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Fayerweather Street School Photo #1 - Fayerweather Open Houses are October 20 from 10 a.m. - noon and December 8 from 1 - 3 p.m., Join us to tour our school, and meet teachers, students and parents!
  • 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 TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1967

Student Body

Total Students200 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Fayerweather Street School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $22,000-$35,000 for the 2019 - 2020 school year.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions DirectorKarina Davis

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee

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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cambridge
    Grades: PK-8 | 536 students
    1.5 miles
    178 Coolidge Hill
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 520-5200
    1.5 PK-8
    536
  • Cambridge
    Grades: PK-12 | 1015 students
    1.6 miles
    80 Gerry's Landing Rd
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 547-6100
    1.6 PK-12
    1015
  • Cambridge
    Grades: PK-8 | 205 students
    1.2 miles
    5 Cadbury Road
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 354-3880
    1.2 PK-8
    205
  • Belmont
    Grades: PK-8
    1.6 miles
    55 Day School Lane
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 484-3078
    1.6 PK-8
    n/a
  • Cambridge
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    Grades: NS-12 | 530 students
    1.3 miles
    45 Matignon Road
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    (617) 499-1451
    1.3 NS-12
    530

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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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