Bay Farm Montessori Academy

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Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #1 - Bay Farm Montessori Academy offers strong academic programs rooted in Montessori philosophy that inspire children to grow with joy, purpose, and compassion.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #2 - Bay Farm is proud to offer Enrichment Programs that give our students the opportunity to participate in educational and recreational activities beyond the regular classroom.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #3 - The culture and curriculum at Bay Farm spring from a strong Montessori foundation.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #4 - Located in Duxbury, MA, our campus is right off of exit 10 on 3a and a short walk away from Duxbury Bay.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #5 - The Shop is where Bay Farm students bring their learning and ideas to life in a collaborative, challenging environment, and gain the skills and confidence to go and solve a problem, regardless of what it is.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #6 - Safe. Smart. Sure. The health and safety of everyone in our community is our top priority as we have in-person learning. Utilizing our 9-acre campus, students are able to enjoy outdoor classrooms.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #7 - Our Middle School students (grades 7-8) enjoy a semester at Duxbury Bay Maritime School for weekly sailing lessons, kayaking, paddle boarding, and lessons in marine biology.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #8 - Our ELI (grades 1-3) and ELII (grades 4-6) gives children the opportunity to spend three years in the same classroom. This benefits the whole development of the child, and it allows the entire curriculum to be presented in two ways: through the three year continuum and the three year cycle.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #9 - Our Children`s House preschool/pre-k, kindergarten classrooms accommodate children in mixed-age classrooms that provide a safe, stimulating, nurturing, educational, and social foundation for future success
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Photo #10 - Our Toddler Program is a joyous, loving, and respectful place that honors our youngest students, ages 12 months to 2.9. At Bay Farm, we encourage our toddlers to be independent and self-confident by making their own choices from among a wide variety of developmentally appropriate materials.
Bay Farm Montessori Academy is an independent, co-ed, day school in Duxbury, MA offering strong academic programs rooted in Montessori philosophy. Children from toddlers to Grade 8 are inspired to grow with joy, purpose, and compassion.
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.

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Top Placements

Bay Farm Montessori Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
181 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Mar. 10 / Jun. 1
Tuition Notes
Bay Farm offers a Right-Fit Tuition program. The goal of our Right-Fit Tuition Program is to enable all families who believe in Bay Farm’s Montessori mission and approach to make enrolling their child a reality.
Admissions Director
Britta Moran

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Mystery Solvers Club, Robotics Club, Student Council, Ukulele Club

School Notes

  • At Bay Farm, children learn in an environment that fosters independence, curiosity, and empathy with highly trained teachers who know how to support each student`s individual learning path. Students are equipped with the confidence to challenge themselves and excitement to try new things. Serving students ages 12 months to grade 8 from all over the South Shore, Bay Farm fully integrates its curriculum with agriculture, drama, music, and the fine arts. Bay Farm is accepting applications for Fall 2021.


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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
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My daughter is in the Toddler House and I can't express how thankful I am to have found Bay Farm. To know that she is cared for, loved, and nurtured throughout the day is such a good feeling as a working mom. I know that she is learning so much from the Montessori philosophy at such a young age. The campus is beautiful and I love that there are animals on campus - We look forward to our future years at Bay Farm!
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We first encountered Bay Farm at a tour and quickly fell in love with the large campus, beautiful facilities and welcoming teachers and families. We enrolled our son in Pre-K last September and have been thrilled with the experience. Every day we see new skills on display when he comes home from school. We see clearly the work that Bay Farm does on a daily basis helping to foster a well-rounded child with the skills necessary to meet the world with curiosity, bravery, and integrity. We love this school and couldn't recommend it more highly!!
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My two children have been attending Bay Farm for over 7 years and we have been thrilled with the quality of education, Montessori pedagogy, and the Campus. The music, art, and drama programs are seamlessly woven into the curriculum and the children receive instruction at their own levels and capabilities. My children adore school. They feel known and loved and joyful about learning. The Head of School, through his vision and thoughtful leadership, has a direct influence on every staff member and child. We are excited to continue to support the mission of the school: joy, purpose, and compassion.
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We have loved having our children in a Montessori school with such a strong focus on arts-based education! A school is a wonderful place for children of all ages and its rigorous academics are matched by its compassionate leaders and staff. Our children love attending school and are embraced for the individuals that they are, challenged at their own levels, and encouraged to become leaders in their community. We have seen tremendous growth in their confidence and abilities. The music, arts, and drama program are unmatched and even the smallest children have opportunities to sing, dance, play music, and be on stage. We are very happy with the possibilities that are present, and that will exist in the future, for this school!
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We moved to Massachusetts from New York City and our daughter started Bay Farm mid-year in the Children`s House. It was a big transition for her and we were nervous how she would respond. That worry quickly faded as she was welcomed with open arms from the moment we toured the 9 acre campus. The teachers, staff and head of school go above and beyond in every regard. We are completely thrilled with this program and have watched our daughter grow in remarkable ways since she began attending and we utilize the aftercare program and enrichments such as ballet, gardening and theater. The Bay Farm staff are all so kind, caring and thoughtful and my daughter often says how she misses her classmates and teachers when she isn`t there. I especially enjoy the focus on performing arts and the multicultural lessons. My daughter is now in Kindergarten and comes home proud of the many interesting projects she has created. I know she is safe, happy and being challenged every day. I also love how as parents we are asked to volunteer and be involved. We have been able to get to know each student in her class and they love to say hello to us by name. I highly recommend Bay Farm to any parent looking for a place their children can learn and grow both in and out of the classroom.
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We have been blessed to find such a compassionate and peaceful environment where our kids can be challenged and engaged while learning how to be good humans. The teachers are wonderful, the parent community are caring, the campus activities are varied and interesting and the Head of School is engaged and responsive, actively works to make sure all students are learning with joy, purpose and compassion, and has an open door policy that allows for parents to come in at any time and discuss triumphs and trials with him. We have been very happy with the direction that the new Head of School is moving Bay Farm.
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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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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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