Clark School

Clark School Photo #1 - Discover Clark School. Providing an individualized education for students K-12 with a focus on the arts & technology in a therapeutic environment.
Clark School Photo #1 - Discover Clark School. Providing an individualized education for students K-12 with a focus on the arts & technology in a therapeutic environment.
Clark School Photo #2 - Clark School offers an innovative curriculum with a focus in technology. Offering virtual reality, 3D printing, coding, robotics, video & audio production. Remote learning options available. Use of technology in the classroom through speech to text, audio books, apps & visual aids.
Clark School Photo #3 - Clark School's beautiful New England campus, located in Rowley, MA across from the Ipswich Country Club. Clark offers small class sizes with only 160 students total grades K-12.
Clark School Photo #4 - A focus in the visual arts. Students have classes in our incredible art studio every week. With offerings in painting, photography, digital art, sculptures, drawing & more!
Clark School Photo #5 - Clark has a focus in theater and performing arts. We put on 6-8 shows a year in our black box theater. Students also have the opportunity to compete in the METG Drama Festival. We also offer dance, singing, acting & more!
Clark School Photo #6 - Clark offers an individualized curriculum with a focus in executive functioning skills for grades K-12. We offer academic supports in the classroom and in our learning centers.
Clark School Photo #7 - Clark School loves field trips! We go on lots of local trips to parks, museums, theaters and more! We also offer bigger trips through EF to places like New York, Grand Canyon, Florida, Canada, etc. We also go every year to the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Vermont, it is a super fun project adventure, team building, ropes course camp.
Clark School Photo #8 - Clark School offers a hands-on and project based curriculum for grades K-12.
Clark School Photo #9 - Clark School's Lower School (K-8) is part of the Montessori league and offers a variety of after school clubs & sports. High School is part of the MIAA Co-op so HS students can play sports at surrounding high schools.
Clark School Photo #10 - Clark School's very own Summer Program, Summer@Clark offers 7 weeks of fun in the sun! Each day offers a variety of activities to choose from & fun & exciting field trips each week! Clark also has a Summer Theater and Art program as well as tutoring options.
Clark School offers rolling admissions and is an independent, co-educational day school for grades PreK-12, located in Rowley, MA. At Clark School we help students recognize the way they learn best and tailor a program to that learning style. Clark School offers small, multi-grade classrooms with a focus in project based learning. Clark School supports students with academic challenges while challenging students that are academically bright/gifted. Clark school has an emphasis on social emotional supports and guidance and has strong offerings in theater, art and technology. Learn more, schedule a visit or attend an open house on

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • Rowley Theater Group Performs ‘Little Shop’ - 06/20/2023
    The Clark School opened its Theater at the Bell last week for a new community theater with plans to become a major player in the North Shore performing arts ...moreworld. hide

Top Rankings

Clark School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Mild Language Based LD, Executive Functioning, Other
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
188 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Clark School 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
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Closed toe shoes, no shorts past October 1.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
$325 per week for standard summer program
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Melissa Simons
Admissions Associate
Melissa Simons



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
After Care, Art Club, Chess Club, Debate Club, E-Sports League, Extended Academics, Gaming, Photography Club, Running Club, Student Council, Tech Club, WonderLab Robotics, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, High School Musical, K-8 Musical

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country, Flag Football, MIAA Member, Outdoor Fun & Games, Rock Climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer

School Notes

  • Clark School is an independent co-educational day school for grades PreK-12 located in Rowley, MA. Clark School we help students recognize the way they learn best and tailor a program to that learning style.Clark School offers small, multi-grade classrooms that specialize in project-based learning. Clark School supports students with academic challenges as well as academically bright/gifted students that need to be challenged beyond what the public school can offer.Our goal is to provide students with the tools for healthy social development, executive functioning skills, good study habits, organizational skills, time management skills, problem solving, and ultimately a valuable education.Clark School has a strong offerings in arts, theater and technology. Clark School offers rolling admissions for in-person and remote learning so your child can start on a new educational journey, today, in a school that better fits them as a learner and person. Learn more, schedule a tour or register for an open house on
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Ben Wickey - Filmmaker, animator, illustrator, writer Supper With The Stars:
    • DJ Plunkett - Actor/Singer/DancerFormer Boq in @wicked_musical Natl Tour BFA in musical theatre from CCM AEA
    • Peter Silverman - Business Development Manager and Talent Advisor at Source and Recruit. Startup owner;Vermont Startup Pairs Students, Employers Seeking Flexible Labor Peter Silverman and his freshman roommate, Max Robbins, launched Majorwise to match up the two needs
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Clark School cost?
Clark School's tuition is approximately $26,000 for private students and $325 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Clark School?
The acceptance rate of Clark School is 80%, which is higher than the national average of 71%.
Who are famous alumni from Clark School?
Clark School famous alumni include: Ben Wickey, DJ Plunkett and Peter Silverman.
Does Clark School offer a summer program?
Yes, Clark School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Clark School offer?
Clark School offers 29 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Archery, Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Diving, E-sports, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Freestyle Skiing, Gymnastics, Intramural Sports Only, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting and Winter Track. Clark School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Clark School?
The application deadline for Clark School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (12 reviews)
This is the preschool/pre-k program we have been searching for! It's academically focused, small class size, warm and consistent teachers. It feels like school and not daycare, which is what we have been desperate to find. Our child comes home daily to share what she has learned. We could not be happier.
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Clark School is a school that truly cares for its students. It offers an individualized, flexible, supported, and hands-on curriculum that fosters student success. It has a beautiful campus in Rowley with offerings in theater, art, and technology.
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My child loves to go to school and comes home happy and relaxed! She is learning academically and socially/emotionally. Her teachers stay in close contact with me throughout the week so I know how things are going and what is happening. They are responsive to my daughter's needs and my suggestions/ideas, willing to try different approaches to reach goals. It is a relaxed, happy environment with special activities and events/celebrations that occur every week, delighting the children. I highly recommend it!
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We adore the Clark School! Our son started in 6th grade and is continuing all through high school. With individualized plans (yes, for real, not just on paper), small class sizes, and teachers who put their heart and soul into teaching (they're available for the kids to call/email after hours too!), this is the school I had always wanted to find for my son. He has changed from being a not-so-happy-about-school kid to someone who looks forward to his classes and has shed his school anxiety. All with none of the typical middle school drama! Can't recommend them highly enough! Plus, I have to add that their approach to remote learning is beyond a 5-star rating. To say that they have gone above and beyond is an understatement. The kids are engaged; the teachers are engaged, and school continued. No gaps, no drama, and only positive feedback from us.
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I can truly say that Clark school has been then best choice for my daughter. She suffered with anxieties with larger class sizes at her preschool and was really struggling. At Clark, the class sizes are much smaller and I saw her anxieties melt away. The attention from the teachers helped catch things that we could address right away and were able to help her grow past very quickly. She grew so much personally and in her education. The community of the school is amazing, everyone is so welcoming and knows you personally. It truly feels like a family! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for schooling.
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My son joined Clark school a year ago, and it was the best academic year he ever had. The school not only helped him catch up on his education level but also helped his self confidence and social skills. The team at Clark helps him where he needs help and challenges him where he needs to be challenged. The transition to home schooling during COVID-19 was smooth and of high quality.
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Our daughter has thrived at Clark. At the public high school she felt like just a number; at Clark she feels like part of a family. The teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to support, encourage, and help when needed. The environment is warm and friendly. Our only regret is that we did not find Clark sooner!
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Clark School is everything we hoped and more. Moving our then 4th grade son and 2nd grade daughter from public school was a huge decision but now, 3 years on, we are amazed at the transformation. My son's anxiety no longer gets in the way of him enjoying school and he is thriving academically, socially and personally. My daughter has been accelerated academically and has just completed the 6th grade curriculum as a 5th grader. Clark is able to individualize their environment and tuition to meet the unique needs and capabilities of every child and the results are astonishing happy kids who are resilient, feel good about themselves and know what it feels like to succeed. Thank you for all you do Clark Faculty and Admin - we are so grateful for you!
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I cannot say enough good things about this school. Both of my children have benefited in very different ways from how amazing it is. I first found Clark when looking for a high school for my son, who had a learning disability. The focus on executive functioning skills, the individualized curriculum (which they really do!), the no-bullying atmosphere, and the absolute commitment to helping him succeed, with no MCAS and no stressful IEP meetings, was a literal life changer for him and the rest of the family. My daughter will be a senior next year, having started at Clark in 6th grade. She has no learning issues, but needs an environment that is flexible enough to allow her to pursue interests such as figure skating (which counts as gym)! She can wander into the amazing art space even if she has no formal class there and get input into projects she's working on. The small class sizes (not above 15), calling the teachers by first names, the school dog Riley, I could go on and on about the things we love. If you are looking for an alternative to public school, I urge you to check this school out. (They also seamlessly switched to virtual teaching during the COVID crisis without hesitation, since their Snow Days have always been "at home learning days.")
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Our child has flourished at Clark after having been subject to the social stresses of a public school. Clark has a nurturing environment that makes the individual want to learn. Very balanced curriculum between the arts and STEM, with ample opportunity to explore and develop. Thanks Clark!
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Clark School is the way that school ought to be! From the teachers to the administrators everyone knows and cares about every single students' individual needs and goals. It is a safe and welcoming environment where everyone feels like family. A maximum class size of 15 students ensures that no child will slip through cracks and will receive the attention and help that they need. Students will be challenged to their full potential and will be given the opportunity to express themselves artistically, socially, emotionally and academically. Overall, Clark will help prepare your child to be the best version of themselves that they can be and have the tools to be successful post Clark.
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A school that cares. A no nonsense school that Teaches the children skills they need in real life. Teamwork acceptance of each others differences. They hand pick their students on how they can help. Your child is in a safe nurturing Environment. Perfect for children in Autism spectrum and children bullied in public schools. They are no nonsense, any issue will be addressed and any bullying. The offenders Will be kicked out of school. Not swept under the rug.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $27,903 for elementary schools and $41,604 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 64% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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