Bay Farm Montessori Academy

Offering academic programs rooted in the work of Maria Montessori, Bay Farm Montessori Academy cultivates an environment of responsibility to self and others that will serve our students and their communities for generations to come.
Through direct exploration, an intentional curriculum, and the integration of the arts, sciences, and real-world experiences, Bay Farm students gain a sense of joy and purpose in discovering the agency they have in furthering their own learning and contributing to the health of their communities.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,750
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • Give Peace a Chance - 10/02/2023
    Bay Farm joined Montessori schools across the globe in celebrating the International Day of Peace.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Bay Farm Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost
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.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Britta Moran



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

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

School Notes

  • Bay Farm Montessori Academy is an independent day school offering programs rooted in the work of Maria Montessori. By nurturing the development of the whole child's readiness, interests, and learning style, Bay Farm fosters each child's problem-solving skills, positive self-image, and ability to make choices in an academically challengingenvironment.
  • With Early Childhood Education programs for Toddlers - Kindergarten and an Elementary - Middle School program, Bay Farm attracts students from over 20 towns across the South Shore. Bay Farm is proud to provide children with a learning environment that fosters independence, curiosity, and empathy for the past 50 years.
  • Learn more and schedule an in-person tour by visiting
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bay Farm Montessori Academy cost?
Bay Farm Montessori Academy's tuition is approximately $24,750 for private students.
Does Bay Farm Montessori Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Bay Farm Montessori Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Bay Farm Montessori Academy offer?
Bay Farm Montessori Academy offers 13 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming and Tennis.
What is Bay Farm Montessori Academy's ranking?
Bay Farm Montessori Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Bay Farm Montessori Academy?
The application deadline for Bay Farm Montessori Academy is Jan. 31.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
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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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,750
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

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