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South Shore Back to School Guide

By Sponsored Advertising Content August 13, 2020

Back to School is around the corner but it looks a lot different this year! Looking for support as we think about what going back to school? I've rounded up all of the local private schools, tutoring, and other support options in Hanover, Norwell, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Hull, Marshfield, Duxbury, Pembroke, Whitman, Hanson, Rockland, and Abington. Know of something we are missing? Please email lauriec@macaronikid.com and let me know so we can share the information with other local families. 



Private Schools


The Accord School

74 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061

The Accord School is one of the South Shore's hidden gems! Purposely small and academically engaging, The Accord School is a terrific fit for middle school students who value adventure, connection, and kindness.  Because of our tiny size, we are planning to fully reopen in September, with plenty of outdoor learning built into our week.  We have limited space for 6th and 7th graders. Contact us to learn more!


Bay Farm Montessori Academy

145 Loring Street, Duxbury, MA 02332

Bay Farm Montessori Academy is a private Montessori school located in Duxbury serving children from toddlers through grade 8. Bay Farm offers strong academic programs rooted in Montessori philosophy that inspire children to grow with joy, purpose, and compassion. Students enjoy a robust academic program that includes an emphasis on outdoor learning, STEM agriculture, world language, art, music, and drama. The Montessori method stands out as a program of learning that prepares children for real experiences. The focus is not on how to memorize or recite, but instead on how to think through, understand, and ultimately invent new questions for tasks yet to be determined. Bay Farm's well-rounded curriculum and hands-on learning develops the skills and experience that enable its students to emerge as self-confident learners and leaders. Opening completely in-person Fall 2020, Bay Farm is accepting applications for Grade 4-8 with limited spaces available.


Calvary Chapel Academy

175 Market Street, Rockland, MA 02370


Cardinal Cushing Centers

405 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339


Derby Academy

56 Burditt Avenue, Hingham, MA 02043


Fusion Academy

99 Derby Street, Suite 103, Hingham, MA 02043


Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive, Scituate, MA 02066

An innovative learning community in Scituate, Inly School inspires students to be creative thinkers and self-motivated, lifelong learners. Inly’s toddler through middle school programs blend proven Montessori curriculum and educational best practices to teach core subjects, world languages, innovation, arts, athletics and life skills.

The tangible benefits of an Inly education include a deep understanding of academic material, many hands-on skills, and a discerning ability to manage one’s time. The intangible benefits—confidence, independence, and social and interpersonal responsibilities—separate Inly graduates from their peers and define the Inly difference. 

Inly is looking forward to welcoming students completely in-person September 2020 and has limited openings available. Learn more about Inly’s Return to Campus Plan or inquire about admissions today!


Notre Dame Academy

1073 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043-3996


Old Colony Montessori School

247 Gardner Street, Hingham MA 02043

Old Colony Montessori School, the oldest Montessori institution south of Boston, was founded in 1963 by a group of parents, all dedicated to providing the unique benefits of a Montessori education to children on the South Shore. OCMS has grown from one temporary classroom with 15 very young children to a well equipped, independent school that serves children ages 2.9 to 8 years old. Our mission is to develop in each child the skills necessary for active and intelligent exploration and a life-long love of learning. We are ready and excited to open our doors for the 2020-2021 school year on September 1st. For more information, contact Tracey Buckeridge, Head of School at 781-749-3698 or tbuckeridge@oldcolonymontessori.org.


St. Bridget's School

455 Plymouth St, Abington, MA 02351


Saint Paul's School

18 Fearing Road, Hingham, MA 02043


The South Shore Educational Collaborative

75 Abington Street, Hingham, MA 02043


Tutors & Support Services


ABC Reading Adventures

364 Gannett Road, Scituate, MA 02066


All Day Workshops at South Shore Pottery Shop

1209 Bedford Street, Abington, MA

In this all day workshop, we will have a day of learning (your child is welcome to bring their Chromebook), art, art history, drawing lessons, painting lessons, art related science projects and more.  Your child will have multiple opportunities to sign into their school portal, if they choose.

Each afternoon, instruction on art journaling will be taught. Art journaling is a wonderful avenue for kids, to keep a daily log about their emotions, their well being, their concerns and successes.  With so much change and uncertainty in our world today, this is a perfect opportunity to release some of their anxiety thru art and discussion.


Back2School Care Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield

37 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050


Boss Academy of Performing Arts Learning and Activity Pod

782 Main Street, Hanson, MA 02341


Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield

37 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050


Cheer Factor Remote Learning Program

342 Circuit St, Hanover, MA 02339


Club Z! Tutoring of The South Shore


Cohasset Learning Studio

21 S Main Street, Cohasset, MA 02025


Etoile Presents School Space

125 Church Street, Suite 100, Pembroke, MA 02359


Ellse & Evelyn's Tutoring Service

Scituate, MA


The Fluency Factory

132 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Cohasset, MA 02025

The Fluency Factory is a tutoring center that has taught early readers to college hopefuls and every student in between for over 17 years. We pride ourselves on our proven success helping students make big gains in reading, writing, math, and test prep. We also provide a range of K-12 subject tutoring.


Gillian Learning Center

11 South Station Street, Duxbury, MA 02332


Mathnasium - Cohasset

226 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Cohasset, MA 02025

Mathnasium of Cohasset offers live on-line and in-person math instruction to students from K through College. We are family-owned and operated for 10+ years and are honored to have served more than 5000 students and their families thus far. Every student starts with an evaluation of learning style, communication skills, problem-solving skills, and current independent math aptitude. Following we make a program recommendation to best support and grow your student (s) confidence and math skills. With a team of 15+ certified instructors, we look forward to connecting with your family soon!

Mathnasium - Hanover

2117 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339

Mathnasium of Hanover helps kids in grades K-12 understand math by teaching math the way that it makes sense to them. When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Our formula for teaching kids: the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade. We assess your student to find out how they learn best. Our unique approach is designed to boost their confidence, and help them grow in all areas. We provide you with a personalized learning plan to meet your educational goals. Flexible scheduling is available to meet your family's specific needs. Call us at 781-659-1225 to find out more today.  **FREE ASSESSMENT, AND FREE TRIAL - a $150 value** Must sign up before September 2020


Mathnasium - Marshfield

57 Snow Road, Marshfield, MA 02050


Sing Explore Create

28 Webster Street, Rockland, MA 02370


South Shore Sports Center

55 Recreation Park Drive, Hingham, MA 02043


Educational Advocates


SLK Educational Consulting

Scituate, MA 02066


Physical Education


Goldfish Swim School

180 Weymouth Street, Rockland, MA 02370

Whether you want to introduce your 4-month-old to the water for the first time or you want to make sure your preteen is prepared for an upcoming pool party, our premier swim school in Rockland can help. We use fun, play-based activities to incorporate necessary life skills that your infant, toddler, or child can use both in and out of the water.


Little Bee Yoga Company

Norwell, MA

My Gym - Cohasset

790 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Cohasset, MA 02025

My Gym has an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks through 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Since 2016 our Cohasset location has offered classes, parties, and school vacation programs. Our extensively trained staff and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.


My Gym - Norwell

400 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061

My Gym has an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks through 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Since 2016 our Cohasset location has offered classes, parties, and school vacation programs. Our extensively trained staff and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.


South Shore Sea Dragons

Norwell, MA


The Wolves Den

340 Oak Street, Pembroke, MA 02359

The Wolves Den is a brand new sports complex located on Oak St in Pembroke, MA. We have 5 basketball courts all air-conditioned along with a fully stocked concession stand.


South Shore Sports Center

55 Recreation Park Drive, Hingham, MA 02043


Arts Education


All Day Workshops at South Shore Pottery Shop

1209 Bedford Street, Abington, MA

In this all day workshop, we will have a day of learning (your child is welcome to bring their Chromebook), art, art history, drawing lessons, painting lessons, art related science projects and more.  Your child will have multiple opportunities to sign into their school portal, if they choose.

Each afternoon, instruction on art journaling will be taught. Art journaling is a wonderful avenue for kids, to keep a daily log about their emotions, their well being, their concerns and successes.  With so much change and uncertainty in our world today, this is a perfect opportunity to release some of their anxiety thru art and discussion.


The Dona Maher Studio

Norwell, MA


The Piano Mill

295 Centre Avenue, Rockland, MA 02370


Sing Explore Create

28 Webster Street, Rockland, MA 02370

South Shore Conservatory

Hingham, Hanover, and Duxbury

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) provides access to music and the arts for South Shore residents of all ages. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, with campuses in Duxbury and Hingham. Students have access to more than 50 diverse performing arts programs.  Fall of 2020, SSC offers Music Together® Online, virtual youth orchestra, outside rock band, dance instruction at its Duxbury campus, and an arts-based Preschool/PreK/Kindergarten program at its Hingham campus. In-person programs follow state and national COVID guidelines. A hybrid model of teaching will be offered for private lessons on instruments deemed safe to teach in-person.  Learn more at https://sscmusic.org/ or call 781-749-7565, x10.


Spotlight Music and Theater Academy

28 New Driftway,  Scituate, MA 02066

Welcome to Spotlight! We provide a variety of services in the performing arts including private voice and instrumental lessons, acting classes, audition prep, Broadway master classes, and college admissions. Join the fun and learn to perform like a pro! Send us an email at kristy@spotlightMT.com or visit us online to learn more. 






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