The Advent School is a progressive, co-educational independent school for students ages four to 12 in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Reggio Emilia inspired, 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,950
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
200 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Advent School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) five days each week, and includes field trip fees, books, and all classroom materials. Please refer to the FAQ webpage for a complete list of what is and isn’t included in the tuition and feeds.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Lauren D. Lewis
Admissions Associate
Doug Surgenor

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.
Profile last updated: 09/07/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 200 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,950
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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