Shore Country Day School

Shore Country Day School's dynamic curriculum in Pre-K 1 through Grade 9 melds traditional skills with discussion-based learning, student-centered inquiry, and hands-on exploration through project-based approaches in the Innovation Lab, art studios, and outdoor classroom spaces. Shore's mission is to instill a love of learning in each child.
Our Community Code articulates personal expectations for everyone in the school community. We encourage students to find strength in diversity, appreciate differences of opinion, and recognize the necessity for mutual respect among all individuals. Faculty members are committed to teaching students to become critical thinkers and compassionate community members who possess self-confidence and personal integrity.
Attracting 405 capable and motivated students, Shore offers five bus routes as well as after-school care and enrichment programs to serve families from 43 surrounding communities.
Shore's superb facilities are conveniently located on 17 acres, one minute from Route 128 in Beverly. Special features include three new outdoor learning spaces, as well as Shore's Center for Creativity, with its studios, practice rooms, kiln room, Innovation Lab, gallery space, and state-of-the-art 375-seat theater.
Twice daily recesses, almost daily PE classes, 2 gyms, 6 fields, and excellent interscholastic teams emphasize physical wellness, fun, and teamwork.
Under faculty mentors, middle school students opt to design independent study courses to explore and develop passions.
Day and overnight field trips energize classroom learning.  Service projects, clubs, Big Buddies, and the "House" system engage the full community in activities, celebration, and weekly meetings.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded1936

Student Body

Total Students408 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Shore Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorDaphne Clark Faldi


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and Field

School Notes

  • Joyous school environment
  • Community Code which articulates community expectations for all
  • Engrossing integrated curriculum projects at all grade levels
  • Opportunities for Independent Study in Grades 6 to 9
  • Physical Education or sports four to five times weekly
  • Grade 9 program offering superior preparation for secondary school

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