Students, parents, families, and alumni all benefit from living near private schools. It simplifies commutes and lets everyone enjoy the lovely communities of which these schools are a part. Students come from around the word to attend renowned prep schools like Phillips Andover and Groton, and to take advantage of top sports academies like Stratton and Okemo Mountain Schools.
For alumni and family of students, homes next to these schools are a great opportunity to get involved. Just pop next door for events like games, plays, concerts, and fairs.
Top of the Class in Boston’s Suburbs
A short walk through Fenn Schools’s wooded path to school from your own rolling back yard is a pleasant start to each school day! Connection to the school community through proximity and neighborhood make for an easy lifestyle with many perks. In this case, you can explore the Concord River along an easement over Fenn grounds, catch Fenn students’ river ecology programs in action and see kayaks gliding along the river in the distance on their way to town.
One of Fenn’s feeder schools, the Nashoba Brooks School, got its start at 77 Wood Street. The updated Victorian was the site of the Brooks School starting in 1928. Eventually the school expanded to its current location, right down the road from the original schoolhouse. Now students living in the “school house” at 77 Wood St can walk or bike sidewalks to Concord Center and Concord Academy. Middlesex, Fenn, and Nashoba are all a short 5-minute drive through town. This home, once housing education, continues to be in the hub of Concord’s finest institutions.
Over the Charles River and through quiet, wooded Dedham, is the trip from the Dedham Private Estate to the Noble and Greenough School, commonly known as Nobles. Be close to campus without the added boarding costs.
If you happen to cheer for Nobles’ historic rival, Milton Academy, 144 Randolph Avenue is calling your name. The classic Colonial Revival is close enough to the school to skip the car and walk or ride a bike.
Robert Winsor founded the Meadowbrook School in 1923 to improve Weston through its education system. Today, Weston is one of Boston’s top suburbs and the Meadowbrook School is known globally. 265 Country Drive is minutes from this pioneering institution.
For the first time in more than three centuries, the Lawrence Homestead, a grand estate on Groton’s scenic Farmers Row, is offered for sale. Minutes to Groton School and Lawrence Academy, the beneficiaries of the sale, the property’s 35 acres have spectacular western mountain views.
Only 18 years separate the founding of Phillips Academy Andover and the completion of the 1796 John Abbott House. They’ve practically grown up together over the last 200 years.
When Your Vacation Spot is Home
Head through Falmouth’s charming town center on the trip from 58 Harrisburg Avenue to Falmouth Academy.
Be lakeside at home and at school. Brewster Academy, like Boulder Lodge, sits along the shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee.
If you’re looking for a place where creativity and adventure are a part of the lifestyle, look no further than Dublin, NH. In a town centered around the lake and mountain views, it’s easy to imagine you’re a world away from city life. Just down the road from the Dublin School is Stonlea, a beautiful estate on Dublin Lake.
From the Slopes to the Schoolroom
Winter sports training meets a strong college prep program at Stratton Mountain School. In the heart of New England’s ski country, it’s only natural to marry academics with alpine skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing. Camp Endo is only minutes away and offers trails to get some “homework” done.
Just north of Stratton and a short drive from Brook Farm Vineyards, Okemo Mountain School is a unique option for student-athletes who are in the area for the season. The school offers a winter-term academic and training program.
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