Education

Schooled in excellence: prominent private and public institutions attract students from around the nation and world.

Christa McAuliffe Charter School

Christa McAuliffe Charter School

139 Newbury Street, Framingham 01701

508-879-9000 

Clark University Graduate School of Management

Clark University Graduate School of Management

333 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01772

508-281-0300 

Dean College

Dean College

99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038
1.877.TRY.DEAN

A private residential college fostering academic and personal success, Dean College offers a variety of associate degree programs, transfer preparation for four-year institutions, and baccalaureate degrees.

Fay School

Fay School

48 Main Street, Southborough 01772

508-485-0100 

An independent, coeducational day and boarding school, we are a traditional yet contemporary independent school that teaches enduring skills for a changing world.

Framingham State University

Framingham State University

100 State Street, Framingham 01702
508-620-1220 

Offering small, personalized classes to undergraduate and graduate students on a beautiful, traditional New England campus. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on its quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

Mass Bay Community College

Mass Bay Community College

19 Flagg Drive, Framingham 01702

508-270-4000 

Massachusetts International Academy

Massachusetts International Academy

280 Locke Drive, Marlborough 01752

508-229-6300 

Nichols College

Nichols College

129 Center Road, Dudley 01571

800-470-3379 

RSM School of Math

RSM School of Math

5 Auburn Street, Framingham 01701
508-283-1355 

An after-school educational program for children in grades K-12 that offers top-quality instruction in mathematics, SAT preparation, chess, creative writing, and more. It is an affiliate of the Russian School of Mathematics.

S.E.T. School of MetroWest

S.E.T. School of MetroWest

100 Waverly Street, Ashland 01721
508-231-4500
 
 
Kids learn best when they’re having fun! After-school enrichment program for grades 1-12, including hands-on science, engineering, technology and robotics classes. Fun, full day school year and summer vacation programs. Home-schoolers welcome! Flexible scheduling.  
St. Mark’s School

St. Mark’s School

25 Marlboro Road, Southborough 01772

508-786-6000 

The Learning Center for the Deaf

The Learning Center for the Deaf

848 Central Street, Framingham 01701
508-879-5110 

Ensuring that deaf and hard-of-hearing students achieve their full potential in an educational environment where language and communication are keys to building competence, character and community.

The Tobin School

The Tobin School

73 Cottage Street, Natick 01760

508-655-5006 

Tremont School

Tremont School

57 Brown Street, Weston 02493

781-235-4805

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

12 Highland Street, Natick 01760
508-653-4312

Walnut Hill School for the Arts offers a unique combination of academic rigor and artistic excellence for day and boarding students grades 9-12. Performances and exhibitions are open to the public, many free of charge.

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Community Spotlight: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 14) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.