The Birches, which opened in September 2012, is a New Hampshire state charter school located in Salem, N.H. Our arts-integrated curriculum is designed to to help learning occur for each and every child. For more information about our school, please make a selection from the About Birches menu available from every page of our website.
Why is Birches Different?
The mission of The Birches Academy is to provide a learning community that supports excellence in core academics and the arts while cultivating the individual qualities and strengths of each child. This is done by creating an environment that will:
- Provide rich curricula in reading, spelling, writing, mathematics and science with a focus on skill development and application. There will be an emphasis on the use of projects which make connections between academic subject areas and the arts.
- Help students realize their intellectual and social potential by providing individually planned instruction founded on each child’s individual qualities, strengths and innate curiosity according to an individualized plan. A Personal Learning Plan (PLP) will be created for each child taking into consideration the individual child.