Fayerweather Street School

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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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 200 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1967

Student Body

Total Students
200 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Fayerweather Street School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $22,000-$35,000 for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions Director
Karina Davis

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Build It Yourself/ Lego Robotics, Math Olympiad, Young Scientists Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Afterschool Band, Chorus, Drama, Glee Club, Middle School Play, Private Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Club, Parkour, Soccer Club
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 200 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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