Making learning the most natural thing in the world.
It originates, of course, with our teachers, who help students understand they are active participants in the learning process. It's not something that happens to them, it's something they engage in with others.

The Pike School is filled with fabulous teachers. The kind who teach children the most important lesson of all: To believe in themselves. Read more about our faculty.

Our Promise: We will surround your child with positive energy.
At Pike School, we believe every child has unlimited potential. That's why we provide unlimited possibilities – for thinking, creating, competing and unleashing curiosity.

Positive energy. It's in the air. Along the hallways. Throughout every classroom. And on every child's face. Because of it, our students believe they can do anything. That's the power of the positive energy that flows through the Pike School. See for yourself.

Positive energy creates endless possibilities.
And a Pike education guarantees students are prepared to take advantage of every one.

By the time they graduate, our students are master learners. They know how to manage their time, build meaningful relationships with adults, and advocate for themselves. They also know what it means to make a positive impact in the world. Read about our alumni.

Positive energy in action.
It starts with cultivating an intense excitement around learning. The Lower School curriculum is rooted in activities that develop essential skills while fostering confidence and creativity, from puppets and puzzles in Pre-K language arts class to reenacting the Ellis Island experience in second-grade social studies.

The Ellis Island simulation is a big day for our second graders, who play the roles of actual immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island. Watch video.

It's okay to be invested.
In fact, it's a cornerstone of the Pike culture. A positively infectious enthusiasm for the topic at hand is something that students and faculty share.

In fifth grade, technology takes center stage. Students put on their engineering hats to design and build "taskbots" that are able to navigate an obstacle-filled landscape. Watch video.

News

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​Pike's Head of School Muddy Waters is featured in the October 2014 issue of The Head's Letter, published by Educational Directions Incorporated. Mr. Waters wrote an article entitled, "Staying in the Classroom," which reflects on his commitment to continue to teach eighth-grade history while serving as Pike's Head of School for the last 20-plus years.
As many in our nation and community prepare for Rosh Hashanah, Pike's Director of Community Life Michael Eatman offers some insight and reflection on the Jewish celebration.
​Come cheer on members of the Pike community as they take on Northeast Passage in the 3rd annual sled hockey game on October 17th at Phillips Academy's Harrison Rink. Tickets are $4.00 and can be purchased at Pike's front desk (in advance) or at the event. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.
We are pleased to unveil PikeHub, our new communication channel celebrating all things Pike! For our returning community members, this web page serves as a new look to Pike Preview, offering a snapshot of Pike news, announcements and events in addition to the latest content on our social media channels.
Come look at the display in the Pike library of books that have been recently challenged around the country. The display is in recognition of Banned Books Week, an annual promotion of the American Library Association, which is celebrated September 21st–27th.
Smolak Farm field trip a success!
The Pike School would like to send a special thank you to the Parents Association for the generous gift it provided to support the Pike School gardens. As part of the association's 2013 gift, parents purchased a new tool bin, tools, compost, hydrations stations and garden bed. Students put all of the gifts to good use this year!
A sculpture representing the last pair of Great Auks and their egg has been donated to the Pike School. The artwork, one of two created by New England sculptor Jim Sardonis, will reside in the library.
Artwork created by Pike Lower and Middle School students is featured on Solarize Andover's website as part of its "Doodle4Andover" project. Students were asked to create art based on the theme "My Friend, the Sun." Roughly 60 Pike students submitted artwork!
Lower and Middle School students and families participated in fun learning activities as part of Pike's first "Math Night" on April 10th.
MSPCA The MSSC begins our Tuesday afternoon service learning project at Nevins Farm on Oct. 7th--it will continue until Nov. 18th. Parents who volunteer to chaperone will drive children from Pike at 3:10 and return them to school at 5:15. Our hope is to be able to have children make two visits. Use the link below to sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 1st. At the end of the week we'll get back to you with a final schedule and a permission form to complete. https://www.pikeschool.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=51 Please note--we need chaperones to make this work, so please sign up too. We ask that parent volunteers make other arrangments for siblings since space is limited to 12 Middle Schoolers each week. Thank you. Carwash Update A hefty turnout of "dirty" cars and energetic volunteers made our car wash a great success. This community builder raised $886. Thanks to everyone for their contributions, including time and elbow grease. It was a terrific morning!
The Pike School would like to send a special thank you to the Parents Association for the generous gift it provided to support the Pike School gardens. As part of the association's 2013 gift, parents purchased a new tool bin, tools, compost, hydrations stations and garden bed. Students put all of the gifts to good use this year!
Artwork created by Pike Lower and Middle School students is featured on Solarize Andover's website as part of its "Doodle4Andover" project. Students were asked to create art based on the theme "My Friend, the Sun." Roughly 60 Pike students submitted artwork!
Lower and Middle School students and families participated in fun learning activities as part of Pike's first "Math Night" on April 10th.
April is math awareness month and we are ready to celebrate! On April 10th from 5:15-6:30 p.m., we invite Lower and Middle School students and their parents to participate in fun learning activities! Twist your brain with brain teasers and ciphers, form human clocks, construct towers with spaghetti, sugar cubes or Legos, solve tangram puzzlers, get active in the gym, and much, much more! Each area is designed to engage children in grades PK - 5.
​Dear Parents of 6th Graders, Please join Colleen Welsh, Upper School Division Head and Trisha Gordon, 6th Grade Team Leader on October 7th at 7PM in the Community Room for the 6th Grade Transition Night meeting for parents. Come hear about the 6th grade advisor program and the supports that are in place to help your child transition to the Upper School. You will get a snap shot of what they have been working on so far and a sneak preview of what is to come. Hope to see you there! - Colleen Welsh and Trisha Gordon
​Last week, Pike ninth graders ventured to Portland, Maine, for a five-day expedition featuring teamwork, exploration and kayaking as part of its first group trip. Led by Upper School Latin Teacher Paul Heinze and Physical Education Teacher Lori Goldenberg, students had the opportunity to enjoy an adventure, take on leadership roles and bond as a unit to begin their final year at Pike.
​More than 70 local, regional and boarding schools will be on Pike's campus tonight for the annual Independent Secondary School Fair. Swing by from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Pike eighth-grade student Michael Ren garnered honorable mention accolades from this year's USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO), an exam used to determine the "top math students in America in grades 10 and under." He was one of just 23 students across the country recognized individually.
The Pike School Speech Team competed at the Milton Academy Middle School "Foley Fiesta", the final regular-season contest of the year for the team. With over 300 students from fourteen schools, Pike's team garnered some positive results.

Calendars

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    • FriOct03 All School Dress Down Day
    • FriOct03 Eid-al-Adha
    • FriOct03 Yom Kippur Begins
    • SatOct04 Yom Kippur
    • ThuOct09 Sukkot
    • FriOct10 No School--Professional Development Day
    • MonOct13 No School Columbus Day
    • TueOct14 Sibling Admission Application Deadline

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