Sparhawk Academy’s inaugural week has come to a close and as the young men of Sparhawk settle into their new digs, the learning (and the teaching!) begins in earnest. Smiles abound at every turn as the boys continue to explore the Grounds and get acquainted with new ideas such as class football, Math in the apple orchard, and the gentle twang of the faculty string band on Friday afternoons.
September 4th was a historic day in Sparhawk History. We held the first ever New Student Orientation, and also the first treasure hunt. We began with Mass outdoors on the Green, the best way possible to thank God and our parents, benefactors, and friends for the work and prayers that have gotten us this far. The boys got a chance to get to know one another, meet their teachers, and get familiar with the Grounds. The Treasure Hunt served as a great framework for all of this.
August 20, 2018
Reporters from the Milford Daily News recently visited Sparhawk and toured our wonderful campus. We were happy to tell them about a Sparhawk education. Click the link above to access the article.
New school for boys, focusing on outdoors, to open in Millis
MILLIS – Sparhawk Academy admissions director Raymond Le Grand paused on a stroll through 56 acres of meadows, streams, ponds, and woodland Monday morning, to point out a pair of deer leaping through the trees ahead.
This is where a good chunk of class will take place at the new school for boys, opening this fall.
“We see education moving more and more away from the outdoors,” Head of School Bob Sylvain said. “A lot of the emphasis is on testing and being at your desk all day long. Our experience is that boys are more engaged (when they can get outside).”
There are many projects going on these days on the grounds of Sparhawk Academy! Within a couple of weeks, we hope to be done with our biggest constructions projects, including relocating and widening the driveway, installing a privacy fence, removing the swimming pool, adding a handicap access ramp and bathroom, installing a fire alarm system, and upgrading our classrooms. We recently picked up a huge cache of furniture and equipment from Marian High School, which recently closed. Teachers are compiling book lists for the upcoming year, which we will share with families in early August, along with a list of supplies boys should have in hand for the first day of class on September 5. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the School soon!
Because the ongoing construction project makes it difficult to host large gatherings at the school this summer, Sparhawk families are invited to a summer cookout at the Chestnut Hill Center on Saturday, July 14 starting at noon and going until late afternoon, rain or shine. The address is 481 Hammond Street in Chestnut Hill, MA. We hope to see you there!
May 12, 2018
On Saturday, May 12 2018, four of our entering eighth graders put Sparhawk on the map by dominating the First Annual Cambridge Classic Speech Tournament held at the St. Paul Choir School in Harvard Square. Successfully competing against six other schools in the Greater Boston area, the Sparhawk boys took first place in 4 of the 5 categories! Congratulations to Patrick Brennan, John Garvey, John Lyons, and Michael Reilly – we are very proud of you! The boys were poised, well-prepared, and outstanding ambassadors for our new school. We will post more details about the results of the tournament soon.
May 10, 2018
Some exciting news! The Sparhawk Academy Speech and Debate team goes into action this Saturday. Four of our next year’s 8th graders have been been meeting for the last few weeks to prepare for the Cambridge Classic Debate Tournament to be held this Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. The tournament will be held at St. Paul Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Here’s a link: https://rosedebate.com/
Please keep our team in your prayers (and attend if you can). They will be competing with 6-7 local schools including St. Benedict Elementary, Monsignor Haddad, and the St. Paul Choir School. The boys competing are: Patrick Brennan, John Garvey, John Lyons, and Michael Reilly.