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.
In general, the Extended Day Program provides care for children in grades PreK through grade 8. The program runs from 3:15 – 6:00 p.m. on school days and from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during school vacations. Extended Day is divided into three separate programs serving PreK-2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-8.
In addition to the regular Extended Day program, there are a range of extracurricular activities offered throughout the school year. These include our intramural sports teams, various clubs led by both students and staff, STEM classes, theatre offerings, and more! Both Extended Day students and other FSS students may participate in these programs.
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.
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.
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.