2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

PreK (half-days – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) $21,360
PreK (3 full-days & 2 half-days) $25,630
PreK (full-days – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) $27,910
Kindergarten $29,010
Grade 1 $29,530
Grade 2 $30,100
Grade 3 $30,860
Grade 4 $31,440
Grade 5 $32,450
Grade 6 $33,020
Grade 7 $34.300
Grade 8 $34,760

Afterschool Care

5 Days $6,700
4 Days $5,700
3 Days $4,450
2 Days $3,100
1 Day $1,650

PreK Afterschool fees are 1/2 the above rates.

Commitment to Access

At Fayerweather we are committed to keeping our school affordable to families of different economic means, believing that socio-economic diversity is an important component of our mission. We work closely with each family to do our best to make tuition and a Fayerweather education within reach for as many applicants as possible. Extracurricular activities and extended care are pro-rated at approximately the same level as tuition. In the 2018-19 school year, Fayerweather allocated more than $1,000,000 to a program of need-based tuition assistance. This year 30% of the student body will receive tuition assistance. The average aid amount is approximately $15,000.

Tuition Assistance FAQ

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How are aid amounts determined?

    To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to tuition expenses, Fayerweather uses a third-party financial aid system, School and Student Services (SSS) developed by the National Association of Independent Schools. SSS provides a top-level estimate of what a family may be able to afford for tuition, based on an assessment of both annual earnings and other family assets. SSS gives us the foundation for an “apples-to-apples” assessment of each family’s financial needs — but it is just one piece of the award determination process. In calculating each award, we also take into consideration our annual tuition assistance budget; the total financial aid applications (both school-wide and by grade level), previous-year awards, and other financial information. For all of these reasons, our school may ask your family to contribute more or less to tuition than what is estimated by the SSS analysis.
  • Q: How does a family apply for tuition assistance?

    To begin, families must complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) with SSS by February 1. For divorced or separated families, both parents must submit PFSs. SSS also asks for additional financial documentation, such as tax returns and W-2 forms.

  • Q: What are the policies for previous aid recipients and siblings?

    FSS has a commitment to continue aid for returning students whose families remain within the eligibility guidelines. Once a student has enrolled in the school and is receiving tuition assistance, FSS does its best to continue to meet the family’s tuition assistance needs. As family circumstances change, tuition assistance awards may be adjusted up or down accordingly. Our commitment to financial aid extends to siblings of current students who will be entering FSS.
  • Q: Questions?

    If you have any questions about the school’s tuition assistance program, please contact Charlie McDermott, Director of Finance and Operations at (617) 876-4746, ext. 715. All tuition assistance information will be treated as strictly confidential.

Admission Timeline

January 15
  • All applications due
January 22
  • Classroom Visit Day for prospective parents - 9:00-10:30
January 25
  • PreK applicant visit day
January 29
  • 6th through 8th grade applicant visit day
February 1 *
  • SSS application due
February 1
  • Kindergarten applicant visit day
  • 1st and 2nd grade applicant visit day
February 7
  • 3rd through 5th grade applicant visit day
February 25 *
  • Copy of 2018 Federal Tax Return (1040 and all accompanying schedules) due to SSS
March 8
  • Acceptance Letters for Admissions mailed
  • Tuition Assistance award notification mailed
April 10
  • New families notify FSS of intent to enroll
  • All families notify FSS, in writing, of acceptance of Tuition Assistance award
  • Please be aware that our financial aid budget is often fully allocated by the end of April.
Your application is not complete until a copy of your 2018 tax return is submitted. All awards are provisional pending receipt of the return.

* Tuition Assistance applicants only
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.