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Andover Country Day School

198 Haggetts Pond Rd
Andover, MA 01810-4218

(978) 686-2777


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Programs provide vigorous activities balanced by quiet circle time, classroom setting activities, opportunities for group participation and individual creativity to promote growth. Children learn many skills and educationally stimulating ideas from the world around them. One of our moist important objectives is to awaken and expand each and every child’s sense of discovery-to fulfill the joys of understanding his environment, to make them as high as they can comfortably soar, and to have a happy, fun and safe experience at school.

A Typical Day

* Arrival & transition time
* Project/Activity/Jobs
* Open Area Free Play
* Bathroom & Snack
* Music Class
* Circle Time/Story Time
* Creative Movement Class
* Dismissal

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We currently have a weekly notice that will go home via email to keep you aware of the many activities and special events taking place at school. Once a year we will hold parent/teacher conferences and twice a year we will assess your child's progress and send home a report. You may schedule a meeting with your child's teacher(s) at anytime and you can quickly touch base with your child's teacher(s) at drop-off and/or pick-up.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Our teaching staff have been trained to work magic when it come to separation anxiety. We do encourage the quick good-byes, however, it the child does seem very upset we will ask the parent(s) to remain in the school to be sure we can settle your child down before you leave but, for the most part, the child will settle as soon as mom or dad has stepped out of sight. We are a team and will work with the family to nuture and guide your child.