Odyssey Day School

  • Odyssey Day School empowers children to be out-of-the-box thinkers through experiential, theme-based education that breaks the traditional mold and guides children as they embark on a life-long educational journey to discover who they are and who they have the potential to become.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1995
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students155 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Odyssey Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio26:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,980
Tuition NotesTuition varies across the grades, with $8980. being the highest elementary tuition, and all others elementary falling below that.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorMargaret Douglas

School Notes

  • The moment your child enters the doors of Odyssey Day School he or she embarks on an educational journey. Much like the legendary hero, Odysseus, from whose story we take our name, your child will voyage to new places, meet new people, and learn much about themselves and the world around them.
  • At Odyssey, we focus on the whole child with theme-based education that empowers our students to become active, engaged, excited, life-long learners. During their time with us, students are equipped with all the tools they need to establish their own goals and are challenged to meet and exceed those goals through experiential, hands-on learning.
  • Our progressive approach to learning focuses on practical, tangible knowledge that goes far beyond books and worksheets, empowering students to take what they learn in the classroom, apply it to their everyday lives, and ultimately, become socially and globally aware citizens.
  • The educational journey at Odyssey is different from the experience at many other schools. We know all children are unique, and we work to help them succeed at their own pace in a nurturing environment that also challenges them to do more than they thought possible. We invite students at Odyssey to discover what makes them unique and what excites them about learning. Quite simply, we love your children. Whether an infant or an eighth grader, we want them to have fun and we want them to love learning.
  • Our teachers know that their job is not to just give information, but to fan the spark of curiosity in the heart and mind of each child.
  • We know that your child will love learning here. We look forward to meeting you and exploring what your child`s educational odyssey could be.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cambridge
    Grades: K-6 | 279 students
    11 miles
    110 Cushing Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 349-6555
    11 K-6
  • Danvers
    Plumfield Academy
    Plumfield Academy Photo - Students regularly participate in school-wide celebrations for holidays and other special occasions. Here, young boys spend time in the kitchen, learning about meal preparation by preparing the meal for the whole school to eat together.
    Alternative School
    Grades: 1-8 | 48 students
    5.3 miles
    123 Dayton Street
    Danvers, MA 01923
    (978) 304-0273
    5.3 1-8
  • Everett
    St. Anthony School
    St. Anthony School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 241 students
    7.6 miles
    54 Oakes St
    Everett, MA 02149
    (607) 389-2448
    7.6 NS-8
  • Framingham
    Grades: PK-6 | 47 students
    21.7 miles
    360 Water Street
    Framingham, MA 01705
    (508) 877-8200
    21.7 PK-6
  • Framingham
    Sudbury Valley School
    Sudbury Valley School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 120 students
    25.3 miles
    2 Winch St
    Framingham, MA 01701
    (508) 877-3030
    25.3 NS-12

School Reviews

My daughter has attended ODS since 1st grade. Currently a 4th grader she loves school especially music (they are doing recorder), computer programming, math and when they do yoga in gym class. She runs hard at daily recess and comes home telling me of guest speakers, older students who came into a class to share their knowledge and of all the amazing projects she is working on in group work. The school has offered the progressive, student focused education I was looking for at a price I could afford. I love the community we have at ODS and would highly recommend it to everyone!
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