Atrium School

Excellence with Joy


Marshall W. Carter, Head of School

Marshall W. Carter, Head of School

Welcome to Atrium School!  I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our gem of a school, PreK through Grade 8.  

Each Atrium child is integral to life here, and collectively, students are the heart and pulse of our school. Rooted in our 36-year history, we are continually reflective and innovative in our practice. Atrium faculty understand how to educate the whole child for independence, confidence and character, and the school empowers teachers to do just that. At Atrium, our students fully engage in their own learning, and develop intellectual curiosity, deep imagination, and collaborative skills. With a progressive educational vision and a welcoming school culture, our community supports the academic, social, and emotional lives of diverse learners, from early childhood through early adolescence.  

Like so many others, when I walked through the doors of this school for the first time, I knew there was something very special and distinctive about Atrium. Second graders gleam as they begin to master the violin, while middle schoolers vigorously debate different ways to approach a math problem or scientific concept. Well-stocked libraries spread throughout the school pull children of all ages further into great books and different worlds. In the studio, children create vivid works of art inspired by the cultures they study. A walk through the halls of our modern and environmentally sustainable building reveals great excitement, purpose and curricular richness. Outside at recess, autonomy, friendship and social skills grow through inventive play.  

Our campus is centrally located for families across Greater Boston, and learning at Atrium naturally extends to the nearby Charles River and into service relationships with neighborhood non-profits, and draws on the amazing cultural resources of eastern Massachusetts.

I encourage you to visit and experience for yourself how we foster “Excellence with Joy.”  

Marshall W. Carter
Head of School