Capture curiosity.
Develop potential.

The Star Academy’s primary objective is to capture a child’s natural curiosity and to develop his/her potential as a lifelong learner.

Our private school offers Preschool, Elementary School, and Middle School.

Star Academy has two locations in Watertown, MA and Wellesley, MA.

Our Philosophy

Each child carries tremendous potential within. Our goal at Star Academy is to gently lead each child to realize their innate potential at the highest degree.

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Our customized curriculum combines proven traditional American methods with the world’s best innovative approaches to teaching. We offer Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary School (Grades 1-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and a convenient after-school program.


Our early learning program is aimed at developing flexibility of children’s minds and utilizing their intellectual potential to the fullest.

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Learn more about our academically-forward elementary school program for Grades 1-5. Find course offerings, schedule, curriculum, and more.

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Learn more about our dynamic, academically rigorous, middle school program for Grades 6-8. Find course offerings, schedule, curriculum, and more.

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Summer Camp

Learn more about our specially formulated Summer Camp options at our Watertown location! Find course offerings, schedule, curriculum, and more.

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The Founder and Director of Star Academy, Larisa Bankovsky, is a proven math teacher of over 33 years. She has experience teaching students of all school levels in both former Soviet Union and in the United States. Larisa holds two Master's Degrees - Master's in Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics from Dnepropetrovsk State University (Ukraine) and Master of Arts in Education from City College of City University of New York. She has been developing mathematical curriculum as well as specialized programs for advanced mathematical development of students for over twenty years.