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Bay Farm Montessori Academy

Bay Farm Montessori Academy

Grades: Toddler - 8
Type: Day
Gender: Coed


Bay Farm offers strong academic programs rooted in Montessori philosophy that inspire children to grow with joy, purpose, and compassion. At Bay Farm, children learn in an environment that fosters independence, curiosity, and empathy with highly trained teachers who know how to support each student’s individual learning path. Students are equipped with the confidence to challenge themselves and the excitement to try new things.

Attracting students ages 12 months to grade 8 from all over the South Shore, Bay Farm fully integrates its challenging academic curriculum with agriculture, drama, music, and the fine arts. With limited availability at various levels, Bay Farm has rolling admissions throughout the school year.

Keywords: Montessori, Individualized Education, Hands-On Learning, Small Class Size, Confidence, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, Joy, Purpose, Compassion, Duxbury, South Shore

Teaching Philosophy

The work of Bay Farm Montessori Academy is grounded in the firm belief that:

  • Every child has the unique potential to learn, communicate, engage, and interact. A child-centered approach, based on an understanding of the child’s developmental readiness, must be the starting point for all educational experiences.
  • Children learn best when they engage actively in the learning process. A carefully prepared, mixed-age classroom setting allows children to be both learners and leaders, absorbing lessons from teachers and classmates and serving in turn as role models and mentors to their peers.
  • Children learn easily in a warm and caring environment where they feel welcome and safe. By spending three consecutive years in each classroom, children develop strong, respectful, long-term relationships with their teachers and fellow students.
  • The integration of diverse disciplines with opportunities for creative and artistic expression enriches the learning experience.
  • Childhood education must develop the whole child across a broad range of academic, physical, creative, social and emotional dimensions. All children have an innate capacity to wonder about, delight in, and ultimately develop a constructive understanding of the world around them.
  • The Montessori educational model provides a proven and effective foundation for learning.

Mission Statement

We work together to cultivate a vibrant Montessori learning community where children are inspired to grow with joy, purpose, and compassion.

Through the wonder of direct exploration, the satisfaction of engaged learning, and the integration of visual and performing arts, Bay Farm Montessori Academy students develop the skills and sense of responsibility to be confident learners, eager to understand themselves and their world.