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About This School

The Waring School is a private high school in Beverly. 152 students go to The Waring School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. The student to teacher ratio at The Waring School is 6:1. Beverly High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 95%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%
Multiracial 3%
Hispanic 0.7%
Asian 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had concerns about Waring over the last year which is perhaps due to the old headmaster leaving His loss is keenly felt and the dramatic shift in tone at the school possibly is preferable by some though we are quite saddened at the loss in vibrancy mutual respect and community. I think it is important for new parents not to rely on the history of the school and to have their children speak with other students before they consider attending. As with all schools it is right for some and not others.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a rare find in the world of schools! I am continually impressed by what and how my child is learning and how engaged she is. The teachers encourage students to think and learn as opposed to memorize. The standards are high and students are expected to accept responsibility for their learning. Teachers hands on activity seminar style classes group tutorials and upperclassmen mentors are employed to fully engage students. French language fluency is fostered and international travel is a part of the high school curriculum. All graduates go on to 4 year college or university; this is an impressive statistic on its own. The administration is available and approachable by parents and students alike. The new headmaster interacts with all the students in various ways and the school community is happy with him. My child loves school loves the Waring school and she is going to return for another year. All of the children in her class and most of the student body are returning as well. We feel lucky to have found such a wonderfully engaging school with a proven method of educating.

  • (1 year ago)

    Waring turns out graduates who are independent thoughtful and multi-faceted not to mention fluent in French and comfortable with international travel! The school demands a lot from students including not only rigorous classical academic work but also music and music theory participation in sports and in theatre. Waring asks children to perform outside their comfort zones. But it gives a lot back the faculty nurture children in multi-age group tutorials and support them as they try new things -- including for upperclassmen mentoring young writers and math students under the supervision of a faculty member. Waring asks a lot -- and in so doing Waring produces exceptional young adults.

  • (1 year ago)

    Beware of changes. The long term head of school has left and current parents are highly dissatisfied with the new administration. Parents are treated with open disdain; basic manners are a thing of the past. There is no attention whatever paid to the individual needs of the children and children are made to feel worthless if they require any support whatever. Teachers frequently talk about how busy and over committed they are. The board seems to be turning it's back on the obvious lack of communication skills of the new administration and has not taken a single read of parent satisfaction. Tremendous pressure to conform and achieve without valuing individuality seems to lead to a very high incidence of depression. Communication recently took a frightening turn with an e-mail to parents stating that at the sole discretion of any chaperone students at the school dance could be determined to be drunk or on drugs and sent home with further repercussions following. The memo also cited Mass laws prohibiting parents from supplying children with drugs or alcohol. $26 000 a year and I am apparently thought of as someone who is ignorant of the law and likely to give drugs to kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    Little known underappreciated school. Fully competitive with the very best private schools in Boston. College matriculation is exceptional

  • (4 years ago)

    Miles River is an excellent school. We have great teachers and students here are all very good learners.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best school around great for kids with a desire to become independent critical thinkers.

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school. I graduated several years ago and still find myself appreciative of what I got out of Waring. The teachers are exceptionally dedicated the coursework is rigorous the sense of community is strong. Highly recommended.

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