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Clark School Offering Eight Free Tuition Spots for New Students

Clark School, a private independent school founded in 1978 to provide a unique and individualized approach to education, announced a free tuition program exclusively available for children living in Rowley and Ipswich.

Clark School provides a customized learning approach that embraces innovation. Parents, teachers, and students are jointly accountable in ensuring student success while fostering an empathetic community. Clark School cultivates resilient and compassionate problem solvers, while recognizing that success takes many forms.

“Since we moved to Rowley in 2014, the towns of Rowley and Ipswich have been extremely welcoming,” said Jeff Clark, Head of School.  “We are now in a position to show our appreciation to the community by offering free tuition for four students in Grades K or 1 and free tuition for four students in Grades 2 or 3.”

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Northshore Magazine Features Clark School’s Art Program

Clark School’s Expanding Performing Arts Program

At Clark School in Rowley, local students have the opportunity to express themselves through an expanding performing arts program.

(Page 84 of September 2018 issue)

“I’m gonna live forever. I’m gonna learn how to fly, high.” Anyone who turned on the radio in the early 1980s couldn’t escape these lyrics from the song “Fame.” It was the title song of the hit movie of the same name, which was followed by a long-running TV series and, a 2009 movie remake. Each iteration focused on the lives of students attending the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York City.

While Rowley, Massachusetts, might not match the bright lights and big-city feel of New York, local students now have a greater opportunity to express themselves with Clark School’s expanding performing arts program.

Clark School, an independent private school, was founded in 1978 to provide a unique and individualized approach to education. It moved from Danvers to Rowley in 2014, but has always offered drama as part of its yearly curriculum for both lower and high school students.

Drama is just one element of the Clark School arts program, however, which focuses on developing an individual, local, and global understanding of art. Students work on finding their own individual artistic voice by learning techniques in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and digital photography. Each student works on expanding their skills and improving their art foundation.

One particularly interesting class is a yearlong course on video blogging, known as vlogging. “This replaces a typical journalism class and allows students to create a library of YouTube videos for private or public viewing,” says Jeff Clark, head of Clark School. “It is another way to get kids interested in the important art of storytelling.”

Performing arts have always been extremely important to Clark, who, after college, performed professionally in repertory theater, including a Broadway tour, prior to his educational career and founding of Clark High School.

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Clark School Offers Competitive Edge For Student Athletes

Northshore Magazine – August 2016

There are times during a teenager’s school years when they have to choose which path to take. Will they take honors courses, join the debate team, act in a play, or try out for a sports team?

Clark School, a private school in Rowley, exposes students to a wide variety of opportunities. Some are looking for a more challenging, individualized curriculum—while others, who are professional dancers, actors, or athletes, need the flexibility to accommodate their ever-changing schedules. Clark’s unique learning environment also provides an education designed to help those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

Since 1978, Clark School has been welcoming students who demonstrate high intellectual, creative, or leadership abilities. Clark School students respond to an environment that encourages them to develop their talents fully, in and out of the classroom. The school emphasizes positive personal values, high achievement and meaningful participation in the community.

It wasn’t until last fall, however, that the school was able to accommodate the needs of its student athletes. Because of its size, Clark School was not able to offer competitive high school teams in any sport on its own. “More and more we heard from our students and prospective students that athletics were important to them,” says Jeff Clark, head of school at Clark. “Because we want each of our students to be successful, we began to explore the ways in which we could provide athletic experiences to them.”

The process for Clark School, and any other school in the state in a similar situation, is to contact the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), a private, nonprofit association organized by its member schools to govern, coordinate, and promote education based programs for high school students.

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Clark School Announces Full-Tuition Scholarships

Northshore Magazine Announces Clark School’s Full-Tuition Scholarships

Applications must be completed by June 30, 2016 and are available to incoming freshmen & sophomores

Clark School, a private independent school founded in 1978 to provide a unique and individualized approach to education, has received a grant from an alumni to provide full tuition for up to five eligible teens to attend the Clark School starting this fall.

The full tuition scholarships are open to incoming freshmen and sophomore students for the 2016/17 school year.  To qualify for a scholarship, students must be new to Clark School, have a minimum of a “B” average for the last two years, submit a personal essay or video on a predetermined theme, and submit two letters of reference.  Financial need is not a requirement to apply for the scholarship, but special consideration will be given to low income families.

“We are very thankful to the Clark School alumnus that is making this scholarship possible and respect his decision to remain anonymous,” said Jeff Clark, Head of School.  “At Clark School we don’t teach to the test, we teach for success.  We look forward to reviewing the many applications we expect to receive for these very generous scholarships.”

Tuition at Clark School is competitively priced at $18,000 per each year of high school.  This scholarship will save families up to $72,000 in tuition.  Activity fees are not included in the scholarship and technology requirements apply.

For complete details and an application, go to  Scholarship applications must be completed by June 30, 2016.

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