Four Winds School

  • The strengths of the one-room schoolhouse meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-9
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supported"Twice exceptional," high functioning autism, executive function disorders
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students11 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Four Winds School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,600
Tuition NotesFour Winds School is committed to offering financial aid to students who need it.

School Notes

  • At Four Winds School, students learn at their own level and pace by doing self assigned work. Learn more about our innovative program at Four Winds School is a one-room schoolhouse in Gill, MA welcoming students of any race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, or religion.

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Four Winds allow students to thrive in a way larger academic programs could only dream of. The "bi-weekly goals" model allows students to work at their own pace while gaining skills in time management that most students don't gain until college. This model also allows gifted students to accelerate as fast as they'd like, while simultaneously supporting students who struggle academically by moving at a pace that doesn't overwhelm them and lets them feel accomplished, whereas other pedagogical models can hinder their confidence. This is a school that feels academically enriching and emotionally safe for all students.
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This school is the best! It is small enough that you constantly get one on one time with the teacher, you go at your own pace for most of your work, everyone is really supportive, and there is no bullying. It is like one big family, mainly because it is such a tight nit community.
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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $13,160 for elementary schools and $31,902 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).