Fayerweather Street School

765 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-0213
Tel: (617)876-4746
Grades: PK-8 | 210 students
The Fayerweather Street School is an independent, progressive school that provides a child-centered approach to learning from PreKindergarten 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 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 210 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Fayerweather Street School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
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
Admissions Director Cynthia Bohrer


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


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

Nearby Private 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 Cambridge KinderCare (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cambridge
    Cambridge KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.5 miles
    100 Cambridge Park Dr.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Cambridge
    Grades: K-6 | 279 students
    0.9 miles
    110 Cushing Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Cambridge
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    1.2 miles
    5 Cadbury Road
    Cambridge, MA 02140
  • Cambridge
    Grades: NS-8 | 205 students
    1.2 miles
    161 Garden St
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Cambridge
    Grades: NS-PK | 10 students
    1.2 miles
    40 Blakeslee Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

School Reviews

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, 05/21/15
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, 03/25/13

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