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The Pike School
Andover, Massachusetts
An independent, coed, day school
for grades pre-kindergarten through nine


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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.
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!
The Alumni Council is pleased to announce that a visual timeline of the school's history is coming to fruition. Click here to read more and to send in your memories and photos!
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.
Ten members of Pike's 7th grade class earned recognition for their artwork as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious regional and national competition for young artists and writers in grades 7-12. Gold key award-winners Anna Lang and Margaret Lee will now move on as part of the national competition. In total, 19 Pike students submitted 25 pieces of work to the regional competition.
Starting tonight, Pike students Jack Curtin, Elizabeth Packard, Kate Packard, Tate Blazonis and Danielle Page will star in Acting Out Theater Company's performance of Peter Pan. Jack will play John Darling, Elizabeth will play Michael Darling (Sat., 7 p.m./Sun., 3 p.m.) and Kate, Tate and Danielle will be Lost Boys.
For the sixth straight summer, Pike School will host Kaleidoscope, a popular three-week summer enrichment program that runs from July 7th-25th, followed by KITE (Kaleidoscope Institute for Thinking Excellence), a one-week full-day advanced program for high-ability learners (Grades K-8) from July 28th through August 1st.
We are excited to launch an all-new, public blog for the greater Pike School community to follow: Pike Perspectives!
During the Lower School assembly on January 16th, Head of Lower School Jenn Elkin and second grader Cole E. read aloud David A. Alder's "A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.," to students and teachers in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. See a video of the presentation here!
Daniel Arrigg Koh, a 1999 Pike School graduate, takes over today as Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's new chief of staff. Congratulations Daniel on your appointment and good luck from all of us at Pike!
We're recently launched our all-new Pike School YouTube page! Throughout the rest of the school year, we'll be posting new videos to this page that highlight all the exciting happenings at Pike.
We wish the greater Pike School community a happy holiday season! Hear our Head of School John "Muddy" Waters reflect on all of the excitement 2013 brought to campus as well as things to look forward to for next year. See you in 2014!
Our Pre-K students put on a play for family and friends on December 19th in the Community Room. What a wonderful production by all! See it all here!
The Pike School  34 Sunset Rock Road  Andover, Massachusetts  01810  978-475-1197
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