About Us

Our primary mission is to prepare your child to be a literate, creative and critical thinker, as well as a lifelong learner.

Established in 1932, Devereux School has a rich history as one of the North Shore’s oldest academic institutions. Located in the heart of Marblehead, this Montessori school has provided a solid educational and ethical foundation for over three generations of students.

“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.”
– Maria Montesssori

Devereux School places great emphasis on tradition and a return to a simpler time. The environment provided is that of a safe, secure, and family oriented setting where every child is encouraged to develop respect for self, others, and the earth.

Music, appreciation of nature, science, math and the arts are integral parts of the academic program at Devereux.

The nursery school curriculum is centered around developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities. We believe that young children learn by doing. They are given the opportunity to explore and make choices in a safe and stimulating environment. As the children move into the Kindergarten and Grade School levels, the program incorporates sequenced instruction in basic skill areas while allowing for enrichment in terms of activities and complexity of ideas. Small class sizes enable personalized attention to each child.

After over 80 years of cultivating the academic careers of children with aesthetics, creativity, and ethics, Devereux School has evolved by fully embracing cultural diversity, while holding fast to its original commitment to the children: “Fovete Stirpes,” foster the roots.

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Welcome to the Devereux School – A Children's Montessori School