Fayerweather Street School

765 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-0213
     Tel: (617)876-4746
        
   
Grades: PK - 8 | 212 students
The Fayerweather Street School is an independent, progressive school that provides a child-centered approach to learning from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Fayerweather educates children to become self-confident and self-directed learners, critical and reflective thinkers, explorers of ideas, and risk-takers.
We are respectful of individual learning styles.
Our integrated and thematic curriculum is designed to spark questions and concerns about the world while providing a structure in which strong academic skills are developed.
Fayerweather supports educational research, professional development, and engagement in community action.
Fayerweather strives to build and sustain a community with varied backgrounds of race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
We are committed to preparing students to engage in an interdependent and diverse world.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 212 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 38%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Fayerweather Street School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 20 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $16,800-$27,365 for the 2012-2013 school year.
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Cynthia Bohrer

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Afterschool Band, Basketball Club, Build It Yourself/ Lego Robotics, Chorus, Computer Animation, Drama, Math Clubs, Math Olympiad, Middle School Play, Parkour, Private Music Lessons, Soccer Club Chorus, Drama, Math Clubs, Math Olympiad, Parkour, Soccer Club, Afterschool Band,
Basketball Club,
Build It Yourself/ Lego Robotics,
Computer Animation,
Middle School Play,
Private Music Lessons,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cristo Rey Boston High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Haggerty School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Spring Hill Montessori School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • CambridgeHaggerty School
      (Non-sectarian)
    110 Cushing Street
    CambridgeMA 02138
    (617)349-6555
      (Non-sectarian)
    0.9 mi | 279 students | Gr. K-6                      
  • CambridgeSpring Hill Montessori School
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    40 Blakeslee Street
    CambridgeMA 02138
    (617)576-9196
    Montessori School  (Non-sectarian)
    1.2 mi | 10 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • CambridgeCambridge Montessori School
    161 Garden St
    CambridgeMA 02138
    (617)492-3410
    1.2 mi | 205 students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • CambridgeCambridge Friends School
      (Friends)
    5 Cadbury Road
    CambridgeMA 02140
    (617)354-3880
      (Friends)
    1.2 mi | 205 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • DorchesterCristo Rey Boston High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    100 Savin Hill Ave
    DorchesterMA 02125
    (617)825-2580
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.3 mi | 311 students | Gr. 9-12                      

School Reviews

1 month ago
I chose Fayerweather because I wanted to kindle my son's love for learning, creative thinking, and global citizenship. At FSS, the teachers get to know each child and leverage their interests and passions. The Shakespeare play, the Colonial Fair, and the cities project are just a few examples of the engaging experiential approach to learning at Fayerweather. The community is diverse (nearly 40% are families of color and about 30% receive tuition assistance). I've have made many good friends among the close-knit parent community. I couldn't be more pleased with the progress my son has made at FSS.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Fayerweather Street School is able to achieve the best of both child-centered yet rigorous academics and a supportive social environment that values diversity and social justice. It''s a small school that offers a big variety of offerings in the arts, academics, and community engagement. This is my child''s 4th year attending the school and our family couldn''t be happier.
- Posted by Parent

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