Thrive and grow at The Common School in Amherst—a place for kids 3 to 12 curious about the world.
The world is fascinating. Learning is fun. And school is a place to explore relationships and ideas. Our progressive, child-centered, hands-on curriculum opens young minds, helping students develop a strong sense of self, community, and the breadth of human experience. At The Common School, the discovery never ends.
Common School teachers know that children learn best by tapping into their innate curiosity and using their own two hands. So, our students learn and grow through in-depth studies connected by a central theme. They learn by doing— exploring writing, science, history, math, and more, all at once.
An independent school for families who want their children to become independent thinkers, The Common School offers an unbeatable educational experience—strong teacher/student ratios, creative teachers who bring learning to life, and a community motivated by a deep commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, driven to make the world a better place—starting in our own backyard.
“My son is being nurtured as an engaged, curious and caring human being. The Common School fosters joy of learning and deep connection with community and the world…”
The Common School Children’s Carnival!
We have over 25,000 books in our Library! See a sample of how it supports our Social Justice curriculum.
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