About Us

Our Campus

Harborlight’s campus is well-situated on five acres between Route 22 Beverly/Essex and Beverly’s Open Green Space commonly known as Sally Milligan Park, or Snake Hill. The outdoor campus features interactive outdoor classroom spaces, a greenhouse and raised garden beds, a strip of “Beacon Hill Gardens” off the backside of the main building, a community “little library”, open field for sports, three large playgrounds, an enclosed basketball/tennis court, and other outdoor sports courts such as tether ball, disk golf, and more. The headmaster’s house is situated alongside the main driveway, which at times is rented to staff members and their families when the headmaster resides elsewhere.

The smaller building houses the five infant and toddler classrooms, a large-motor indoor space, a full kitchen, and office. This building is the young child’s first school and also their home-away-from-home, therefore, it is affectionately known around campus as the ‘Baby House’.

Main Building

The main building houses the administrative offices as well as the Library, Art Studio, Performing Arts rehearsal room, conference room, learning center, two common area kitchens, and the following academic classrooms:
  • Middle School – featuring the main amphitheater for Socratic dialogue, science laboratory, weather station, Humanities classroom, and full kitchen.
  • Upper Elementary – three classrooms, organized as a suite for grades 4 through 6 in their own wing, including a full kitchen.
  • Lower Elementary- three classrooms organized as multi-age groupings first through third grade.
  • Children’s House- six classrooms organized as multi-age groupings pre-k through k, two of which are Language Immersion classes.

Sustainability in Practice

Our Facilities committee and Green Team have directed our effort in utilizing sustainable practices throughout campus.

This includes:
  • a school-wide trash-free lunch initiative
  • a school-wide recycling program
  • composting our food waste in the compost bins and worm farms on campus
  • using organic fertilizer, integrating natural pest management
  • watering playgrounds, fields, and gardens from our well and using sprinklers on timers
  • rain barrels
  • a solar heated greenhouse
  • using low-flow plumbing and day/night thermostats
  • using low wattage lighting and natural light (many of our areas have large skylights)
  • renovating furniture as opposed to purchasing new items and donating items to local non-profits when no longer in use


We are currently asking all community members to help make Harborlight campus an “Idle Free Zone”. This means that when students, faculty members, and visitors are waiting in their cars for afternoon pick-ups or morning drop-offs, they make sure to turn off their car’s engine.

About Harborlight

Harborlight Montessori is a non-profit, independent, day school for students infant through grade 8 that is committed to innovative teaching and learning.