Mission, History, and Governance  

History and Mission

The Athenaeum Learning Center is the South Shore’s newest private school.  We were granted the legal status of a private school by a unanimous vote of the Pembroke School Committee on October 4, 2016.  We are also recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt educational charity.  Please click here to see our GuideStar profile.


The Athenaeum Learning Center believes that a 21st century education promotes critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration skills, and an understanding of the child’s place in the larger, connected world.  We value intellectual creativity, diversity, and each child’s individual academic path, and aim to instill every student with the skills they will need for future academic, career, and emotional success.


Non-discrimination Statement

The Athenaeum Learning Center does not discriminate, in either employment or admissions, based on the race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.  This applies to both students and families.


We are committed to creating a multicultural environment, and to seeking out a diversified student body and faculty.  We are committed to the support and respect for the dignity and worth of each member of our community.


The Athenaeum Learning Center is governed by a Board of Trustees, which meet four times each year.  Our Board for the 2017-18 school year is:

Lynn McGee, Chair

Meghan Connolly Riley, Vice-Chair

Megan Butow, Clerk

Treasurer - Currently Open

Megan Buhr, Head of School (non-voting member)

We are currently looking to grow our Board of Trustees, and finding a new Treasurer is currently a high priority.  Please click here to learn more about becoming a member of our Board.