Birches School: A School for Curious Students


Birches School is an independent, co-educational Kindergarten through 8th Grade school offering rigorous, interdisciplinary academics within a mindful, nurturing environment. Our mission emphasizes nature-based, project-driven thematic units designed to cultivate academic and social development and to encourage students' curiosity, creativity, self-reliance, and empathy.

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Located on the edge of conservation land near the center of Lincoln, Birches affords close contact with nature. Our students spend time each week exploring the woods, and much of our innovative curriculum focuses on the natural world. Both inside and outside, children participate in intellectually dynamic, collaborative projects that foster creative thinking, team-building, and leadership. Confident in themselves, students take ownership of their own joyful learning.



At Birches, students are free to soar, both academically and socially.  Learn more about our innovative interdisciplinary curriculum.

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See what is happening from week to week in every classroom as well as recaps of special events at Birches. 



We accept applications for Kindergarten through 8th grade.  For further questions or inquiries, please contact 

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Who are Birches families? What does Nature-Based mean? How do we assess our students? What is the daily schedule?

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In January 2016, Birches entered into a mission-driven collaboration with the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and the Rural Land Foundation. In November 2016, Birches and the Land Trust purchased a 16-acre property.  In March 2017, the Town of Lincoln purchased three of these acres to build an athletic field. Birches owns the building on this property and four acres; the remaining nine acres will be permanently conserved. Birches has completed the move and is now located at 100 Bedford Road in Lincoln, MA. 

Birches has been formally accepted as a Candidate for membership in AISNE (Association of Independent Schools in New England). We have been an affiliate member of AISNE since we opened; our acceptance as Candidate is an important milestone.

A non-profit, non-sectarian Kindergarten through 8th Grade school, Birches seeks a diverse and gender-balanced student body.


To reach Birches, please email or call us at 781-728-5438.

Birches School - 100 Bedford Road - Lincoln, MA

Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 237, Lincoln, MA 01773

Birches School is a non-profit organization that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, sexual identity, disability, genetic information, ethnic origin, housing status, or family status.


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