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.
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.
Congratulations to seventh-grade student Margaret Lee, who earned a gold medal for her artwork as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national competition. Margaret was one of just two seventh graders from Massachusetts who earned a gold medal and one of only four Mass. students in total recognized by the prestigious competition. Her work will now be sent to New York City to be exhibited as part of the national exhibit with an awards reception held this upcoming June.
Pike students traveled to Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass., to compete in the MathCounts State Tournament during spring vacation. Pike finished 10th overall in the competition with Michael Ren placing fifth individually.
Piercarlo Valdesolo '95 has two takeaways from Pike – a life lesson and a best friend. He is in his third year as Assistant Professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College in California where he teaches courses on social and moral psychology and runs the Moral Emotions and Trust Lab ("affectionately known as the MEATLab")
This annual tradition coincides with the national read aloud day on Dr. Seuss' birthday. On March 3rd, Pike Lower School students celebrated the author's birthday with a special assembly and by reading his classic books during the day! See more photos!
"In all seriousness, one of the biggest takeaways from my time at Pike was gaining confidence to try things and when I failed, the strength to get back up and try again. It also provided me with a unparalleled support group of peers whom I'm lucky enough to still call to this day my friends..."
Pike Lower and Middle School students were treated to a special assembly on the morning of February 19th as members of the Bright Pearl Dance Troupe in Andover came to campus to perform. The dance troupe, which includes Pike students Michelle Chen (Gr.1), Kristina Chao (Gr. 3) and Anna Yang (Gr. 4), performed a series of short dance routines for students in the theater.