Greater Boston Private Schools + Preschools

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If you are going through the difficult task of choosing a private school in Greater Boston, we’re here for you! We’ve put together a fantastic list of Greater Boston private schools and preschools that is sure to satisfy your needs.

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Delphi Academy of Boston

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There is something truly magical about seeing a child excited about going to school and learning. With Delphi Academy of Boston, your kids loving school is no longer just a hope for the future but a sure reality of the present.

The way students are taught at Delphi Academy is what makes the school unique. In each classroom you can see the fostering of self-confidence and independence. Delphi Academy strives to ensure each child reaches their full potential.

Get more information on this unique approach, and contact Delphi Academy today!

564 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186


Pine Village Preschool

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The Pine Village Preschool mission is to educate and nurture each child’s individuality within a culturally diverse, bilingual community so that every child develops a true passion for learning and an ability to engage in any environment and community.

Founded in 2001, Pine Village Preschool offers Spanish immersion preschool for ages 15 months through pre-K, providing parents of toddlers and preschoolers a modern approach to child development. In the Pine Village Preschool program, the seeds of creativity, acceptance, and inclusion are planted and encouraged to grow.

Pine Village has 10 locations throughout the greater Boston area: Brookline, Brighton, Needham, Newton Highlands, West Newton, South End, Porter Square, Kendall Square, and two in Jamaica Plain. Please visit the Pine Village website for more information.

10 locations in the Boston area!


Dedham Country Day School

Dedham Country Day School believes that balance matters—in learning and in life. We combine challenge with support, pedagogical tradition with innovation, and robust academics with outstanding arts and athletics to create a program that is balanced and whole. Children learn who they are as diverse individuals and as part of a broader community. Acceptance is a given, and children find encouragement in every connection they make. It’s a community that nurtures, nudges, and gives. That’s how DCD grows “whole” children with the intellectual and emotional capacity to contribute to their world and enjoy meaningful lives. From pre-K to Grade 8, students tackle hands-on projects, collaborate, take risks, solve problems, and, most of all, enjoy their experience. Visit the Dedham Country Day website for a schedule of classroom observations, virtual learning spotlights, and more opportunities to get to know the DCD community!

90 Sandy Valley Road
Dedham, MA 02026


Bay Farm Montessori Academy

Bay Farm Montessori Academy is an independent day school offering programs rooted in the work of Maria Montessori. By nurturing the development of the whole child’s readiness, interests, and learning style, Bay Farm fosters each child’s problem-solving skills, positive self-image, and ability to make choices in an academically challenging environment. The school has Early Childhood Education programs for Toddlers – Kindergarten and an Elementary – Middle School program attracting students from over 20 towns across the South Shore. Entering its 50th anniversary, Bay Farm is proud to provide children with a learning environment that fosters independence, curiosity, and empathy.
Schedule an in-person tour and learn more about Bay Farm at

145 Loring Street
Duxbury, MA 02332


Tenacre Country Day School

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Tenacre is a welcoming school community for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 6. Located in Wellesley, Tenacre is easily accessible from many metro Boston communities. Our mission is simple: Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day. We are dedicated to delivering our curriculum in any learning situation. Our small size and our dedication to the elementary years focuses on building a critical foundation for future successes academically, emotionally, socially, and morally in children. We want to do more than raise test scores–we want to expand horizons, spark curiosity, and build character.

78 Benvenue Street
Wellesley, MA 02482


Notre Dame Academy, Hingham


Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, educates and empowers young women in grades 7–12. Notre Dame Academy is an academically rigorous learning community that cultivates life-long learners, critical thinkers, and open-minded leaders committed to social justice.

1073 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043


The Fessenden School

The Fessenden School is an independent boys’ boarding and day school for Pre-Kindergarten through 9th grade, located in West Newton, MA. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465


JCDS Boston's Jewish Community Day School


JCDS cultivates curious, passionate learners with the capacity and confidence to change the world. You’ll find here: academic excellence and individual attention in math, science, humanities, art, music, and athletics. Through intentionally pluralistic Jewish living and study we nurture critical thinking, ethical hearts, and diverse, joyful community. JCDS graduates succeed in high school and beyond!

57 Stanley Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472


Why choose a private school?

Important Considerations

Cost: What is the tuition range your family is comfortable with? Is financial aid going to be important to your family? If so, does the school you are interested in offer aid?

Correct fit: Does the mission of this school align with your family’s values?

Admissions criteria: Are you prepared to fulfill all the requirements for the application process?

Financial Aid

Each private school in Greater Boston has its own process for determining financial aid packages. If you are interested in a private school but aren’t sure you can afford the cost, we encourage you to inquire with the school directly!

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Tax Benefits for Education

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