Beaver Country Day School

791 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Shortly after World War I, a group of liberal-minded parents, desirous of bringing to the city more progressive educational methods than were then available, asked Eugene Randolph Smith, who had successfully developed the Park School of Baltimore, MD, to organize a similar school in Boston. He was extraordinarily successful in his 22 years as headmaster, adding constantly to the activities and the plant of the school, which became nationally noted as a leader in progressive education. Beaver's rigorous academic program is unusually rich in the sciences, the humanities, and the performing and visual arts. Upper school students select from a variety of honors and advanced courses, and independent study is also available. All boys and girls purchase a laptop computer for school use. All students take part in the school's afternoon program of activities, community service and athletics. Pupils in grades 9-12 accumulate 40 hours of required community service, 20 of which must be performed at one location.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address791 Hammond St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Year Established1920
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorPeter R. Hutton
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment451
Day Students451
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