About Our School
Enrolling approximately 1250 students, Beverly High School offers a variety of programs for its diverse student body, almost ninety percent of whom go on to two or four year colleges. Those programs include 13 Advanced Placement courses, four foreign languages, six science laboratories, fine arts courses, and a career pathways program.
Complementing the classroom curriculum are many co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Beverly is proud of its strong high school academic program and its widely celebrated fine arts program, its athletic teams, and its award-winning student publications. Beverly High School values the various student organizations that foster leadership, service, and social awareness among its student body.
The late John Updike, one of Beverly’s best-known residents, said, “Beverly is a town with something for everyone. If you can’t be happy in Beverly, you’re not trying.” Beverly is a residential and industrial community covering fifteen square miles with a wealth of natural beauty and resources, including nine miles of coastline. Parks and woodlands complement the rural landscape of the city, which is close to Boston and its many cultural and educational resources. Once dominated by the shoe machine manufacturing industry, Beverly has developed a more diversified economy including high tech companies located in industrial areas along the Route 128 corridor. The shoe facility has become the site for more than a hundred thriving small businesses, which rent space in that building.
Beverly boasts a four-year private co-educational college, and an emerging art college in the heart of downtown Beverly. A year-round theater provides a source of culture renowned throughout New England. The city is also home to a large, progressive hospital.
Over 38,000 residents make Beverly their home. Many newcomers have moved to the community because of its physical beauty and its commitment to the development of its children. There are a wide variety of recreational, social and cultural opportunities for young people.
WHAT MAKES BEVERLY HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL?
- Block scheduling
- School-to-career programs
- Wide array of courses including four world languages and 13 Advanced Placement courses
- Dual enrollment program with public colleges
- Recognized interdisciplinary math/science courses
- Virtual High School program
- World language exchange programs
- Award-winning music programs
- Nationally recognized art students
- Award-winning student publications
- Many co-curricular activities and a highly successful athletic program