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Montessori and Waldorf Schools
Inly School

Meehan Family Artsbarn at Inly School

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As befits a city with thirty-seven colleges and universities, Boston offers a wide selection of early education options.

Cambridge Montessori School, Cambridge
Grades: PK-9
Comments: Cambridge Montessori School offers the child-centered, independent, self-directed approach to learning for which Montessori schools are renowned. This school takes children right through to 9th grade which is something of a rarity for Montessori schools in the U.S.

The Eliot Montessori School, South Natick
Grades: N-8
Comments: The Eliot Montessori School was established in 1971. It is a small school offering preschool through 8th grade to approximately 120 children.

Harborlight Montessori School, Beverly
Grades: N-8
Comments: Harborlight Montessori School has been serving the north shore area of Boston since 1971. The school is medium size with about 300 students. Small classes and a traditional Montessori approach are features of HMS.

The Kingsley Montessori School, Boston
Grades: PK-6
Comments: The Kingsley Montessori School offers a traditional Montessori program. Its graduates move on to the best schools in the area.

Inly School, Scituate
Grades: N-8
Comments: Inly School serves 16 towns on Boston's south shore with toddler, pre-school, kindergarten, elementary and middle school programs.

Stoneridge Children's Montessori School, Beverly
Grades: N-8
Comments: Stoneridge Children's Montessori School offers a full Montessori program to children from nursery through 8th grade. All teachers are Montessori trained and certified.

The Waldorf School, Lexington
Grades: PK-8
Comments: The Waldorf School offers instruction according to the Steiner method. It serves elementary and middle school aged children.

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