previous
Harborlight Montessori Photo #1
next
Harborlight Montessori Photo #1
Since 1973, Harborlight Montessori has provided unparalleled educational, academic, and social experiences for children.
Expanding and developing over the years, Harborlight Montessori has become a model Montessori school for children from infancy through young adolescence.
Harborlight is the lab school for Montessori teacher training with Montessori Institute - New England http://www.mi-ne.org/
Harborlight Montessori takes great pride in the achievements of both current students and alumni.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Harborlight Montessori ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
296 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Harborlight Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Extended day available.
Admissions Director
Rachel McAlpine

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Chinese Club, Cooking Club, Garden Club, Lego League, Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Adventure Club, Basketball Club, Bowling, Disc Golf Club, Flag Football, Mountain Biking Club, Sailing Club, Skiing, Water Polo, Yoga Club

School Notes

  • Since 1973, Harborlight Montessori has provided unparalleled educational, academic, and social experiences for children.
  • Expanding and developing over the years, Harborlight Montessori has become a model Montessori school for children from infancy through young adolescence.
  • Harborlight is the lab school for Montessori teacher training with Montessori Institute - New England http://www.mi-ne.org/ T
  • Harborlight Montessori takes great pride in the achievements of both current students and alumni.
Profile last updated:

School Reviews

5  
We''ve had our son at HL-ST for 4 years now and could not be happier. It is not just that it's "better" than the other schools around us terms of class size, teacher dedication etc. It's that the Montessori curriculum itself is so much more effective and advanced than anything else out there. When it was designed in the early 20th century, it was based not only on developmental psychology but actual neuroscience. Each grade and stage is fine-tuned for optimal learning potential, integrating each child's individual needs, both cognitively and socially. Do some research about what our country is lacking in it's current educational system, and what our children will absolutely need in the years ahead. You''ll find every one of those aspects built in to the Montessori approach from the very earliest ages. It's highly structured, yet that structure is completely invisible to your child and will seem very open-ended to them on a daily basis. What they WILL know is that school is fun, learning is something they want more of and that respect for one's peers, teachers and the world around them is paramount. A few examples: My son started at age three, and before he even entered Kindergarten his class was learning about biology (difference between vertebrates and invertebrates), the geology of the earth, and our place in the solar system. At the same time, a lot of time was spent with what is called in the Montessori system on Practical Life and Grace and Courtesy. In this the children learned to truly work together, to help serve snacks and lunch for each other, to clean up together and how to peacefully resolve conflicts. This curriculum is also built right in, and follows all the way up through Middle School, where you will meet the most respectful and friendly teens you;ll ever encounter. By the time they leave school at 8th grade they are confident, truly love learning and exploring and frankly are better educated than most high school seniors.
- Posted by

Endorse Harborlight Montessori. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Books Set In Private Schools
Books Set In Private Schools
Enjoy a range of subject matter from recollections to murder mysteries, all set in private schools here at home and abroad.
Keep Ransomware Out of Your School
Keep Ransomware Out of Your School
Small organizations like private schools are just as vulnerable to ransomware attacks as large organizations are. Here's how to deal with ransomware in your school.
Endow A Teaching Position
Endow A Teaching Position
Endowing a teaching position accomplishes many things for the private school that gave you the foundation for your adult life.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 296 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Beverly, MA is $27,380 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links