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Plumfield Academy

Private | 1-8 | 24 students

Plumfield is known for the unique approach to learning and the gentle atmosphere
 
 

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Living in Danvers

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $299,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,160.

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Posted October 28, 2013

Plumfield offers small group teaching using the Charlotte Mason approach. It is homeschooling away from home. A wonderful alternative both for homeschooling families who do not have the ability to continue full-time home education and families whose kids' needs are not being met in traditional academic environments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

My daughter loves this school! She was bummed at the end of the year when she realized she wouldn't be going all summer, and asked how long it would be until she could go back. The teachers and staff love the students and respect them as individual persons, making for a peaceful and gentle learning atmosphere. The adults model kindness and polite behavior, and take the time to help the students at each age work through the relational issues the arise. I'm so proud of the work that they do there and the way that my daughter is growing into a beautiful person because of this school's influence in her life. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Posted October 27, 2013

I've been so blessed to work with a wonderful group at Plumfield! The teachers are not only knowledgable, but care for the students and the students really respond to that care and love. The parents are committed and participate in the life of the community. The students are an amazing bunch - they recently took a canoe trip which lasted 7 hours, and while they were tired, hungry and sore, it was still a pleasant experience because they were able to express frustration without complaining and making the experience negative. All in all, Plumfield is a great place for both adults to work and students to learn.
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Posted April 28, 2010

Plumfield is a great place for kids to learn. The teachers really care about all aspects of your child's growth. Children are encouraged to problem solve and communicate with each other in small and large group settings with teachers there to guide them. There is lots of opportunity for play and exploration. The fieldtrips are superb. Children are allowed to grow and be thoughtful contributors to society while remaining grounded in Christ like virtues. This school has saved many a student's educational life!
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Posted April 28, 2010

Both of my chidren are at this school. They are totally different learners. Plumfield has been amazing for both of my children. They are free to learn at their own pace, with the support of the most dedicated and compassionate teachers that I've ever seen. This school is truly a hidden jewel!!!
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Posted April 23, 2010

Plumfield Academy, where my son has been thriving for 3 years, offers unique educational opportunities in an unusually positive environment. Students are truly free to explore their own potential and to develop excellent skills and habits. As a result , my son's self-confidence and academic motivation are soaring, along with his capacity to empathize with other people----all this in the context of a classical curriculum, steeped in our rich literary and historical heritage.
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Posted April 22, 2010

Wonderful school! They really care about physical, intellectual and spiritual development of the children.
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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Nina & John Pension
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Non-denominational

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Charlotte Mason Methodology
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Internet access
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Music
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  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
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123 Dayton Street
Danvers, MA 01923
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