We are so glad you are considering Fayerweather Street School. As a progressive PreK through grade 8 school, we strive to help students connect with their own curiosity and find joy in the learning process.

Finding the school that is the best fit for your child and your family is a big decision. Our goal is to make your application process welcoming and straightforward. We are always available to answer your questions, talk through the process, and provide you with additional information. We look forward to getting to know you and your family through the admissions process.

The best way to get to know Fayerweather is to come and visit. Stop by an Open House or schedule a tour by calling 617-876-4746 or emailing admit@fayerweather.org.

Admissions Checklist

The application process at Fayerweather involves the steps listed here.

List of 7 items.

  • 1. Complete an Inquiry Form

    We use an online application process. Once you have completed the inquiry form a username and temporary password will be created. This will allow you to log in and begin the application.
  • 2. Parent Tour and Interview

    School tours begin October 10. The parent tour and interview is a required part of the application process. Appointments are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 and 11:00 from October through February. Please note, if you are applying to PreK, you will have to tour at 9:00 as our PreK students are out of the classroom at 11:00 and resting at 1:30. Due to a high demand for tours, we encourage you to schedule your visit early. Please email Director of Admissions, Karina Davis, at karina@fayerweather.org or call 617-876-4746 to schedule a tour.
  • 3. Open House

    • Open House on Saturday, November 16, 2019. 
    Become a Fayerweather student and join us for an interactive lesson to experience first-hand our educational approach. Learn more about who we are with remarks from our head of school, guided tours, and explorations of spaces as we uncover how the Fayerweather magic works. Register online today!
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  • 4. Application

    To begin an application, please click here or click on the application button on the right. Either one will take you to our online system. Applications are due as soon as possible, but no later than January 15, 2019.  Applications received after January 15th will be considered as space permits. Please contact us for more information. Applications may be submitted before or after you visit the school. The non-refundable application fee is $40.

    Applicants for grades 5 through 8 may submit SSAT or ISEE scores but they are not required.
  • 5. Apply for Tuition Assistance (if applicable)

    Applications for tuition assistance are available online through School and Student Services (SSS) no later than February 1, 2020. Please note SSS also asks for additional financial documentation, such as tax returns and W-2 forms.
    Please be aware that our financial aid budget is typically distributed by the end of April.
  • 6. Applicant Visit

    Children applying for PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade will visit for a playgroup session with other children applying for the same grade. During the playgroups, parents will have the opportunity to participate in a Question and Answer session with our Head of School, Kim Ridley.

    • PreK Applicant Visit Day - Saturday, Jan 25 from 8.30-10am
    • K-2nd Applicant Visit Day - Saturday, Feb 1 from 8.30-10am
    • 6th-8th Applicant Visit Day - Wednesday, Jan 29 from 8.30am-12.30pm
    • 3rd-5th Applicant Visit Day - Friday, Feb 7th from 8.30am-12.30pm
    Children applying to grades three through eight will visit on a weekday, and teachers will have organized group and individual assessments.
  • 7. Decisions

    Admission decision letters will be mailed on March 10, 2020. Families will have until April 10, 2020 to submit their enrollment contract and deposit to secure a space for the fall.

Get to Know FSS!

Please join us at any of these great events throughout the fall:
  • AISNE Expo for Families of Color
    Sunday, Oct. 6th

  • Cambridge Ellis School Fair
    Monday, Oct. 21st from 7:00pm-8:30pm  

  • 5/6 Timeline All School Meeting
    Monday, November 4th from 2:15pm-3:00pm 

  • Fayerweather Street School Open House
    Saturday, Nov 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm 

  • Unit Elective Share
    Monday, Nov 18th from 2:15pm-3:00pm 

  • Afterschool Band/Alumni Performance
    Tuesday, Dec 3rd from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Burren
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.