Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive
Scituate, MA 02066-0206
Tel: (781)545-5544
Grades: NS-8 | 270 students
An innovative, independent Montessori school on Boston's South Shore, Inly School inspires students to be creative thinkers and self-motivated, lifelong learners.
Our proven toddler, preschool, full-day kindergarten, elementary, and middle school programs are built on the 100-year-old Montessori tradition of deeply engaging students in intellectual work, while stretching their social/emotional resilience and capacity to mature into well-rounded people.
The curriculum goes beyond the national Common Core standards, and features robust experiential learning at every level.
World languages for all ages; and arts-rich, integrated rigorous academics prepare Inly students to be independent, forward-thinking global citizens who succeed at their choice of secondary schools—and in real life.  For details on academics, arts, athletics, and outdoor classroom, visit

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 270 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Inly School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 24 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 23 / rolling
Tuition Notes tuition rates vary by level and can be accessed on our website in the admissions section
Admissions Director Liz Knox


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Dance, Flag Football, SoccerBasketballCrew,
DanceFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Enrichment offered for K–8, Inly Dance Company, Karate, Montessori Model United Nations Karate, After School Enrichment offered for K–8,
Inly Dance Company,
Montessori Model United Nations,

School Notes:

  • Inly School uses a blend of Montessori curriculum and philosophy combined with educational best practices to teach core subjects, world languages, arts, athletics, and life skills.
  • The Inly curriculum is hands-on, experiential, and exploratory. Students are taught to ask questions, seek knowledge, and pursue answers.
  • Above all, they are given opportunities to have a voice and be leaders so they can self-confidently face new challenges in new settings.
  • Teachers individualize the Inly curriculum to help each student work to his or her personal best. This means students can progress through the curriculum at their own pace—whether working above grade level in a particular subject, or taking the time to reinforce learning and skills in another subject.
  • The curriculum is also highly integrated—teachers present lessons that draw on more than one subject to teach skills and concepts and deepen understanding.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame Academy School (6.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Steeple School Of Trinity Church (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Steeple School Of Trinity Church (2.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marshfield Hills
    Grades: PK-K | 227 students
    2.2 miles
    Po Box 397
    Marshfield Hills, MA 02051
  • Marshfield
    Marshfield KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    4.8 miles
    495 School St.
    Marshfield, MA 02050
  • Hanover
    Cardinal Cushing Centers
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: UG | 118 students
    5.5 miles
    405 Washington St
    Hanover, MA 02339
  • Hanover
    Our Little Angels Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 24 students
    5.6 miles
    197 Rockland Street
    Hanover, MA 02339
  • Norwell
    Norwell KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 75 students
    5.7 miles
    380 Washington St.
    Norwell, MA 02061

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Is Your Skill-set Still on Release 1.0?
September 20, 2015
It is easy to fall into the trap of not keeping your skill-set current. There's no time and no need anyway. We look at why you need to keep things current and offer some suggestions as to how to proceed.
5 Reasons You Might Be Looking At The Wrong Schools
September 07, 2015
Choosing the right school for your child is a major project. We look a five reasons why you might be looking at the wrong schools.
Could This Happen To My Child?
August 30, 2015
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average acceptance rate in Plymouth County, MA is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos

View more school videos