List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How old must my child be for PreK admission?

    PreK applicants must be three or four by September 1st of the year they enter.
  • Q: How old must my child be for Kindergarten admission?

    Kindergarten applicants must be five by September 1st of the year they enter.
  • Q: What is the teacher to child ratio in the classrooms?

    Every classroom has two full-time teachers. In PreK, the ratio is 1:8. In Kindergarten, the ratio is 1:10 and in grades 1 through 8, the ratio is about 1:11. The overall ratio of teaching staff to students is 1:6.
  • Q: What are the school’s hours?

    School opens at 8:30 a.m. and classes begin at 8:45 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:00 p.m. for PreK through grade 6 and 3:15 p.m. for grades 7 and 8. There is a 1:00 p.m. pick-up option for PreK students.
  • Q: Is there an Afterschool Program?

    Yes. The Afterschool Program provides care for children in grades PreK through grade 8. The program runs from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on school days and from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during school vacations. Afterschool is divided into two separate programs. One serves PreK through grade 2, and the other serves grades 3 through 8. There are a variety of clubs and activities offered during the year, such as Band, Lego Engineering, Parkour and Soccer.
  • Q: Does Fayerweather offer tuition assistance?

    Yes. Assistance is given on the basis of need. Over 30% of the students at Fayerweather receive tuition assistance, representing about 15% of the school’s tuition revenue. See Tuition Assistance for further information.
  • Q: How are admission decisions made?

    Fayerweather admits students of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, learning styles and family structures. Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Fayerweather gives priority to siblings of students who are currently enrolled.
  • Q: When are families notified?

    Letters notifying families of our decision are mailed on March 9. Families have a month, thereafter, to enroll their children. Fayerweather also maintains an unranked wait pool of applicants to fill any vacancies that may occur unexpectedly over the spring or summer.
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.