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Nurturing the whole child

“To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.” ― Maria Montessori

Music, movement, time in nature, trips off campus—these are among the ways that a North Shore Montessori education nurtures the whole child. We are fortunate to have an array of part-time educators that bring their expertise and passion to enrich our curriculum. 

Living on the North Shore of Massachusetts, we are blessed with an array of natural ecosystems to explore, as well as historical, literary and cultural resources within a short drive—or walk!



Through a partnership with the Zach Field Drums & Music, we are pleased to offer Drumming with Kevin, exclusively for North Shore Montessori School. In addition to Kevin’s demonstration and performance, Kevin also instructs the children in the principles of rhythm, notes, sound, beats and other percussion instruments.

In 2021, we welcomed Steve Kercher to our enrichment team. Steve is a musician, educator and promotor who works with each class one day per week on music theory and voice. Steve is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

School Concerts
Typically in December or January we have the Winter Music Performance & Sing Along and at the end of the school year our Moving Up Ceremony on the last day of school.
Following the concert is our Annual BBQ Event!



At North Shore Montessori, we make lots of time for free play! We are also fortunate to have Eric McCaslin, co-owner of KinFitness, offering fun and challenging outdoor "gym" class for all ages.


We are proud to partner with the Gulf of Maine Institute, the Massachusetts Audubon's Joppa Flats Audubon Center and independent science educators and naturalists such as Mark Irving and Ellen Link (pictured with Upper Elementary students). Through field trips, integrative projects such as gardening and habitat restoration, and caring for threatened Blanding's turtles right in the classroom, we help students learn about, connect with, and become stewards of the natural world.

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At North Shore Montessori School, we enjoy traditional all school field trips to an apple orchard for apple picking in the early part of the year and maple sugaring in March.

The Elementary students take bi-weekly walking field to the Rowley Public Library. There are many more field trips to go along with their studies, such as Strawberry Banke Museum, Nature's Classroom and more. All fees are covered through our base tuition.



Current and incoming students of the North Shore Montessori Children's House are invited to join us for summer fun!

The program four our youngest friends runs from mid-June through July, and each week has a different theme. We have plenty of free play and outdoor fun, and also a chance for new students to get oriented to the Montessori classroom.

Children should come prepared with a nut-free snack and lunch, change of clothes, bathing suit, hat, towel, sunscreen. etc.

Tuition for a week is $500 for full-day or $300 for half-day and can be paid the Monday of enrollment.

Complete medical records, medical permissions slips and signed acknowledgement of our school handbook must be on file before enrollment. Download the form below to get started!

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