Top 5 Best Cambridge Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 private schools serving 3,595 students in Cambridge, MA (there are 20 public schools, serving 8,325 public students). 30% of all K-12 students in Cambridge, MA are educated in private schools (compared to the MA state average of 12%).
The best top ranked private schools in Cambridge, MA include Cambridge Montessori School, The Cambridge Matignon School and International School Of Boston.
The average acceptance rate is 46%, which is lower than the Massachusetts private school average acceptance rate of 71%.
29% of private schools in Cambridge, MA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Friends).

Top Ranked Cambridge Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Cambridge Montessori School
Cambridge Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(6)
161 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-3410
Grades: NS-8
| 152 students
Fayerweather Street School
Fayerweather Street School Photo - Stop by for a visit during our annual Fall into Fayerweather: Open House on November 4 from 10 AM - 12 PM! Come and learn more about our community and our approach to progressive education. You'll get to explore our school, meet faculty and staff, talk with parents, and play on our giant slide!
Alternative School
(2)
765 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-4746
Grades: PK-8
| 205 students
80 Gerry's Landing Rd
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-6100
Grades: PK-12
| 1,022 students
The Cambridge Matignon School
The Cambridge Matignon School Photo
(Catholic)
(4)
1 Matignon Road
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 876-1212
Grades: 9-12
| 304 students
Haggerty School
110 Cushing Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-6555
Grades: K-6
| 279 students
International School Of Boston
International School Of Boston Photo - Grades 2-12 Building
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
45 Matignon Road
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 499-1451
Grades: NS-12
| 571 students
Shady Hill School
Shady Hill School Photo
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 520-5200
Grades: PK-8
| 531 students
Allium Montessori School
Allium Montessori School Photo
(3)
1555 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(508) 205-9530
Grades: 1-6
| students
Cambridge Friends School
Cambridge Friends School Photo - CFS students with their teacher outdoors.
(Friends)
(4)
5 Cadbury Road
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-3880
Grades: PK-8
| 136 students
Cambridge KinderCare
Cambridge KinderCare Photo - Cambridge KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
100 Cambridge Park Dr.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-0102
Grades: NS-PK
| students
85 Bishop Allen Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-5554
Grades: K-1
| 6 students
James F Farr Academy
Special Education School
71 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-4922
Grades: 8-12
| 29 students
Malik Academy/ Al Bustan Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Islamic)
808 Memorial Dr
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-2322
Grades: PK-K
| 51 students
St. Pauls Choir School
St. Pauls Choir School Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
(10)
29 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-8658
Grades: 3-8
| 42 students
St. Peter School
(Catholic)
96 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-0101
Grades: PK-8
| 197 students
Wild Rose Montessori School
Montessori School
2284 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 453-8110
Grades: PK
| 52 students
Wildflower Montessori School
Wildflower Montessori School Photo - Our environment is prepared specifically for the children--everything is child-sized, beautiful, and inviting to use!
Montessori School
(6)
364A Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-0757
Grades: PK-K
| 18 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Cambridge, MA?
The top ranked private schools in Cambridge, MA include Cambridge Montessori School, The Cambridge Matignon School and International School Of Boston.
How many private schools are located in Cambridge, MA?
17 private schools are located in Cambridge, MA.
How diverse are private schools in Cambridge, MA?
Cambridge, MA private schools are approximately 42% minority students, which is higher than the Massachusetts private school average of 30%.
What percentage of students in Cambridge, MA go to private school?
30% of all K-12 students in Cambridge, MA are educated in private schools (compared to the MA state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Cambridge, MA?
29% of private schools in Cambridge, MA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Friends).

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