Where Students Evolve Into Competent and Confident Young Adults
Clark School aims to provide a springboard to lifelong learning. We foster individual growth and self-awareness in a nurturing and stimulating environment and conviction in one’s strengths and abilities. Clark School helps each student become aware of his or her individual learning style and provides the tools needed to excel in an array of endeavors.
Clark School is a private, independent school that serves families from towns and cities all over Boston’s North Shore, Amesbury, Newbury, Andover the Merrimack Valley, and beyond. Clark is located within two hundred acres of picturesque woods and fields in Rowley, Massachusetts, 34 miles north of Boston, and conveniently located on Route 1 directly across the Ipswich Country Club. The open spaces and scenic area in this formerly agricultural region offer an idyllic setting for a learning environment.
Clark - High School and Lower School
Clark School offers a stimulating multi-age learning environment for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Clark is appropriate for students who demonstrate high ability in intellectual, creative or leadership pursuits, students with learning differences, and students who will respond to an environment that encourages them to develop their talents fully. Clark emphasizes positive personal values, growth and meaningful participation in the community.
Kindergarten through Grade 12
Kindergarten through Grade 8 founded in 1978
Grade 9 through 12 founded in 2006
Member of the Association of Independent Schools of New England
Total enrollment as of September 2018: 150
High School enrollment as of September 2018: 60
Average class size: 10-15 students (classes do not exceed 15 students)
Faculty & Staff
Clark employs 21 teaching staff and 10 administrative staff
High School Graduation Requirements
Thirty credits are required to graduate. Successful completion of full-year, required courses grant a minimum of 1.0 credits per class; semester classes grant a minimum of 0.5 credits.
Required Subjects: Credits:
English | 4 years | 4.0
Mathematics | 4 years | 3.0
Science (2 years w/lab) | 3 years | 3.0
History | 3 years | 3.0
Foreign Language | 2 years | 2.0
Physical Education/Health | 3 years | 3.0
Social Science | 1 year | 1.0
Community Service | 25 hours/year | 1.0
Remaining credits are taken as classes are offered or in elective areas
CP2 CP H
A+ = 97-100 | 3.50 | 4.00 | 4.50
A = 93-96 | 3.25 | 3.75 | 4.25
A-= 90-92 | 3.00 | 3.50 | 4.00
B+ = 87-89 | 2.75 | 3.25 | 3.75
B = 83-86 | 2.50 | 3.00 | 3.50
B- = 80-82 | 2.25 | 2.75 | 3.25
C+ = 77-79 | 2.00 | 2.50 | 3.00
C = 73-76 | 1.75 | 2.25 | 2.75
C- = 70-72 | 1.50 | 2.00 | 2.50
D+ = 67-69 | 1.25 | 1.75 | 2.25
D = 63-66 | 1.00 | 1.50 | 2.00
D- = 60-62 | 0.75 | 1.25 | 1.75
F = 59-below | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.00
P = Pass (not calculated into the GPA)
Internships are one of the most important ways students gain experience and start to make contacts within their field. Clark High School students are encouraged to explore potential careers and courses of study to help prepare for college and to see how a professional organization operates.
Hulbert Outdoor Center Leadership Program
The week-long seminar at Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, VT, provides opportunities to test each student’s limits, learn what coping skills work and don’t work for success as an individual, and to learn effective strategies for working as part of a group. Students communicate, cooperate and build trust with one another.
Clark’s Learning Center provides one-on-one support to students who require extra help in all subject areas. Learning Center staff helps facilitate instruction in core classes, and teaches study, executive functioning and life skills classes.
By invitation only, extended academics provides additional assistance and academic support to students who need more help completing assignments after school. The 1 teacher to 5 student ratio provides an intimate setting where students can focus on their work and successfully complete assignments.
Student Council is an opportunity for high school students to participate and be heard. The Student Council’s goals are to improve communication, plan school wide-events, and examine the school culture in a meaningful way.