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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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Boston Trinity Academy


Boston Trinity Academy is a Christian, coed, college preparatory middle and high school, educating a diverse student body from across the greater Boston area in grades 6-12. We are committed to providing an exceptional academic experience that inspires each student to excel in a Christ-centered community where they are known and loved. Our graduates demonstrate the intellect, leadership, and moral character they learn here as they succeed at numerous top colleges and universities and in life beyond, and lead lives of faith, integrity, and service.

17 Hale Street
Boston, MA 02136


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.

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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.
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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


British International School of Boston


Your child can create their future. Let that journey begin at BISB, where your child will achieve more than you ever thought possible. At BISB, students from 18 months through 18 years of age are provided with opportunities and experiences they simply cannot get anywhere else. As a member of Nord Anglia Education (NAE), a global family of premium schools, BISB provides our students with enriched curricula through collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, UNICEF, and IMG Academy. Through NAE’s Global Campus activities, your child can connect with other Nord Anglia Education students around the world, amplifying their learning beyond the classroom. BISB Middle and High School students can participate in international performing arts festivals and sports competitions, as well as service-learning projects and expeditions in Tanzania and Switzerland. Through personalized learning, support, and challenge, our extraordinary teachers nurture the individual strengths of each student. Our international curricula, culminating with the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), will enable your child to stand out to the world’s top universities and create their future!

416 Pond Street
Boston, MA 02130


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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