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2022 Guide to Schools: South Region

Inly School | 781-545-5544 x134

A picturesque school complex surrounded by greenery.An innovative learning community in Scituate, Massachusetts, Inly School draws toddler through 8th-grade students from 20 South Shore towns. Inly’s Montessori+ curriculum blends a student-centered philosophy with comprehensive academics and hands-on learning to inspire students to become curious, passionate thinkers. The focus is on how students learn, not just what they learn, and instruction is tailored to challenge each child to reach their full potential. At Inly, students thrive in a joyful environment where they feel a sense of belonging and have opportunities for academic achievement and personal growth. They develop a deep understanding of core subjects, many hands-on skills, and a discerning ability to manage one’s time; they build confidence, self-reliance, and independence. Inly offers world languages, innovation, visual and performing arts, and athletics. Ample outdoor time, social-emotional learning, community service, internships, and after-school enrichment round out a holistic approach that nurtures mind, body, and spirit. Inly students are taught to ask questions, seek knowledge, and pursue answers. They are given opportunities to have a voice and be leaders so they can self-confidently face new challenges in new settings. Students graduate Inly as independent forward-thinkers and respectful global citizens who succeed at their choice of secondary schools and in real life. For more information, please email [email protected].

Notre Dame Academy  | 781-749-5930

A large group of girls with pom poms and school colors pose outdoors on stairs.Notre Dame Academy (NDA), a Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, prepares girls and young women in grades 7–12 to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and open-minded leaders committed to peace and justice in the world. As the first all-girls day school in Massachusetts, founded in 1853, every aspect of teaching and learning at NDA is tailored to girls and designed to provide educational experiences that recognize and cultivate their distinctive talents and skills. With an 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio and dynamic curriculum including over 20 AP courses, NDA guides each student in her educational journey while building self-esteem and resiliency. Whether competing on one of our 45 athletic teams or participating in over 30 co-curricular organizations and service opportunities, NDA encourages girls to take risks and pursue new opportunities in a nurturing environment. Leadership programming and early expert college counseling prepare young women for a promising future. All NDA graduates are admitted to four-year colleges and universities, and NDA alumnae are represented in leadership positions across every profession.

St. Andrew’s School | 401-246-1230

Three students making s'mores inside

For more than 120 years, St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, Rhode Island, has empowered students to find their own path to academic success and personal growth. At St. Andrew’s, our co-ed boarding and day students in grades 6 through 12 can be curious, take risks, find balance, overcome challenges, and find new passions. Here, they can be scholars, scientists, artists, athletes, leaders, and helpers. Supported by our amazing teachers and staff, our students can be themselves. These efforts are supported by a community committed to our Chapin Tradition, an ethos of uncommon kindness that permeates our school. Whether they attend the Middle School or Upper School, whether they are day students or boarders, students will find at St. Andrew’s an individualized and nurturing education—on a campus of superb beauty, with stellar facilities and a rich history dating back to 1893. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we offer a globally focused, project-based curriculum. This is complemented by our renowned Learning Services Program, which ensures that all students have access to the opportunities that IB provides.

Thayer Academy | 781-843-3580

A curly haired young woman in a red shirt smiles at the camera while she sits with her her elbows on a desk and her hands under her chin propping her head up.At Thayer Academy, students are known, connected, and prepared for the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead. Founded in 1877, the independent co-ed day school in historic Braintree serves students in grades 5–12 and is committed to excellence in scholarship, athletics, the arts, leadership, and service. With a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and an average class size of 14, students work in an atmosphere of academic collaboration. Global Scholars, Independent Science Research (ISR), and Scholars-in-Residence programs offer educational opportunities with a real-world perspective. The Academy recently unveiled its new middle school building featuring: a marine science lab; expansive art, music, and ensemble rooms; an innovation lab; a recording studio and digital media lab; and additional classroom space. Thayer also opened a new health and wellness center to further its commitment to student engagement and well-being, both of which lie at the heart of Thayer’s tradition of academic excellence. Thayer competes athletically in both the ISL and NEPSAC. Easily accessible from public transportation, the Academy also offers bus routes from Boston, MetroWest, and the South Shore. Open houses for the Middle School and Upper School will be Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, respectively. For more information: [email protected]

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