Sparhawk School

Sparhawk School is private, co-educational school admitting students of strong moral character and generosity of spirit.
It is a joyful school for students in grades preK-12.
Our programs are thematic, multi-disciplinary, and have a curriculum which includes the study of philosophy, an opportunity to study multiple foreign languages, significant student choice in classes, and average class sizes between 5 and 12.
Our high school curriculum model allows students the opportunity to pursue excellence, combining the rigor of traditional preparatory environments with the innovation of emerging educational research and the joy of independent study choices for advanced students.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 152 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1994

Student Body

Total Students
152 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Sparhawk School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size
9 students
Number of AP Courses
3 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Ap Calculus, AP English Literature and Language
Average SAT score
1320
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2011/2012 PreK/K $1300/month for full time Upper Elementary $13,500/year Middle School $14,600/year High School $22,500/year (Day), $47,500 (Boarding)
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kaitlyn MacDonald
Admissions Associate
Jessica Peirce

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Archery, Band, Chess Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Creative Writing Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, International Club, Jam Band, Judicial Board, Literary Journal, Math Team, National Honor Society, Outing Club, Permaculture Club, Photography Club, Poetry Outloud, Robotics Club, Science Team, Ski Club, Sparhawk Ambassadors, Student Advisory Board, Student Life Council, Sustainable Farming Club, Volleyball, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Sparhawk School admits students of strong moral character and generosity of spirit who have average to superior academic ability, a spectrum of talents in various multiple intelligences, age-appropriate levels of self-discipline and motivation, and the desire to take control of their learning in an environment of joy, honor, and respect.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 152 students
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Essex County, MA is $21,637 for elementary schools and $39,200 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Essex County, MA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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