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 8 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 11. The parent tour and interview is a required part of the application process. Appointments are offered every day, except Thursdays, at 9:00, 11:00 or 1:30 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, Robin Khadduri, at robin@fayerweather.org or call 617-876-4746 to schedule a tour.
  • 3. Open Houses

    • There are several opportunities to explore our classrooms and speak with current parents and faculty:

    • Fall Open House on Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • Winter Open House on Saturday, January 6, 2018
    There is no need to RSVP.
  • 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, 2018.  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.
  • 5. Apply for Tuition Assistance (if applicable)

    Applications for tuition assistance are available online through School and Student Services (SSS) website at sss.nais.org no later than February 1, 2018. Please note SSS also asks for additional financial documentation, such as tax returns and W-2 forms.
  • 6. AISNE Student Evaluation Form(s)

    As a part of the admission process, we use Student Evaluation Forms published by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE). Once you submit your online application, a checklist will be assigned to your child. The online system will prompt you to provide your child's teacher's name and email address, and then an email will be sent to their current homeroom teacher with the appropriate AISNE form attached. This form will be completed by the applicant’s current teacher(s) and sent directly to Fayerweather via mail, email or a fax. These forms are due January 31st, 2018.
    Applicants for PreK through grade 5 need one Student Evaluation Form.

    Applicants for grades 6 through 8 need two Student Evaluation Forms; one for English and one for Math.
  • 7. 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, Ed Kuh.

    • PreKindergarten applicant visit day will be Saturday, January 27, 2018
    • Kindergarten applicant visit day will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018
    • 1st and 2nd grade applicant visit day will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018
    Children applying to grades three through eight will visit on a weekday, and teachers will have organized group and individual assessments.

    • 3rd – 8th grade applicant visit day will be February 9, 2018.
  • 8. Decisions

    Admission decision letters will be mailed on March 9, 2018. Families will have until April 10, 2018 to submit their enrollment contract and deposit to secure a space for the fall.
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.