About Clark School


our Mission Statement

At Clark School, we provide a customized learning approach that embraces innovation. Parents, teachers, and students are jointly accountable in ensuring student success while fostering an empathetic community. Clark School cultivates resilient and compassionate problem solvers, while recognizing that success takes many forms.

Dedicated to personal growth and lifelong learning

Founded in 1978, Clark School is particularly appropriate for all types of students. Clark is unique in that we accept students who demonstrate high intellectual, creative or leadership abilities, have learning differences, or are looking for a 21st Century learning experience.  Clark School students respond to an environment that encourages them to develop their talents fully, in and out of the classroom. The school emphasizes positive personal values, high achievement and meaningful participation in the community.


Clark School offers a stimulating multi-age learning environment for children in kindergarten through High School. While schools elsewhere are forced to cope with unmanageable class sizes, classes here do not exceed 15 students. We provide an environment that is safe and free of most of the usual discipline issues inherent in many parochial and public schools.


We strive to enlighten and strengthen each student by providing valuable tools, to support them as they develop:

  • problem-solving skills

  • deductive reasoning

  • good study habits

  • executive functioning skills

  • time management

  • self-advocacy


Our strong academic curriculum emphasizes each student's strengths. Small classes allow for personal attention to each child's needs and students are encouraged to excel at their own pace in each subject area. Students also have many opportunities to develop an awareness and appreciation of the arts and technology and to find satisfaction in self-expression and creative endeavors.

Clark School families primarily live on the North Shore and Merrimack Valley (Amesbury; Andover; Boxford; Georgetown; Groveland; Haverhill; Lawrence; Merrimack; Methuen; Newbury; Newburyport; North Andover; Rowley; Salisbury; and West Newbury). But come as far as New Hampshire and suburban Boston.

We do currently have Transportation from Swampscott/beverly/Salem, North Andover/Reading and Burlington/Lynnfield/Danvers.

Learn more about our whole-child education philosophy—visit us during an Open House or schedule a tour with our Admissions Team.