Grades: PK-6 | 207 students
Our small class sizes and low student-teacher ratio allow for personalized attention from Advent faculty.
Students and teachers explore concepts together in our inquiry-based classrooms: asking questions, testing hypotheses and gathering information to construct understanding.
The Advent School is a co-educational independent school for students age four through Sixth Grade with outstanding academics, small class sizes, and an emphasis on diversity and social justice. Our co-teacher model allows our faculty to work closely with students in small groups, and also model the collaboration we encourage among students during long-term investigations. In addition to the thematic curriculum at each grade level, Advent students have classes in art, library, music, physical education, science, Spanish and yoga embedded into their weekly routine.
The Advent School offers a robust After-School Education Program for students including classes in visual arts, dance, world languages, music, physical fitness, and science.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-6|
|Total Students||207 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||44 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 15 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$24,500|
|Tuition Notes||Pre-Kindergarten-First Grade: $24,500 Second-Fourth Grades: $24,750 Fifth-Sixth Grades: $24,990 Need-based financial aid grants are available; contact Admission Office for additional information and materials.|
|% on Financial Aid||
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Bailey Payne|
- Founded in 1961 on the principles of social justice, the School takes pride in the exceptional education we offer children. Interweaving skill instruction and in-depth thematic study, we believe that teaching children within a meaningful historic, cultural, and environmental context builds confident students able make robust connections in their learning. The Advent School educates children from Early Childhood through Sixth Grade in a nurturing environment. We promote in-depth understanding and mastery of academic skills, challenging students to think critically and take multiple perspectives. The heart of The Advent School is its diverse, inclusive community. Our goal is to cultivate compassionate, responsible individuals who have the confidence to take action consistent with their beliefs, and to understand their part in a larger world.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2015
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