Resource: The Brighton School (Framingham, MA)
Website: The Brighton School (Framingham, MA)
Description: Located in Framingham, Massachusetts, the Brighton School is a small private coeducational day school for gifted students in grades kindergarten through sixth. Offering an accelerated program for advanced students, the Brighton School believes that elementary school is a crucial time to lay the foundation for future academic success. Children should be provided with a structured and intellectually stimulating environment in which they feel secure and know that their accomplishments are valued. Their main goal is to provide each youngster with a superior educational background in a warm supportive environment in which he or she is motivated to do their utmost.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 10/8/2009
This is a samll school (non-for-profit) with a very innovative program that has been developed by the founders some 30 years ago. Based on reading and phonics, it fosters kids’ natural curiosity with reading, science etc. It is a very nurturing environment, where respect for each other and dedicated attention to the teacher are an essential part of the school life. Our daughter started in K and our son in pre-K. It is their 3rd year and they love going to school everyday! Wayland Academy also has a great full-time Pre-K program that is affordable compared to full time daycare, and provides so much stimulating joy to the little ones! It is just too sad nobody knows about it because Wayland Academy can be the answer to a lot of parents’ anxious search for a great private neighborhood school.

Contributed by: Parent on 3/4/2009
Wayland Academy is a really hidden gem. My daughter joined this school from pre-school. She is now in second grade. Teachers are great and the school encourages independent learning and realizes different kids learn at different pace.

Contributed by: Parent on 8/11/2008
We have had all six of our children attend this school. You really cannot beat small classroom size coupled with attention to matching curricula to individual students and loving care by the faculty.

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