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 Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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.: 21%
Students by Grade Fayerweather Street School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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 North Cambridge Catholic High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cambridge KinderCare (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cambridge Friends School (1.2 miles away)
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  • Cambridge Cambridge KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    100 Cambridge Park Drive
    Cambridge , MA , 02138
    (617)876-0102
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.6  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Cambridge
    Haggerty School
    110 Cushing Street
    Cambridge , MA , 02138
    (617)349-6555
    0.9  mi  |  279  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Cambridge
    Cambridge Montessori School
    Montessori School
    161 Garden St
    Cambridge , MA , 02138
    (617)492-3410
    Montessori School
    1.2  mi  |  238  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Cambridge
    Spring Hill Montessori School
    Montessori School
    40 Blakeslee Street
    Cambridge , MA , 02138
    (617)576-9196
    Montessori School
    1.2  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Cambridge
    Cambridge Friends School
    (Friends)
    5 Cadbury Road
    Cambridge , MA , 02140
    (617)354-3880
    (Friends)
    1.2  mi  |  205  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 25, 2013 - 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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