progressive & experiential education


Sparhawk School is an inclusive PreK-12th grade progressive & experiential school with two beautiful campuses in Amesbury, MA. The school admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs and activities.


Elementary School

You are raising a dreamer, builder, future visionary & leader.  Our experiential model of teaching empowers children to dream big, question & create.  Sparhawk students become good global citizens, one authentic experience at a time.  

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Middle School

Sparhawk students become scientists, explorers, artists and leaders. Your child will explore the world and become passionate about issues both in and outside the classroom. Sparhawk students are empowered to dream big, building and creating in our academically and artistically rich environment.  

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High School

Sparhawk students are academics, artists, engineers and scientists who are empowered to become visionaries and leaders.  Our curriculum & experiential Project Based Learning program,  are designed to teach you the necessary skills to tackle 21st century challenges.  

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Average students per class


Students who are accepted to college upon graduation




Outdoor Trip Destinations


Winterim trip options yearly


Years on the north shore


Of Community Service Hours


Students who identify as humans of color

sparhawk experience

We absolutely love everything about Sparhawk from the creativity, school environment, kindness, and the most importantly ... the education! Each teacher is invested and fully supports the mission. Our children are thriving here and we could not be happier.

Melissa Hall, Parent

My son went from merely existing in his previous school to actively participating in a thinking, expressive culture. I am so proud as i watch the transformation of my son.

Gail Hedberg, Parent

What can I say? A school after my own heart! Where children laugh, learn, and play! Where children learn about community, world citizenship, and the art of being human!

Anya Arsevan, parent

Awesome learning environment for my 5th grader! He went from a large school with some bullying issues to this small, loving community where learning is much more of an exploration and experience than fitting round pegs into round holes and checking off basic rote milestones of the industrial/educational model. He went from saying he hated school to saying he likes school. That's huge!

Sam Kimball, parent

Regarding the difference between test-driven schools and Sparhawk:

If a test is the only thing you have to do, you don't need a teacher, you just need a book.

~ Junxi (Jimmy) WEI, Student