Grades: K-5 | 32 students
Birches School, a co-educational, independent, non-sectarian elementary school, offers vigorous, interdisciplinary academic subjects within a nurturing environment of multi-aged classes.
The nature- and community-based, student-centered curriculum is designed to meet each child’s individual needs and perspectives.
The school encourages students to be curious, self-reliant, resourceful, and empathetic.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-5|
|Total Students||32 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||8 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$15,700|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis|
- Located on the edge of conservation land in Lincoln, a woodland walk away from the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Birches School affords close, daily contact with nature. Students come to understand the world as an interconnected place through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) and literacy, including Spanish literacy. They learn about their responsibilities to the natural world, to their community, and to fellow beings. Yoga is offered as a component of the physical education program. Birches uses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as the floor, but there is no ceiling. Students work individually or in groups depending on the inquiry-based projects. Offering Grades K-3 during the 2013-2014 school year and adding a new grade each year, Birches will grow to become a K-6th Grade school.
Profile last updated: 06/17/2015
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