Founded in 1967, Fayerweather is an all-gendered independent private school enrolling approximately 200 students in PreKindergarten through eighth grade. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and accredited by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE).

Our Program

List of 9 items.

  • We use a co-teacher model, which provides more opportunities for 1:1 instruction.

  • Multi-aged classrooms are used throughout the school starting in PreK which has three and four year-olds.

  • Our teacher/student ratio is 1:11, except in PreK, where it is 1:8. The overall ratio of teaching staff to students is 1:6.

  • 85% of our faculty have advanced degrees.

  • Our program includes music, library, shop, physical education, art and theater classes.

  • Community service and social justice work are integrated throughout the curriculum.

  • Over half of the school participates in afterschool programs including intramural sports teams for grades 5-8.

  • School opens at 8:30 a.m. and classes begin at 8:45 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:05 p.m. for Unit students, and 3:15 p.m. for PreK through 6th grade. There is a 1:00 p.m. pick-up option for PreK students.

  • Last year’s graduates were accepted to 15 different private high schools.

Our Community

35% of students self-identify as kids of color

33% faculty and staff identify as people of color

Over 30% of students receive tuition assistance

Fayerweather is a welcoming community for LGBTQ+ families

Families come from over 15 cities and towns in the Boston area
Fayerweather Street School | 765 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-876-4746
Fayerweather is a private PreK, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. We engage each child’s intellect.