Sparhawk School

196 Main Street & 259 Elm Street
Amesbury, MA 01913-0191
Tel: (978)388-5354
Grades: PK-12 | 152 students
Sparhawk School is private, co-educational school admitting students of strong moral character and generosity of spirit.
It is a joyful school for students in grades preK-12.
Our programs are thematic, multi-disciplinary, and have a curriculum which includes the study of philosophy, an opportunity to study multiple foreign languages, significant student choice in classes, and average class sizes between 5 and 12.
Our high school curriculum model allows students the opportunity to pursue excellence, combining the rigor of traditional preparatory environments with the innovation of emerging educational research and the joy of independent study choices for advanced students.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Not Available (School did not report any membership associatons).
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 152 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Sparhawk School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 9 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Ap Calculus, AP English Literature and Language,
Average SAT score 1850
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes 2011/2012 PreK/K $1300/month for full time Upper Elementary $13,500/year Middle School $14,600/year High School $22,500/year (Day), $47,500 (Boarding)
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kaitlyn MacDonald
Admissions Associate Jessica Peirce


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Climbing, Cross Country, GolfClimbingCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Archery, Band, Chess Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Creative Writing Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, International Club, Jam Band, Judicial Board, Literary Journal, Math Team, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Permaculture Club, Photography Club, Poetry Outloud, Robotics Club, Science Team, Ski Club, Sparhawk Ambassadors, Student Advisory Board, Student Life Council, Sustainable Farming Club, Volleyball, Yearbook Archery, Band, Chess Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Jam Band, Judicial Board, Math Team, Outing Club, Poetry Outloud, Robotics Club, Science Team, Ski Club, Volleyball, Yearbook, Creative Writing Club,
International Club,
Literary Journal,
National Honor Society,
Permaculture Club,
Photography Club,
Sparhawk Ambassadors,
Student Advisory Board,
Student Life Council,
Sustainable Farming Club,

School Notes:

  • Sparhawk School admits students of strong moral character and generosity of spirit who have average to superior academic ability, a spectrum of talents in various multiple intelligences, age-appropriate levels of self-discipline and motivation, and the desire to take control of their learning in an environment of joy, honor, and respect.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Governors Academy (7.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Harbor Schools Family Servies (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Windmill Country Day School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Amesbury
    Harbor Schools Family Servies
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-8 | 84 students
    1.1 miles
    194 R Main Street
    Amesbury, MA 01913
  • Amesbury
    Windmill Country Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 86 students
    1.2 miles
    Po Box 141
    Amesbury, MA 01913
  • Newburyport
    Daniel Lucy Way KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.2 miles
    1 Daniel Lucy Way
    Newburyport, MA 01950
  • Newburyport
    Newburyport KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.8 miles
    151 Low St.
    Newburyport, MA 01950
  • Newburyport
    Grades: PK-8 | 263 students
    3.4 miles
    1 Washington St
    Newburyport, MA 01950

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