or Mandarin in later grades.

Upper School students participate in Winterim, a study tour program. Students traveled to Belize, China, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, and India in March.

The Creative Arts Diploma Program provides students with the opportunity to delve more deeply into a chosen art form.

See www.brimmerandmay.org or call 617-738-8695 for further information.


Cambridge Friends School
5 Cadbury Rd
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-388
https://www.cfsmass.org

Cambridge Friends School is a co-ed elementary and middle school (pre-K - grade 8) established in 1961 under the care of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

It is the mission of Cambridge Friends School to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker principles, we engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. We expect all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual potential and, through the example of their lives, to challenge oppression and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world.

As part of Cambridge Friends School's commitment to social justice, we are engaged in building an antiracist, antihomophobic community, and we actively seek students and staff from a diverse range of family structures and racial, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. Our community tries to go beyond mere tolerance to more deeply address issues of bias and privilege.


The Chestnut Hill School

428 Hammond St. 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

www.tchs.org

The Chestnut Hill School is pleased to welcome Tamara Schurdak as our new Head of School effective July 1, 2017. We are delighted about the talent, energy, and vision that Tamara will bring to CHS. During a national search process, Tamara’s warmth and intelligence were evident to everyone, and her leadership experience makes her uniquely qualified for the responsibilities of Head of School. Excited for this next chapter in their lives, Tamara joins the CHS community with her partner, Anne Gunning, who after several years away from Red Sox Nation, is looking forward to returning to her home state of Massachusetts.

The Chestnut Hill School an independent, co-educational for children in Beginners (age 3) to 6th grade. Our mission to educate children is deeply rooted in a commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community. Our goal is to develop skills, both academic and non-academic, to encourage individuality, to spur creativity, and to cultivate leadership in our students.

For more information about The Chestnut Hill School visit us on our website at www.tchs.org, or call 617.566.4394.



Dedham Country Day School

Dedham Country Day School

www.DedhamCountryDay.org
781-329-0850

At DCD, we believe that balance matters—in learning and life. We combine academic challenge with support; pedagogical tradition with innovation. Strong scholastics combined with outstanding arts and athletics create a program that is balanced and whole. Here, a premium is placed on both academic and emotional intelligence. Children learn who they are as diverse individuals and how to be part of something bigger. Acceptance is a given, and children find encouragement in every connection they make. It’s a community that nurtures, nudges, and gives. That’s how we grow “whole” children—and, ultimately, adults who will thrive with the intellectual and emotional capacity to contribute to their world and enjoy meaningful lives. Visit us, and you’ll get a sense of how our students learn to think creatively and critically. You’ll see that from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8, kids are being kids—and being themselves. You’ll witness them tackling hands-on projects, collaborating, taking risks, solving problems—and, most of all, enjoying their experience. Explore DCD through our admissions events and a personal tour. Our 17-acre campus is just minutes from Route 128 in Dedham.

Open House: Oct. 28; Classroom Observations: Oct. 24 and Nov. 14. Please visit our website for admissions event details or email admissions@dcds.net with any questions.


Hands-On Montessori School
12 Creeden Street
Mansfield, MA 020478
www.homontessori.com

Established in 2003, HOMS is a small, private coeducational Montessori day school that services families with children ages 18 months to 9 years (or toddler through third grade).

Mission Statement

Hands-On Montessori School  is a community of children, families, and teachers dedicated to inspiring and nurturing the development of each student’s independence, self-confidence, self-respect, and creativity, enabling each child to reach his/her full potential as a global citizen and life-long learner. Hands-On Montessori School facilitates this development by embracing the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori in harmony with other developmentally appropriate, innovative teaching practices.

We encourage students to become engaged and excited with their schoolwork through active learning. Students are encouraged to pursue studies in all areas of their spontaneous personal interest using hands-on “experiential” learning through concrete manipulative learning materials, experimental discovery, and group experiences. Hands-On Montessori School is committed to both high standards of individual academic achievement while at the same time respecting the child’s human dignity and well-being.

For more information about our school and individual programs and hours, please visit our Facebook page and web site at
www.homontessori.com or email admin@homontessori.com.


The Montessori School of Northampton

51 Bates St., Northampton, MA 01060

413-586-4538
www.northamptonmontessori.com
Preschool - 6th grade



Founded in 1976, the Montessori School of Northampton is located in the highly-populated-with-lesbians community of Northampton. Students also come from surrounding towns such as Amherst, Hatfield, Easthampton, Hadley, and Hilltowns. The school has a beautiful facility including a well-equipped playground and a garden. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability and sexual orientation.



The school is dedicated to, but not limited by, the innovative ideas of educator, Maria Montessori. Classes for ages 3 to 6 are known as "Children's Houses" and children are free to move about and choose their own materials and activities. Learning materials include sensory-motor, practical life, language arts, art, music, movement, and nature study. Montessori elementary level classrooms permit a varied pace and children may work as long as needed on one project. Language, literacy skills, math, geography, cultural studies, botany, zoology, the physical sciences, the arts, gym and Spanish are introduced to elementary level students ages 6 to 12.



Scholarship funds are available and DSS day care vouchers and Community Partnership Grants are accepted. The school also accepts special-needs children. Contact Susan Swift, Head of School at (413) 586-4538 or email: info@northamptonmontessori.com


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