BOXFORD

Boxford, a rural town 24 miles north of Boston, is divided into East Boxford Village & West Boxford Village.  It is heavily forested and criss-crossed by various streams and brooks, many of which empty into the Ipswich River on Boxford's southern border. A number of ponds dot town as well, among them Stiles Pond, Cedar Pond, Spofford Pond, Lowe Pond, Four Mile Pond and Baldpate Pond. Throughout Boxford there are also a number of scenic hiking trails.  Small farms are interspersed throughout Boxford. Stone walls, remnants of old farming land boundaries, meander through the area.  Boxford offers rural life convenient to I-95, which runs through the eastern side of the town.  Boxford has one high school, Masconomet Regional High School, serving the towns of Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield. Students may also elect to attend North Shore Technical High School in Middleton or Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Danvers. Nearby private schools include The Governor's Academy in Rowley; St. John's Preparatory School (boys only) in Danvers; Phillips Academy in Andover; and Brooks School in North Andover.  Masconomet Regional Middle School is also located in Boxford, and is attached to the high school. There are three elementary schools in Boxford. The Harry Lee Cole School Preschool - Grade 2, the Spofford Pond School, Grades 3-6, Boxford Academy: Preschool - 5th grade.