Our Program

Early Learning | Pre-K & Kindergarten

EmbracingJoy & Curiosity

At Shore, we embrace and nurture the joy and curiosity that our youngest learners naturally bring with them to school. In our Reggio Emilia-inspired learning spaces and outdoor classrooms, children find a safe place to explore the world and their own interests, and social-emotional growth takes center stage. At the same time, Shore’s early learning program gives children an academic head start, introducing children to the full range of the curriculum they will encounter in the elementary grades.


Our newest early learning program offers children aged three and four the opportunity to get a just-right head start in learning and exploring with others—a model that will continue throughout their Shore careers. In both Pre-K 1 and Pre-K 2, an individually tailored curriculum balances outdoor discovery and play alongside social/emotional skill development and experiences in a full complement of special subject areas, including music, physical education, Spanish, library, and our unique S.A.I.L. program (Science and Art Integrated Learning). 
Our littlest students have access to all of Shore's incredible facilities, including the Innovation Lab, the Trustey Family Theatre, the Shore garden, as well as the expansive fields for outdoor physical education. Pre-K students also benefit greatly from their one-on-one interaction with their fifth grade Big Buddies, who converse, read, and play games with them. 
While the average age of a Pre-K 1 student at the start of the school year is three-and-a-half, children who turn three by September 1 are welcome to apply for admission to Pre-K 1. Pre-K 2 is available to students who turn four by September 1.


Kindergarten children are eager and ready to learn. Small ability groups accelerate early confidence in reading while energy and curiosity propel big-thinking ideas. Our bright and cheerful Kindergarten wing is equipped for both group and individual activities.

The Kindergarten team focuses on an advanced curriculum that includes humanities with an appreciation for global learning, structured language arts and mathematics, as well as health class and library time. Music is taught with games, movement, and instruments that often integrate with the full curriculum. Physical education helps to develop the small child's spatial awareness and motor skills, while multiple daily recesses promote health, social growth, and class time focus.

Shore Country Day School

545 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 927-1700
Shore Country Day School’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.
The School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law, and extends to them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its admissions, scholarships, and loans, and its educational, athletic, and other programs.