North Shore MA Private School - Preschool -12

Clark School – an Individualized, Inspiring, and Innovative, North Shore Independent Day School

The Clark School, a coeducational North Shore private school located in Rowley, MA, offers a stimulating learning environment for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Situated within 200 acres of picturesque woods and fields, this independent day school serves families in towns and cities from Boston’s North Shore, the Merrimack Valley, and beyond. The Clark School has recently expanded enrollment with the addition of their preschool program, located in its own facility just down the road.

What differentiates The Clark School from other private schools?  The Clark School has a diverse student body— accepting applicants who demonstrate high intellectual abilities, creative or leadership abilities, and those that have learning differences. As an independent day school, The Clark School encourages innovation and a collaborative approach to success including accountability from parents, teachers and students. The Clark School provides a supportive learning environment and the tools necessary for developing critical skills that will aid students in their academic journey and provide a solid foundation to achieve future life goals. The Clark School encourages kindness and empathy for others within the school community and beyond.  

The Clark School mission is to inspire students to become compassionate, resilient problem solvers. Students are encouraged to shine in areas in which they already excel, while also challenged in areas that prove to be more academically difficult for them. Small private school class sizes allow for personal attention to every child, allowing teachers to motivate each child to advance at their own pace in a subject. This approach enables students to reach their full academic and social potential. 

The Clark School goes beyond the typical curriculum, offering cutting edge classes in virtual reality, video production, digital citizenship, and 3D printing. Classes like their Innovative Future Lab, expose students to the latest maker tools as well as current technology, preparing students for success in an ever changing world. This private school also offer numerous courses in Performing Arts and Visual Arts, creating a well-rounded educational experience. 

Along with a strong private school academic program, The Clark School also offers an Athletic Program outside of the classroom, encouraging students to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. The sports clubs—Touch Rugby, Soccer, Cross Country, Indoor Rowing, Flag Football—foster a ‘challenge by choice’ mentality, with the goal of improving athletes’ confidence and motivation to succeed.

Admissions at this independent day school is rolling with Open Houses and Tours available throughout the year. For more information visit, call 978-777-4699, or email to schedule a tour, or attend an open house.

Founded in 1978, Clark School is a non-profit school that describes itself as particularly appropriate for all types of students.

Clark School

By Jeff Clark , Correspondent
Jeff Clark has served as Headmaster of Clark School for the past 12 years and is the founder of Clark High School. He was also one of the first students at Clark School during the school’s inception year in 1978. Under Jeff’s leadership, Clark School has embraced the educational opportunities presented by new technology.

Clark School Rolling Admissions – Open House Dates

Open House, rolling admissions

Mark your calendar for the Clark School Tours and Open House dates for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The Clark School, a coeducational private school located in Rowley, MA, offers rolling admissions, making any time of year the perfect time to schedule a private tour or attend an open house. Founded in 1978, The Clark School offers a stimulating learning environment for students Preschool – Grade 12 and is particularly appropriate for all types of students. Our goal is to encourage students to become lifelong learners who think deeply and embrace challenges that lie ahead.

Apply to Clark School

With Clark School’s rolling admissions, you can start on a new educational path today, in a school that better fits who you are as a learner and person. Prospective students and families may attend an open house or take a tour and apply for admission at any time throughout the year, there is no admissions deadline. At the Clark School, we strongly believe that if your current educational path is not working, it is never too late to make a change!

Visit Us!

Schedule a private tour of our beautiful Rowley, MA campus at any time by emailing our admissions department at or call us at 978-777-4699 ext. 112.

Attend an Open House!

Clark School Open Houses and Admissions Events are excellent opportunities for prospective students and their families to learn more about our school, our approach to education, and most importantly to develop an understanding if Clark School is the right learning environment and experience for them. Due to our rolling admissions policy, we offer open houses through out the year.

 2023/2024 Open House Dates:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Preschool/PreK | 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Tour-us Tuesday | 10:30 am

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 HS Open House | 5:30 pm

Saturday, November 11, 2023 All School Open House | 9:00 am

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 Tour-us Tuesday | 10:30 am

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 All School Open House | 5:30 pm

Learn more and register for an Open House or schedule a private tour!

Can’t make it to an Open House? The Clark School also offers private on-campus or virtual tour/meetings (, so you can explore our beautiful campus, busy classrooms, and hear from students and staff, all from the comfort and convenience of your own home!