Inspired for Life

Discover the Difference

Shore Country Day School is defined by an extraordinary community of parents, faculty, and staff who are united by their singular commitment to educational excellence and the power of inspiration.

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.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
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.

You need only look to our graduates to understand the value of a Shore education. For over 75 years, Shore has consistently challenged and supported children in their quest to become effective communicators, bold creators, and confident collaborators. Shore graduates point proudly to their preparedness to write, whether it is an essay, a demanding research paper, a science laboratory report, or an explanation of a mathematical theory. They extol the value of the countless times they stood before an audience and recited, sang, or spoke extemporaneously to a gathering. The hallmark of a Shore education is the confidence that comes with engagement, practice, and mastery. 

A Shore education is the direct result of a team of exceptional professional teachers. Teaching at Shore is an art rather than a job. Personal and professional growth is the standard. No school invests more in the professional development of its teachers. If a teacher has a new idea, we encourage and support the pursuit. Sharing is common practice; collaboration is part of daily life. Children sense our passion and find their own. 

Connections and respect are strong at Shore. We are guided by our Community Code which defines expectations for being the best we can possibly be. Energized by the Code’s positive aspirations, we put the spotlight on what life will be like when we model excellence in character. 

What more could you want for your children than to have them become active, passionate learners and compassionate people? 

Mission Skills

Across the curriculum and at every grade level, Shore faculty refer to a core framework that encourages many typically unmeasured aspects of student development that are proven to correlate with real-life outcomes. These character skills are so central to our mission that we are one of only a handful of Massachusetts independent schools to have implemented the Mission Skills Assessment.
"I invite you to join me on campus to witness the energy that comes from children and teachers who are passionate about their learning."
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Excellence

Empowered to develop new methods and materials for each individual child, our faculty members are passionately focused on challenging students with the very best learning experiences available.

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Inspiration

Encouraged to be bold in exploration and genuine in collaboration, our students are deeply engaged in a curriculum designed to inspire.

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Community Code

Committed to a shared vision of respect and responsibility, our Shore community is fiercely dedicated to the growth of every child.

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Facilities

The Center for Creativity houses 30,000 square feet of creative space, including a state-of-the-art 375-seat theatre. Fully equipped science labs, two gyms, a dedicated early-learning wing, and a Grade 9 lounge are campus highlights.

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Philosophy

Working in partnership with the family, Shore encourages academic, personal, creative, and physical development consistent with each child's potential.

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Diversity

Shore nurtures students who find strength in diversity, appreciate differences, and recognize the need for mutual respect among all individuals.

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