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The Pike School Photo #1 - Combine support, encouragement, and inspiration, and the sky's the limit. That's the power of positive energy. That's The Pike School!
The Pike School Photo #2 - 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.
The Pike School Photo #3 - 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!
The Pike School Photo #4 - 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.
The Pike School Photo #5 - 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.
The Pike School Photo #6 - 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 Grades 6-9 also take drama. Our modern facilities include a professional theater, dedicated ceramics studio, and a fully-equipped photo darkroom.
The Pike School Photo #7 - 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 The 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 The Pike School.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 452 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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The Pike School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded
1926

Student Body

Total Students
452 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Pike School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
87%
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Endowment Size
$11 million

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School Notes

  • The Pike School is an independent, coeducational day school located on 35 woodland acres in Andover, Massachusetts. Its comprehensive and sequential program provides education to students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9. Small class size and individual attention allow for social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of the students within the context of the school community. The Pike School history extends back to 1926 when Cynthia E. Pike started educating six students in her home.
Profile last updated: 08/18/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Students: 452 students
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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