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Open House: January 10

Open House: January 10

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Learn about Inly’s Montessori+ curriculum for toddler through 8th-grade students, hear from Head of School Donna Milani Luther, and meet Inly faculty, staff, and parents. You’ll have the opportunity to see classrooms in action and learn how Inly’s student-centered approach will nurture your child’s curiosity, lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning, and prepare them for future success.

Inly At a Glance

Toddlers are natural explorers, showing interest in everything in their environment and investigating every small detail. Our toddler classrooms are designed with this in mind, equipped with inviting sensorial materials that satisfy the natural desire for order and “doing it myself”.

  • Student-to-teacher ratio of 7:1
  • 2-day (Monday and Wednesday / Tuesday and Thursday), 3-day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), or 5-day (Monday–Friday) options
  • Half-day (8:30 AM–11:30 AM) or Full-day (Monday–Thursday 8:30 AM–3:20 PM; Friday 8:30 AM–11:30 AM)
  • Extended Hours are available (7:00 AM–6:00 PM, Fridays until 4:00 PM)
  • Option for a year-round (12 month) enrollment

Your child’s imagination, creativity, curiosity and wildest dreams come alive in the Children’s House classroom. Learners discover, question and problem-solve as they explore a rich and wide-ranging curriculum. Children are taught how to complete tasks and work at their own pace, either independently, or in small or large groups with a teacher’s guidance.

  • Children ages 3–6 years
  • Student-to-teacher ratio of 12:1
  • Preschool: Monday–Friday, Half-day (8:30 AM–11:30 AM) or Full-day (Monday–Thursday 8:30 AM–3:20 PM; Friday 8:30 AM–11:30 AM)
  • Kindergarten: Monday–Thursday 8:30 AM–3:20 PM and Fridays 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Extended Hours are available (7:00 AM–6:00 PM, Fridays until 4:00 PM)
  • Option for a year-round (12 month) enrollment

The world of possibilities expands in the Elementary years spanning Grades 1–6. Teachers present ideas and introduce materials that allow your child to build academic and critical thinking skills while developing a love of learning.

  • Student/teacher ratio of 12:1
  • Children learn time management skills as they complete work independent of constant teacher direction.
  • Hands-on math, science and language arts are cornerstones of our comprehensive Montessori+ curriculum.
  • Spanish language and integrated cultural studies promote global awareness.
  • A multi-age classroom allows students to build social skills in a supportive, respectful environment and stretch themselves academically.
  • Monday–Thursday 8:30 AM–3:20 PM; Friday 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Extended Hours are available 7:00 AM–6:00 PM (Fridays until 4:00 PM)
  • After-school “Passport to Adventure” classes (3:20 PM–4:00 PM) are available at no additional cost

Students are challenged academically and invited to think deeply and grapple with complex and challenging topics. At the same time, our Middle School program is designed to be especially nurturing and responsive to young adolescents as they navigate a challenging stage of development. Your child learns how to tackle both academic and practical life challenges with confidence and grit.

In a developmentally responsive way, Middle School teachers form students into critical thinkers through a program that is:

  • Skills-based – our curriculum is designed around the academic and personal skills that the middle school student must internalize to be successful.
  • Integrated – teachers in the areas of math, science, and humanities work together to create a complementary curriculum that reinforces targeted skills and concepts and enables students to make global connections.
  • Differentiated – guided by their teachers, students work to their personal best with courses, assignments, and instruction tailored to challenge each student to reach their highest academic potential.
  • Relevant and authentic – whenever possible, connections are made between study and real-world applications. The curriculum is rich with experiential learning and immersion opportunities to allow students to learn more broadly and deeply.
  • Holistic – our academic curriculum includes a life skills component, which teaches students to learn about themselves as individuals and as members of a broader community.
  • Monday–Thursday 8:15 am–3:20 pm; Friday 8:15–11:30 am
  • Extended Hours are available 7:00 am–6:00 pm; Fridays until 4:00 pm
  • After-school “Passport to Adventure” classes (3:20–4:00 pm) are available at no additional cost

Montessori+ is Inly’s own model for providing a holistic, well-rounded and academically rigorous experience for our students. With traditional Montessori principles at the core, this dynamic model integrates critical elements to prepare students for lifelong success.

What are the results?

  • Deeper understanding and engagement with academic content 
  • Greater self-motivation and enthusiasm for learning
  • Stronger self-esteem, self-confidence and self-knowledge

Inly deeply values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ), all of which are integral parts of the Montessori philosophy. Alongside fostering global citizenship and honoring a diverse range of experiences, we weave an anti-racist and anti-bias culture of inclusion into the fabric of our community.

The Inly community is warm and welcoming. It doesn't take long for students and parents to feel a true sense of belonging.

We warmly welcome parents and caregivers to get involved with life at the school. Not only will your child benefit from your support but you’ll also benefit yourself, creating flourishing social connections with your fellow Inly parents and building lasting friendships.

Inly is a member of MAC (Montessori Athletic Conference of MA) and NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference). Students in grades 4–8 participate in league competition for Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball, Cross Country and Ultimate Frisbee.

K–8 after-school programs include Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football (3-5, Spring), Kickball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer Skills (K-2, Fall/Spring), Winter Conditioning (K-8).

Founded: 1973

Our Name: To do something “inly,” is to do it with deep thought and understanding. This captures the essence of our approach to education and the challenge we set before our students.

Accreditation: Association for Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) and American Montessori Society (AMS)

Students: Approximately 320 students ages 18 months through grade 8. Students come from about 18 communities south of Boston, including Cohasset, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Middleboro, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth.

Faculty & Staff: Over 70 full- and part-time faculty and staff members; 52% with advanced degrees. 

Our Campus: Located in a quiet neighborhood, 45 minutes south of Boston in the scenic South Shore town of Scituate, Massachusetts. Inly’s 13-acre campus includes walking trails, outdoor classrooms, organic gardens, a greenhouse, 3 playgrounds, 3 sports fields, and a Spartan obstacle course. Our 7 buildings feature bright and colorful spaces designed to add joy and spark imagination.

Student/Teacher Ratio: 7/1 average. Individual levels are: 5:1 Toddler House,12:1 Children’s House Preschool, 8:1 Children’s House Kindergarten, 12:1 Lower Elementary, 10:1 Upper Elementary, 8:1 Middle School.

Tuition Assistance: Over


.0 million grants are awarded each year.