Welcome to SELA: The International Private School!

At SELA, we treat every child that walks through our doors as an individual. Experience has taught me that every child has a unique learning style and absorbs information in a way that makes sense for him or her. We work with each student to help them succeed both academically and socially, as an individual and as part of a group.

Our immersion environment helps children to improve their cognitive and critical thinking skills, while developing proficiency in their target language. Research shows that children learning a second language often surpass their peers who study the same content solely in their native language.

Not only do SELA students develop proficiency in a second language, but they grow to become global citizens – truly understanding the world around them and gaining an appreciation for all cultures through hands-on learning and exploration.

The best way to experience what sets SELA apart from other schools is to visit! I encourage you to schedule a time to see our school in action.

Our door is always open.

Sandra P. Baldeon
Founder, Executive Director

Our Facility

 SELA is a place where students and faculty can easily connect with each other throughout the day. Situated in the beautiful Shipyard area of Hingham, we make our home in a bright, friendly, and safe 20,000 square foot space. 

Each classroom is well-equipped with the materials needed for our students to excel in their lessons and inspire a love of learning. 

In addition to the more than 20 classrooms, our facility also has an indoor gym, 4 outdoor parks, and a large outdoor field space. 

Norwell Location

SELA has expanded to a second location in Norwell! This new construction has classrooms for students ages 3 months to 5 years old.  We’re excited to share our unique curriculum and love of language learning with other communities who can benefit from our school. We’re so happy to be part of the Norwell community!