Andover Classical Charter School in Andover

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In 1997 there was a proposal by a group of townspeople lead by Susan Dalton to create The Andover Classical Charter School to alleviate overcrowding in the Andover middle schools. The school was to use the Hirsch Goal Setting model. The proposed location was the Franciscan Center on River Road. The school was to be a Commonwealth Charter School (on that is not governed by local school committee) as opposed to a Horace Mann Charter School (governed by local school committee).

The State Department of Education would not award a charter to the Andover Classical Charter School calling the teaching methods proposed too progressive.


  • "Advocates Planning for a Charter Middle School', Andover Townsman, September 25, 1997, page 6 and 37.
  • “Why a Charter School? Why Here?”, Andover Townsman, October 30, 1997, page 1 and 31.
  • “Andover Charter School Would Cut Crowding”, Andover Townsman, page A1.
  • "Andover Enters Unchartered Waters", Andover Townsman, April 16, 1998, page 13.

--Eleanor (talk) 14:17, 5 November 2015 (EST)

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