Elementary SchoolPicture

Finding an middle school can be challenging and requires a good amount of research and legwork. There are many great schools in the Boston area, but matching them to your child's unique circumstances can take time and effort. Here are some common-sense pointers for finding the right school for you:
Quality of Teachers
Look for middle schools with well-trained and experienced teachers. Observing how teachers interact with children can give you insight into their teaching style and approach.

Safe and Stimulating Environment
Make sure that the school provides a safe, clean, and stimulating environment conducive to learning and exploration. Check for age-appropriate toys, books, and materials that encourage creativity and curiosity.

Curriculum and Approach
Consider the school's curriculum and teaching approach. Look for a program that emphasizes play-based learning, social-emotional development, and hands-on activities that support cognitive growth.

Physical Facilities and Outdoor Space
Check the  school's physical facilities and outdoor play areas. Adequate indoor space for activities and outdoor play areas with age-appropriate equipment are essential for children's physical development and gross motor skills.

Class Size and Teacher-Student Rati
Opt for schools with small class sizes and low teacher-student ratios, as this allows for more individualized attention and support for each child.

Featured - Top Middle Schools

  • Boston Trinity Academy

    Boston Trinity Academy is a nondenominational Christian college preparatory day school located in the Hyde…

  • Columbkille Partnership School

    Saint Columbkille Partnership School is a pre-K through eighth grade Catholic school located in the…

  • Milton Academy

    Milton Academy is a prestigious private school located in Milton, MA, and serves students between…

  • Ursuline Academy

    Ursuline Academy is an independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12. The school…

  • Nativity Preparatory School

    Nativity Preparatory School is a small accredited middle school located in Jamaica Plain,MA. It is…

  • Xaverian Brothers High School

    Xaverian Brothers High School is a Catholic college prep school for boys between 7th and…


Private Middle Schools in the Boston Area

Plumfield AcademyChristian1-9Danvers
Nativity Preparatory SchoolCatholic4-8Jamaica Plain
St Pauls Choir SchoolCatholic4-8Cambridge
The Fenn SchoolIndependent4-9Concord
Hillside SchoolIndependent4-9Marlborough
Epiphany SchoolIndependent5-8Dorchester Center
Esperanza AcademyIndependent5-8Lawrence
The Accord SchoolAlternative-6-12Norwell
Austin Preparatory SchoolCatholic6-12Reading
Montrose SchoolCatholic6-12Medfield
St Marys High SchoolCatholic6-12Lynn
Boston Trinity AcademyChristian6-12Boston
Lexington Christian AcademyChristian6-12Lexington
The Tremont SchoolIndependent-6-12Lexington
Beaver Country Day SchoolIndependent6-12Chestnut Hill
Meridian AcademyIndependent6-12Jamaica Plain
The Rivers SchoolIndependent6-12Weston
Thayer AcademyIndependent6-12Braintree
The Woodward SchoolIndependent6-12Quincy
Waring SchoolIndependent6-12Beverly
St Johns Preparatory SchoolIndpendent6-12Danvers
Al-noor AcademyIslamic6-12Mansfield
Belmont Hill SchoolIndependent7-12Belmont
Jackson Walnut ParkCatholicK-6Newton
Birches SchoolIndependentK-7Lincoln
The Phoenix SchoolIndependentK-8Salem
The Rashi SchoolJewishK-8Dedham
Veritas Christian AcademyChristianK-8Wayland
Abundant Life Christian SchoolChristianK-8Wilmington
Samuel Fuller SchoolChristianK-8Middleboro
Jewish Community Day SchoolJewishK-8Watertown
Acera SchoolIndependentK-8Winchester
Torah AcademyJewishpreK-11Brookline
Islamic Academy Of New EnglandIslamic-preK-12Sharon
St Michael Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8North Andover
Sacred Hearts SchoolCatholicpreK-8Bradford
Lawrence Catholic AcademyCatholicpreK-8Lawrence
St Bernadette Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Northborough
St Augustine Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Andover
St Columbkille Partnership SchoolCatholicpreK-8Brighton
St John Paul Ii Catholic Academy- Neponset CampusCatholicpreK-8Dorchester
St Catherine Of Siena SchoolCatholicpreK-8Norwood
St John The Baptist SchoolCatholicpreK-8Peabody
Blessed Sacrament SchoolCatholicpreK-8East Walpole
St Raphael SchoolCatholicpreK-8Medford
Cheverus Catholic SchoolCatholicpreK-8Malden
Quincy Catholic AcademyCatholicpreK-8Quincy
Trinity Catholic AcademyCatholicpreK-8Brockton
Our Lady Of Assumption SchoolCatholicpreK-8Lynnfield
Ste Jeanne D'arc Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Lowell
St John Paul Ii Catholic AcademyCatholicpreK-8Dorchester Center
St John Paul Ii Catholic Academy Columbia CampCatholicpreK-8Dorchester
St Agatha SchoolCatholicpreK-8Milton
Immaculate Conception SchoolCatholicpreK-8Lowell
St Anthony SchoolCatholicpreK-8Everett
St Patrick Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Stoneham
St Pius V SchoolCatholicpreK-8Lynn
St Mary Of The Hills SchoolCatholicpreK-8Milton
St John SchoolCatholicpreK-8Boston
St Catherine Of Genoa SchoolCatholicpreK-8Somerville
St Francis Xavier SchoolCatholicpreK-8South Weymouth
St Mary's SchoolCatholicpreK-8Melrose
St Agnes SchoolCatholicpreK-8Arlington
Immaculate Conception SchoolCatholicpreK-8Newburyport
St Monica SchoolCatholicpreK-8Methuen
St Joseph Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Holbrook
The Saints AcademyCatholicpreK-8Beverly
Sacred Heart Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Weymouth
St Charles SchoolCatholicpreK-8Woburn
St John The Evangelist SchoolCatholicpreK-8Canton
St Mary Of The Assumption Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Brookline
St Peter SchoolCatholicpreK-8Cambridge
Immaculate ConceptionCatholicpreK-8Revere
St Bridget SchoolCatholicpreK-8Abington
St Joseph SchoolCatholicpreK-8Wakefield
East Boston Central Catholic SchoolCatholicpreK-8East Boston
St Mary's Catholic SchoolCatholicpreK-8Mansfield
St Paul Elementary SchoolCatholicpreK-8Hingham
St Patrick School & Education CenterCatholicpreK-8Lowell
Greater Boston AcademyChristianpreK-8Stoneham
Community Christian AcademyChristianpreK-8Lowell
First Baptist Christian SchoolChristianpreK-8Weymouth
North Shore ChristianChristianpreK-8Lynn
Berea Sda AcademyChristian-preK-8Mattapan
Brockton Area Sda AcademyChristian--preK-8Brockton
The Imago School Association IChristianpreK-8Maynard
Mullein Hill Christian AcademyChristian-preK-8Lakeville
Hope Christian SchoolChristianpreK-8Hanson
St Herman Of Alaska Christian SchoolChristianpreK-8Allston
The Park SchoolIndependentpreK-8Brookline
Shady Hill SchoolIndependentpreK-8Cambridge
Brookwood SchoolIndependentpreK-8Manchester
Dedham Country Day SchoolIndependentpreK-8Dedham
Meadowbrook School Of WestonIndependentpreK-8Weston
Nashoba Brooks SchoolIndependentpreK-8Concord
Belmont Day SchoolIndependentpreK-8Belmont
Tower SchoolIndependentpreK-8Marblehead
Waldorf School Of LexingtonIndependentpreK-8Lexington
Lesley Ellis SchoolIndependentpreK-8Arlington
Charles River SchoolIndependentpreK-8Dover
Atrium SchoolIndependentpreK-8Watertown
Delphi AcademyIndependentpreK-8Milton
Odyssey Day SchoolIndependentpreK-8Wakefield
The Islamic Academy For PeaceIslamic-preK-8Methuen
Malik AcademyIslamic--preK-8Roxbury Crossing
Malik Academy/ Al Bustan PreschoolIslamic--preK-8Cambridge
New England Hebrew AcademyJewishpreK-8Brookline
Metro West Jewish Day SchoolJewishpreK-8Framingham
Riverbend SchoolMontessori-preK-8Natick
Woodside Montessori AcademyMontessori-preK-8Millis
Andover School Of MontessoriMontessori-preK-8Andover
Bay Farm Montessori AcademyMontessori-preK-8Duxbury
Inly SchoolMontessori-preK-8Scituate
Lexington Montessori SchoolMontessori-preK-8Lexington
Thacher Montessori SchoolMontessori-preK-8Milton
Cambridge Friends SchoolQuakerpreK-8Cambridge
The Sage SchoolIndependentpreK-8Foxboro
Waldorf School At Moraine FarmIndependentpreK-8Beverly
Oak Meadow SchoolHomeschool--preK-8Littleton
The Fessenden SchoolIndependentpreK-9West Newton
Fay SchoolIndependentpreK-9Southborough
The Pike SchoolIndependentpreK-9Andover
Shore Country Day SchoolIndependentpreK-9Beverly
Dana Hall SchoolIndependent5-12Wellesley
Fay SchoolIndependentK-9Southborough
Milton AcademyIndependentK-12Milton
Sacred Hearts STEM SchoolCatholicpreK-8Roslindale

  • Sports at Private Schools

    Private schools in the Boston area vary widely in terms of their sports offerings and philosophies. Some may focus heavily on sports as a central part of their educational mission,…

  • MCAS Scores for Boston Area Towns

    MCAS stands for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System. It is a standardized testing program used in the state of Massachusetts to assess the proficiency of students in various subjects, including English…

  • SAT Scores for Boston Area Schools

    The SAT, or Scholastic Assessment Test, is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.  The SAT is designed to assess a student's readiness for college…

  • Spending per Student for Boston Area Towns

    The amount of spending per student in towns can vary significantly based on various factors such as the town's tax base, cost of living, property values, state funding, and local…

  • Follow The Child - Maria Montessori

    It is impossible to talk about Montessori schools without mentioning their founder, Maria Montessori, an Italian physician.  After observing the behavior of small children in her school in 1907, she…

  • Top 10 Things to Look for in a School

    Finding a new school can be challenging and requires a good amount of research and legwork. There are many great schools in the Boston area, but matching them to your…

  • How to Choose a School - Checklist

    Selecting a school is a wonderful opportunity to match your child's personality and abilities with just the right environment. Figuring out the elements that go into this decision can be…