The Advent School

15 Brimmer Street,
Boston, MA, 02108-0210
     Tel: (617)742-0520
Grades: PK - 6 | 189 students
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 Specials classes in Art, Library, Music, Physical Education, Science, Spanish and Yoga embedded into their weekly routine.
The Advent School offers a robust afterschool ADVENTures Program for students including classes in visual arts, dance, world languages, music, physical fitness, and science.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Learning Programs Supported Literacy Specialist certified in Orton-Gillingham; Mild Learning Differences; Language-based and Non-Verbal Learning Differences
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 189 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 36%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Advent School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 84%
Average Class Size 15 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 $22,100
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten - First Grade: $22,100 Second - Fourth Grades: $22,300 Fifth- Sixth Grades: $22,600 Need-based financial aid grants are available; contact Admission Office for additional information and materials.
% on Financial Aid 24%
Acceptance Rate 47%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Bailey Payne

School Notes:

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: 10/01/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Commonwealth School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Park Street School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Park Street School (0.1 miles away)
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