A Fayerweather education prepares our students for a wide range of high school options. Local independent high schools delight in our students’ love of learning, their ability to question and reflect, and their strong written communication skills. Our Next Schools Coordinator works with eighth grade students and their families to identify their best options for high school; whether it is an independent school or one of our excellent local public school districts.

Our Next Schools process is unique and comprehensive. It helps families identify the academic environment and demands with which their child will be comfortable, the logistics and financial aspects of potential schools and the community in which the entire family can thrive. 
We address all aspects of the admissions process from SSAT prep, to student interviews and advocacy for students placed on wait lists.

Specific elements of our program include:
  • In-house SSAT prep classes taught by Fayerweather staff
  • Consultation with the Next Schools Coordinator in large group and family meetings
  • Access to in-depth knowledge of independent and local public school systems
  • Informal lunches with admissions staff from independent schools, allow students to interact in a low stress environment, increasing the potential for successful, formal interviews
  • Small group interview training for eighth graders with the option for more intensive one-on-one practice, if desired
  • FSS organized panel discussions with recent graduates to gain a greater sense of the culture of different schools
  • Coordination of recommendations from teachers and administrators
  • Advocacy for students on wait lists at their school of choice
Fayerweather fully prepared me for high school while providing me with a supportive, caring community where I could be myself.
-Fayerweather Graduate

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  • Fayerweather graduates have attended and been admitted to the following high schools:

    • Arlington High School
    • Beaver Country Day School
    • Belmont High School
    • Boston University Academy
    • Brimmer and May School
    • Buckingham Brown & Nichols
    • Buxton School
    • Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
    • Cambridge School of Weston
    • Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall
    • Commonwealth School
    • Concord Academy
    • Concord-Carlisle
      Regional High School
    • Lexington High School
    • Milton Academy
    • NuVu Studio
    • Phillips Academy Andover
    • The Putney School
    • Somerville High School
    • State College High School
    • Thayer Academy 
    • Vermont Academy
    • Watertown High School
    • Winchester High School
    • Winsor School

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  • The members of the Classes of 2011 to 2016 are attending the following colleges and universities:

    • American University
    • Bard College
    • Boston College
    • Bowdoin College
    • Brandeis University
    • Brown University
    • Bryant University
    • Bryn Mawr College
    • Clark University
    • Cooper Union
    • Dartmouth College
    • Dickinson College
    • George Washington University
    • Georgetown Universit
    • Hamilton College
    • Ithaca College
    • Johnson & Wales University
    • Merrimack College
    • New York University
    • Pace University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Reed College
    • Smith College
    • Trinity College
    • Union College
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Tampa
    • University of Vermont
    • U MASS Amherst
    • Wesleyan University

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Each year, our 8th grade graduates compose an original speech, in a wide range of styles, about their experience at Fayerweather. This student created a spoken word poem.
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Fayerweather is a private PreK, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. We engage each child’s intellect.