May 18, 2017 News
May 18, 2017 News
Bay Farm students gave outstanding performances of Disney’s The AristoCats this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 11-13 on Bay Farm’s campus. The students, from kindergarten through eighth grade, worked very hard to produce this show, which required them to dance, sing, and act. We are grateful to all the volunteers who helped make this show so successful, especially to our alumni who assisted. You can view photos here, see the video of the show here, and read coverage in The Patriot Ledger here.
The Board of Trustees held its annual full-day retreat this past weekend. This retreat is an opportunity for the Board to step back and consider the broader trajectory of the school and various strategic issues that are important for its success. I thought it would be useful to share a few thoughts that emerged from that meeting.
Most importantly, the Board reaffirmed the mission and philosophy statements of the school. These statements provide the school with a strong foundation, and they can serve as guideposts for strategic decisions that have to be made over time.
Other issues that were discussed include the potential plans for making improvements to the campus over time, an assessment of the school’s technology needs, the appropriate management of the endowment fund, and projections for the school’s enrollment.
It is an exciting time for Bay Farm. We will soon be joined by an enthusiastic and insightful new Head of School, we have a highly talented set of teachers and staff, and we enjoy a vibrant body of students and families. The Board will continue to do its part to support the school and to help it achieve the best educational environment possible for our children.
President of the Board of Trustees
Bay Farm Montessori Academy
Bay Farm’s middle school students are learning about dairy farming and helping to socialize calves at The Historic O’Neil Farm, a 146-acre farm in Duxbury. The students are visiting the O’Neil Farm and socializing calves (cows that are less than 1 year). They are learning to read the calves’ body language, walking and exercising them, grooming them, and learning how to act around them. They are also learning the milking process, understanding how rigorous farming can be, and learning to respect all that goes into this treasured tradition.
Traditionally, the Montessori curriculum had a farming component. The reason: Farming helps children learn to love nature and respect it. As time has gone on, however, this farming component has been harder to incorporate at Montessori schools, as there are fewer working farms. It is interesting to also note, the nine-acre property on which Bay Farm Montessori Academy is located was once a dairy farm. The original farm house (the former Head of School residence) is still on the property.
Your child is invited to attend The Knight & Princess Ball on Saturday, June 3rd at Bay Farm. This event is also open to children who do not attend school at Bay Farm. To register, email Kyra. Details below!
The deadline to order a Bay Farm yearbook is Wednesday, June 7th. Orders must be made by then in order for you child to have a yearbook on the last day of school when the children sign classmates' yearbooks. Every classroom is featured and includes a page of candid photos. Order forms for purchasing the yearbook are available in the Office and or by clicking here.