Welcome to Fayerweather Street school where active learning is visible in each classroom. We appreciate your interest and look forward to partnering with your family during your school search. We understand that choosing a school community is an important decision, and Fayerweather not only embraces each and every child but also each and every family. Of course, the best way to learn about Fayerweather is by connecting with us! Schedule an appointment by emailing our Director of Admissions, Karina Davis. We look forward to meeting you!
The Fayerweather Street School campus is closed to all visitors at this time. In place of in-person tours, we invite you to take a virtual tour as a family. Fill out this brief inquiry form to learn more about the admissions process and upcoming events.

Why Choose Fayerweather?

    • DEIB at FSS

      Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives at Fayerweather have been a part of our mission since our founding. This work continues to be present in our classrooms, across our curriculum, and throughout our community.

Admissions Checklist

List of 6 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

    Parent tours are an optional step and generally on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-10am. Parent interviews are a required and run Monday through Thursday at various times of day.

    Once you have submitted an inquiry form, you are welcome to schedule a parent tour and/or interview through our online registration system or by emailing our office  at admit@fayerweather.org. 
  • 3. Application

    Our online application system includes the parent/guardian statement and subsequent checklist items. 

    The non-refundable application fee is $50. Fee waiver codes are available - please reach out to us if you would like one!
  • 4. Apply for Tuition Assistance (if applicable)

    Applications for tuition assistance for the 2024-2025 school year will be available online through School and Student Services (SSS) and due no later than February 1, 2024. 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.
  • 5. Student Check-In

    All PreK -2nd grade applicants and parents will be invited to participate in grade level screenings. During these sessions, children will be asked to participate in a variety of activities that will help us get to know them. Parents will be given the opportunity to ask questions related to Fayerweather’s curriculum and school life. 

    3rd-8th grade visits will include time with classroom teachers across various disciplines as well as an academic assessment. 

    These visits are designed to begin building connections as well as conduct individual assessments. We will inform you of your screening date by mid-January.

    Please note: In an effort to support an equitable admission process, Fayerweather does not require standardized testing as part of the admissions process. All 6th-8th grade applicants will be given a writing prompt to complete at the time of their visit.
  • 6. Decisions

    Decision letters will be mailed on March 10, 2024. Families will have until April 10, 2024 to submit their enrollment contract and deposit to secure a space for the fall.

Admissions Timeline

At this time, we have limited availability in select grade levels for Fall 2023. If you are curious to know more about these options, please email our Admissions Office directly: admit@fayerweather.org. 

Otherwise, we look forward to engaging more extensively with you in September as we prepare for our Fall 2024 cycle.
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.