Waring School

  • The Waring School is a liberal arts school for students in middle and high school (grades 6-12).
  • Our mission is to create and sustain a community of lifelong learners who are working together for the individual and the common good.
  • We assume that most learning in a lifetime takes place outside of school and that one of the purposes of school is to prepare an individual to learn on his or her own. We do not, consequently, think of school as an end in itself but as part of the continuum of a life-long process perpetually at work in each learner.

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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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students153 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Waring School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus AB/BC, French Language and Culture, Studio Art
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$32,000
Tuition NotesTuition differs for 6-8th grade, for 9-11th grade, and for 12th grade.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Admissions DirectorShelley Morgan
Admissions AssociateBecky Schaeffer

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseMartial Arts,
SoccerUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
College Bowl, Community Service, Current Events, Debate, Literary Journal, New England Math Club, Stewardship, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Portfolio, Brass Ensembles, Chamber Group, Jazz, Madrigals, Men's Chorus, Orchestra, Percussion, String, Theater, Women's Chorus

School Notes

  • Do not grade or rank
  • Narrative evaluations each semester
  • Status reports at midterm
  • Students receive Credit, No Credit or Honors
  • Honors level courses in grades 10-12
  • AP French & Calculus
  • 100% of graduates attend 4-year colleges
  • National Merit Scholarship Program: 30 Finalists or Semifinalists, 80 Commended Students, since 1972.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Hamilton
    Grades: 9-12 | 391 students
    5.3 miles
    537 Highland St
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    (978) 468-4415
    5.3 9-12
    391
  • Beverly
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    1.6 miles
    74 Hart St
    Beverly, MA 01915
    (978) 927-1064
    1.6 PK-8
    205
  • Byfield
    Grades: 9-12 | 423 students
    12.6 miles
    1 Elm St
    Byfield, MA 01922
    (978) 465-1763
    12.6 9-12
    423
  • Beverly
    Grades: PK-9 | 408 students
    2.1 miles
    545 Cabot Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
    (978) 927-1700
    2.1 PK-9
    408
  • Rowley
    Grades: K-12 | 180 students
    9.3 miles
    14 Forest Ridge Drive
    Rowley, MA 01969
    (978) 777-4699
    9.3 K-12
    180

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The average private school tuition in Massachusetts is $12,983 for elementary schools and $31,788 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).