Shore at a Glance

Founded in 1936, Shore welcomes around 400 students in Pre-K through Grade 9 from over 40 communities across Boston's North Shore region. The school is located on a 17-acre campus in Beverly, Massachusetts, that includes six playing fields, three nature learning environments, and two playgrounds.

Shore's mission is to provide an education that inspires a love of learning and encourages children to embrace academic challenge. We seek to build character, cultivate creativity, and value diversity as we help our children become healthy, compassionate citizens of the world.

Deeply grounded in the liberal arts tradition–and enhanced by curriculum-wide emphasis on student-driven inquiry, character skills, academic rigor, and creative expression–the Shore education prepares children for exceptional success in secondary school, at college or university, and in life. Learn more about the hallmarks of a Shore education.


  • 49 full faculty members, 39 (82%) with advanced degrees; 20 full-time assistants
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Library Resource Center
  • 5 science laboratories
  • Lower and Upper School music and art studios
  • 375-seat Trustey Family Theatre
  • Innovation Lab
  • Certified nut-free kitchen
  • 10 Harkness discussion tables in Upper School English, history, and science classrooms
  • 6 playing fields
  • 3 nature learning environments, including raised-bed gardens, outdoor classroom, early-learner discovery area, and wetlands
  • 2 playgrounds
  • 2 gymnasiums featuring rock climbing wall and Project Adventure ropes course