The Pike School

Tel: (978)475-1197
Combine support, encouragement, and inspiration, and the sky's the limit. That's the power of positive energy. That's Pike School!
Combine support, encouragement, and inspiration, and the sky's the limit. That's the power of positive energy. That's Pike School!
Pike students are good sports! Ninety percent of Upper School students participate in at least one interscholastic team sports. Middle School students may participate in a 6-week ski program. All students, Pre-k through Grade 9, take physical education classes that build confidence and instill a lifetime love of fitness.
It starts with cultivating an intense excitement around learning. Pike's Lower School curriculum is rooted in activities that develop essential skills while fostering confidence and creativity. Students are active participants in the learning process: it's not something that happens to them, it's something they engage in with others. These are the years to learn to love learning!
In Upper School, every effort is made to balance academic rigor with creative exploration. Through the elective program, students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to topics of their own choosing. Upper School students also participate in our 1-to-1 iPad program to enhance collaboration, research, and learning.
Respect for the natural world is a running theme at Pike. Students learn to think like scientists by making predictions, recording observations, and drawing conclusions. Pike is a also a leader in environmental awareness and sustainable practices, from its energy-saving infrastructure to its recycling and composting initiatives to its 1.5-mile nature trail that loops Pike's wooded campus.
Pike students take art, drama, and music just as seriously as science, English, and math. All students, Pre-k through Grade 9, take visual arts and music classes; students Grade 6-9 also take drama. Our modern facilities include a professional theater, dedicated ceramics studio, and a fully-equipped photo darkroom.
Physical Education at Pike begins in Pre-K, developing movement, balance, and spatial awareness, while our oldest students focus on lifetime fitness skills, traditional sports, and an outdoor challenge course.
  • At Pike School, we believe every child has unlimited potential. That's why we provide unlimited possibilities-- for thinking, creating, competing, and unleashing curiosity.
  • We surround every student with a web of positive energy-- small classes, one-on-one attention, and, of course, fabulous teachers.
  • The kind who teach children the most important less of all: to believe in themselves. That's the power of positive energy. That's Pike School.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 438 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Pike School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • Surround a child with support, encouragement, and inspiration, and the sky is the limit! That’s the power of a truly positive education. Positive energy fuels our campus, and it ensures that our students are happy, curious, and confident kids. At Pike, our students do more than just acquire skill sets; they develop a deep sense of self-belief and gain the confidence to advocate for themselves and others. And by the time they graduate, they’re in the habit of being thoughtful and thorough in everything they do!

Profile last updated: 07/23/2015

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