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K-8|Private
42 students
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School leader:  Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis
14 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

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(781) 728-5438
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Best known for
"Nature-based, mindful, STEAM academics"

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Environmental, World languages, Humanities...
  • Arts
    Computer animation, Graphics...
  • World languages
    Spanish
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68 reviews

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Recent Reviews


Overall:
Submitted by a community member · October 25, 2016
We have had a very positive experience at Birches. The teachers are all incredibly invested in the students, from the broad topics studied to the small details of classroom management. As I write this, the school is focussing on the brain: all... more

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Submitted by a parent · October 25, 2016
[I posted this review in 2015; I wanted to update it by mentioning that Birches will be K-8 as of 2017.] Birches has been pretty fabulous for our kid. He was hesitant at first, but he has really taken to the time spent in the woods. Regularly... more

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree
Submitted by a parent · October 24, 2016
This school, under different leadership and with some changes in the teaching staff, could be amazing. The leadership should spend time becoming educated on K8 education rather than spending time asking for negative reviews of the school to be... more

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Submitted by a parent · October 24, 2016
I am trying to repost a differently worded review, as my review, along with several other recent negative reviews, were deleted a few days after they were posted. When we found Birches, we thought it would be the absolutely best thing for our... more

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About this school

Birches School offers vigorous, interdisciplinary academics within a mindful, nurturing environment. Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) approach centers on nature-based thematic units designed to cultivate academic and social development and to encourage students' curiosity, creativity, self-reliance, and empathy. Students, teachers, and parents work closely together to create a school that fosters the joy of discovery.

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January 10, 2017

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Last modified: October 25, 2016
Last modified Birches School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
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