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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Waring School is implementing a distance learning curriculum for classes while we are away from campus. We are offering one-on-one virtual tours, and are currently planning for the fall admissions season. Please email admissions@waringschool.org for more information. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid
$17,000
From Waring School

Waring School was founded as a community approach to schooling in 1972 by Philip and Josée Waring. The campus is situated on 32 acres in beautiful Beverly, Massachusetts. Students are held to high academic standards with the belief that rigorous study, self-motivation, and high expectations culminate in strong, rounded students with a sense of responsibility towards the past, present, and future of their community and the world. We strive to maintain a culture that honors and supports the human desire to learn. Stewardship of our school and the environment, service to the greater community, exposure to the arts and languages, and strong cultural connections are the backbone of our academic life.

Waring School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
47 responses
Average ACT
31
15 responses

State Champion (x2) First Lego League

Waring School's First Lego League Team, populated by middle school students, has won the state championship two years in a row. Students in the program are praised for their citizenship, support, and investment in the program. Find out more about Waring School's offerings in the field of Science, Engineering, and Technology by coming to visit our campus and Makerspace.

Culture & Safety

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    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    156
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    3:1
    National
    17:1
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    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
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    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $79,483
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,212
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $411,700
    National
    $184,700

    Waring School Reviews

    23 reviews
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    My daughter is starting her fifth and final year at Waring. Wow, this place is unbelievable. I have had two other kids in two different "elite private high schools" in the area and Waring is overall the best. The head of school, Tim Bakland, is a whole-hearted person, who genuinely cares about the kids. The leadership there has managed to create and maintain a culture of healthy, intellectual and character growth for the kids, really challenging them while keeping it positive and fun. She has loved going to school there and has developed into a well-adjusted, intellectually curious, upbeat young lady who feels comfortable around adults and trusts that they have her best interest at heart. If you don't believe me, go to the campus some time and observe the students during the school day. This is happy group of kids who are also high achievers getting into top schools. Who knew school could be like this?
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    Waring has been incredibly impactful in helping our children nurture a deep love of learning as well as achieving academic excellence, interact on a global stage for STEM activities, and extend their exploration of music. The teachers are the best we've ever interacted with and you need only speak to any of the high school students to know that they are learning how to succeed in college and life. This is an excellent school.
    I feel that the Waring School molded me into the kind, caring, compassionate and open minded person I feel that I am today. The school pushed me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me to find my own voice within the school community. By being pushed out of my own bubble I became an artist, an athlete, a musician, a mentor and a role model for younger students. The community that Waring has to offer truly is that of a large family that is always there for one another.