Quick Facts

Some quick facts we would like you to know about The Pike School:

  The Pike School is an independent, coeducational day school in Andover, Massachusetts.

  Our motto is Non sibi solum--Not for oneself alone.

  Founded in 1926, Pike has more than 2,000 alumni. See a brief history of The Pike School.

  Enrollment includes more than 438 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Nine.

  Students come from 42 communities in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

  Average class sizes:

          Lower School:   12
          Middle School:   14
          Upper School:   15

  African-American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Multi-racial children currently represent 38% of our enrollment.

  We have an After-school Program available until 6:00 p.m. An early-morning drop-off is also available at 7:30 a.m.

  We are accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

  Financial assistance is available at all grade levels.

  For the safety of our students, all parents and visitors are required to sign in at the reception desk in the main lobby.

  The Pike School driveway is one-way AT ALL TIMES. Please enter at Sunset Rock Road.   Please depart to Hidden Road.

Office Hours 

School Year: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
July and August: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

School Hours

Early Drop-in Begins: 7:30 a.m.
Classrooms Open: 8:00 a.m.

Monday through Friday 8:15–11:45 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m–3:05 p.m.    
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.    

Grades 1 – 2    
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:05 p.m.    
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Grades 3 – 9    
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:15 a.m.–3:20 p.m.
Wednesday 8:15 a.m.–2:10 p.m

Upper School Sports Practice 

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 3:30–4:30 p.m.    
Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
No Practice Thursday

See, also, The Pike School Handbook for additional specifics.

Mission Statement    

The Pike School seeks to develop within its community a lifelong love of learning, respect for others, the joy of physical activity, and a creative spirit.

A Pike education is a journey that prepares students to be independent learners and responsible citizens.


We believe the potential within each of us deserves to be recognized and nurtured.

We believe children develop best when there is an active and willing partnership between school and family.

We believe that adults are important role models, guides, and mentors for children.

We believe the connections among teachers and students are most effective in small group settings.

We believe our curriculum teaches skills and strategies that foster the acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.

We believe that an enriching, challenging, and supportive environment is necessary for personal development.

We believe that by recognizing, respecting, sharing, and appreciating our similarities and differences, we grow and flourish.

We believe that for children to become responsible global citizens, we must
teach sound environmental stewardship of our earth and its resources.


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