Bay Farm Montessori Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (781)934-7101
  • Bay Farm Montessori Academy is an independent, co-educational, day school in Duxbury, Massachusetts serving children ages twelve months to fourteen years (grade 8).
  • Currently enrolling students from nearly 20 towns, Bay Farm provides programs grounded in the philosophy of Maria Montessori and enriched by a strong arts focus. By nurturing the development of the whole child's readiness, interests, and learning style, the faculty at Bay Farm fosters each child's positive self-image, problem-solving skills and ability to make choices in an academically challenging environment.
  • Bay Farm Montessori Academy offers students before- and after-school care and a variety of extracurricular programs.
  • We work together to cultivate a vibrant Montessori learning community where children are inspired to grow with joy, purpose and compassion.
  • Through the wonder of direct exploration, the satisfaction of engaged learning, and the integration of visual and performing arts, Bay Farm Montessori Academy students develop the skills and sense of responsibility to be confident learners, eager to understand themselves and their world.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild Learning Differences
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students197 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeBay Farm Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesOur Right-Fit Tuition program supports families in choosing the right school for their children
Admissions DirectorBritta Moran
Admissions AssociateKyra Mercer


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Dance, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate FrisbeeBalletBasketball,
Ultimate Frisbee


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Kids Care Club Community Service

School Notes

  • Welcome to Bay Farm Montessori Academy.  We are glad you are here to see the beauty, deep learning, and genuine teaching that takes place on our campus daily. The first thing you might notice when visiting Bay Farm Montessori Academy is that our campus does not look like an institution. Our four school buildings form a tranquil village.  Our commitment to community at Bay Farm creates an intentional school environment where students encourage each other in academic classes and in the arts. Having support from their teachers and peers allows Bay Farm students to challenge themselves and try new things that they might not have had the confidence to do in other settings.  Our school is a tranquil retreat that respects students as individuals who are capable of great achievement. The arts, including drama, music, and fine arts, are deeply integrated with the academic curriculum, supporting the growth and development of the whole child from inquisitive toddler to empowered and well-adjusted young adult.  Come and see for yourself one of the many wonderful theatrical productions at our unique school to witness this magic up close.  Bay Farm is an exceptional school attracting students ages 12 months to 8th grade from more than a dozen towns around the South Shore.  With highly trained teachers in Montessori educational philosophy and practice, our faculty know exactly how to support each student`s individual learning path. Our graduates are prepared for the academic, social, and personal challenges of high school and beyond.  All of us at Bay Farm welcome your family to our learning community,  Conrad Wildsmith Head of School
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  3/10/2018
My children have grown to be kind, compassionate and thoughtful teenagers (yes, its true) who always challenge themselves academically and in life. Bay farm Montessori has taught them to love the process of learning while being mindful of the world around them. They learned to problem solve, manage their own time and embrace a peaceful approach to life. Its an inspiring place with a dedicated staff and beautiful mission all wrapped in a rigorous curriculum. The world could use more Bay Farm kids!
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5  10/14/2017
Peaceful and beautiful campus, independent and thoughtful students who are able to solve problems with creativity and intelligence. Compassionate and seasoned staff who truly make you feel like family on campus.
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