Bay Farm Montessori Academy offers strong academic programs rooted in Montessori philosophy that inspire children to grow with joy, purpose, and compassion. 

At Bay Farm, children learn in an environment that fosters independence, curiosity, and empathy with highly trained teachers who know how to support each student’s individual learning path. Students are equipped with the confidence to challenge themselves and the excitement to try new things. Serving students ages 12 months to grade 8 from all over the South Shore, Bay Farm fully integrates its curriculum with agriculture, drama, music, and the fine arts.

Our History - Celebrating 50 Years!

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 Munch-Kin Montessori in 1972 when Pam and Leo Malboeuf founded a small 8-student preschool in what is now the primary office. In 1982, a group of parents who wished their children could continue their Montessori education beyond the kindergarten year formed a Board of Trustees to create Bay Farm Academy, a Montessori elementary program. The two schools eventually merged to create Bay Farm Montessori Academy, serving children from 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.

Click here to learn more about how we are celebrating our 50th anniversary.


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 school of the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS).

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Diversity & Non-Discrimination

Modeled by faculty and administrators, by peers and parents, our school is energized by a fundamental belief in the importance of respect. Bay Farm Montessori Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, physical challenge, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, weight, or any other characteristic. Bay Farm is committed to creating an open, diverse community of learners, able to question, value, and appreciate the human experience.

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