The Advent School

Tel: (617)742-0520
  • The Advent School is a co-educational independent school for students ages four to 12 in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. The co-teaching teams model the collaboration we encourage among students during long-term investigations and small group work. With outstanding academics, small class sizes, and an emphasis on diversity and social justice, our students are prepared to enter Seventh Grade at a variety of independent and exam schools in the greater Boston area. In addition to the thematic curriculum at each grade level, Advent students have classes in art, library, music, physical education, science, Spanish, and yoga embedded into their weekly routine.
  • The Advent School offers a robust After-School Education Program until 6 p.m. Monday - Friday for students including classes in visual arts, dance, world languages, music, physical fitness, and science.

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-6
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 207 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Advent School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,000
Tuition Notes Pre-Kindergarten-First Grade: $25,730 Second-Fourth Grades: $25,990 Fifth-Sixth Grades: $26,240 Need-based financial aid grants are available; contact Admission Office for additional information and materials.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nora Goddard

School Notes

  • Founded in 1961 on the principles of social justice, the School takes pride in the exceptional education we offer children. Interweaving skill instruction and thematic study, we believe that teaching children within a meaningful historic, cultural, and environmental context builds confident students, who are able to make robust connections in their learning. The Advent School educates children from Early Childhood (pre-Kindergarten) through Sixth Grade in a nurturing environment. We promote in-depth understanding and mastery of academic skills, challenging students to think critically and take multiple perspectives. The heart of The Advent School is its diverse, inclusive community. Our goal is to cultivate compassionate, responsible individuals who have the confidence to take action consistent with their beliefs, and to understand their part in a larger world.
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