Just the Facts
Location: Beverly, Massachusetts, Boston's North Shore, 25 miles north of the city
Campus size: 32 acres of fields (3 athletic fields) pine woods, pond, stream, and marshland
School: Co-educational day school, grades 6-12
Founded: 1972 by Philip and Josée Waring
Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Humanities course; four years' math and science requirement; comprehensive music and arts instruction; French immersion, cultural exchange programs and trips abroad; individually tailored course placements; multi-age advising groups; Endterm experiential projects and service opportunities.
Average class size: 10 to 16
Graduates 2013: 26
Colleges Attended by Waring Graduates: See list »
National Merit Scholars: As of June 2012, 29 Waring Graduates have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists or Semifinalists, 59 have been named Commended Students.
Standardized Testing: Preparation for Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition offered as part of the Humanities curriculum, Advanced Placement Calculus BC course offered, Advanced Placement French Language course offered, Advanced Placement Studio Art course offered; SAT Subject Test Physics preparation course offered, SAT Subject Test Chemistry preparation course occasionally offered. Waring Students also frequently take, and do well on, the SAT Subject Test French with Listening, SAT Subject Test Math L1, SAT Subject Test Math L2, and the SAT Subject Test Literature. Almost all Waring Students take the PSATs several times while students as well as taking the SATs and the ACTs.
Interscholastic sports: soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross-country
Graduates (as of 2013): 528
Student enrollment: 164
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Affiliations: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), and North Shore Sustainability Project