The Pike School’s outstanding faculty provides students with a rigorous, challenging, and comprehensive education in small classes supported by exceptional resources. Our students acquire the skills to pursue knowledge independently, a sense of responsibility to the larger community, delight in physical activity, and the desire and confidence to take intellectual and artistic risks. These qualities have perennially given our graduates the ability to distinguish themselves at the competitive secondary schools they attend.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Pike Lower and Middle School students have been working this spring to help plant the Pike School gardens. In order to maintain the students' hard work over the summer we are looking for families who would like to volunteer to adopt the garden for a week to water and harvest vegetables and herbs.
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.
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.
Join us for a community celebration at Indian Ridge Country Club on Monday, May 12th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. This fundraising-free, adults-only reception is an opportunity to socialize, meet new people and celebrate the best of Pike.
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.
Pike students Alice and Michael Ren were part of the championship-winning Greater Boston Math and Science team that took home first place at the 2014 Middle School National Science Bowl Championships, April 24th-28th in Washington, D.C.
The Pike School has been chosen to participate in the 2014 "Corning Partners in Community" Program, sponsored by Corning Life Sciences. As part of the program, Pike will receive all-new laboratory products for its Upper School science department for the start of the 2014-2015 school 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!
We are pleased to welcome the following faculty and staff to Pike for the start of the 2014-2015 school year: Emeric Viani, Michael Eatman, Maria del Carmen Burbano, Charlene Voorhees and Deb Hartigan.
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.
Pike's Teacher Training Program and former intern Katie Weinstein are currently featured on Lesley University's website. The program, a collaboration between Pike and Lesley that dates back to 1992, offers M.Ed. students the opportunity to intern at Pike as part of their degree requirements in elementary education.