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A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
$34,186
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
1330
42 responses
Average ACT
30
14 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
    165
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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
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      C+
    Median Household Income
    $77,893
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,141
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $392,900
    National
    $184,700

    Waring School Reviews

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    The school is small, which has pros and cons. For example, there is not much flexibility when it comes to after-school activities (soccer, basketball & lacrosse, in their various seasons, a running team, or theater are the basics.) The flip side of that is class sizes are small, which allows for a lot of flexibility in application of the curriculum - experiential learning thrives in spaces where teachers and students have the freedom to experiment. And they do. A core philosophy at Waring is that depending on the context, teachers can be students and students can be teachers. The intellectual trust that can be built around that concept allows for students to truly grow, and not simply accumulate information. That fact, paired with an awareness for college preparedness (a quality of the school that has definitely improved over time) not only gets students into excellent schools, it sets them up to excel there.
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    My son received the most amazing education at Waring. It is hard to describe in a nutshell....let me just say he emerged as a thoughtful, kind person with beautiful writing skills, insightful and analytical thinking capabilities, and the ability to converse intelligently with adults on a range of topics. This has directly translated into success in his career, following four years at a prestigious liberal arts college. He had a wide range of experiences that he never would have had elsewhere. It is not the school for everyone, but for him, it was perfect
    I loved going to Waring. The academics are unparalleled. Not only do you study a myriad of subjects, you learn the philosophy behind them. Teachers genuinely care about their students. Waring has made considerable effort to increase diversity in the past five years, they have their hearts in the right place but they dont seem to put any funding behind their efforts - at least not in terms of scholarship money. The social scene in my early years a student was trying, but ultimately taught me skills that will aid me in my chosen career path. This is influenced by a clear decision to favor traditional sports over other hobbies. Thanks to Waring, I'm well prepared for college, often having covered many topics in my early high school years at Waring. I am well prepared for collaborative projects, and I'm very well travelled thanks to all the opportunities Waring provides. If you're curious about Waring, go visit; attend student plays, art shows, or sports games. It's an incredible school.