Bay Farm History

Beautifully situated on a former dairy farm, Bay Farm Montessori Academy is one of the oldest Montessori Schools in the South Shore Region. Since its founding, Bay Farm has been meeting the needs of families seeking schools for their children where respect and love of learning are central to their education. 

Bay Farm began as Munchkin Montessori in 1972, when Pam and Leo Malboeuf founded a small 8 student preschool in what is now the main office. In 1982, a group of parents, who wished their children to be able to continue their Montessori education beyond the kindergarten year, formed a Board of Trustees to formally create Bay Farm Academy, a Montessori elementary program. The two schools eventually merged to create Bay Farm Montessori Academy, serving children 12 months to 6th Grade. In 2009, Bay Farm expanded its excellent educational programming to include students in 7th and 8th grade with the opening of its Middle School.

Fast Facts

25+ extracurriculars
arts-integrated curriculum
8 potting wheels
28 theatrical performances per year
9-acre outdoor classroom
36 teachers & full-time staff
10:1 student ratio in Children's House
4:1 student ratio in Toddler House
3 pygmy goats
2 alpacas
8 chickens
10 fruit trees


Bay Farm is fully accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) and the American Montessori Society (AMS). This means that AISNE and AMS have done a thorough review of our school to ensure that Bay Farm is a viable, sustainable school consistently delivering on its mission. Bay Farm is a member the school of NAIS. 

Diversity & Non-Discrimination

To truly understand the Bay Farm community, one only needs to observe the respect that permeates the relationships in our school community. Modeled by faculty and administrators, by peers and parents, our school is energized by a fundamental belief in the importance of respect. Differences in age, culture, economics, learning style and more are celebrated in an environment of respect, and multicultural education offers students a taste of life beyond their family cores. Bay Farm is committed to creating an open, diverse community of learners, able to question, value and appreciate the of human experience.

Employment Opportunities

We are constantly looking for passionate and qualified educators to join our team. If you have an interest in Montessori philosophy and would like to learn more about working at Bay Farm, please email employment@bfarm.org.

Substitute Teachers: Bay Farm is seeking individuals who would like to serve as substitute teachers on an irregular basis. Skills in interpersonal relations with students, parents, teachers, and staff are necessary. Montessori-trained teachers or those interested in being trained as Montessori teachers are encouraged to apply. Montessori experience is not required, but experience working with children is necessary. Previous substitute teaching experience is preferred.

Spanish Teacher: Bay Farm Montessori Academy is seeking a high-energy, creative Spanish teacher for grades 1-7 whose teaching style is compatible with the Montessori philosophy. The ideal candidate would be guiding our students through learning experiences and encouraging independence and self-motivation through small group lessons and a well-prepared environment.

Applicants must demonstrate fluency in Spanish and a desire to create an outstanding Spanish language learning experience for all. This is a part-time position for grades 1-7, about 10 hours per week. Interested applicants should submit their resume and a letter of interest.