2018 Featured Schools
Browse schools by age group:
adventschool.org | 617.742.0520 x 15
The Advent School is a premier elementary school located in the heart of Boston. Students from Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade are immersed in an engaging academic environment while learning to be critical thinkers, confident scholars, and compassionate citizens of the world. Advent students develop a true love of learning, and a strong foundation for their progression to middle school.
The Advent School is hosting fall and winter Open Houses on Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
For other inquiries or visit opportunities, contact Nora Goddard, Director of Admission and Next Schools, at 617-742-0520 x 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit our website at www.adventschool.org.
atrium.org | 617.923.4156
Celebrating 35 years, Atrium School is located in Watertown in an award-winning green building. Atrium School’s Pre-K–8 progressive education encourages academic curiosity, creativity, and exploration while fostering each child’s intellectual growth. Our students develop confidence in themselves and respect for others within a joyful, vibrant community of nurturing teachers, engaged parents, and enriching partnerships.
We are pleased to offer both a full-day and half-day Pre-K program for children who turn four years of age by September 15.
Atrium’s Middle School serves as the next step for our grade 5 students and draws additional students from many area schools and communities. Our students are well prepared for either independent or public high schools through an innovative curriculum and program.
Atrium students are enriched by the Studio Art, Music, and Violin programs, Theater, Library, Spanish, STEM, and Athletic Activities and Sports Teams.
- Please join us at our 2017-2018 Open Houses
- Attend our amazing “A is for Atrium” preschool series
- Or schedule a tour and see how Atrium students experience EXCELLENCE WITH JOY.
austinprep.org | 781.944.4900
Founded in 1961, Austin Preparatory School, also known as Austin Prep, is a private coeducational, Catholic independent day school that offers wide-ranging opportunities. The academic program covers seven years, from grades 6-12 and is aligned with the best practices and teachings of St. Augustine. The administration and faculty at Austin work hard to foster an environment where our young men and women develop as lifelong learners, are engaged citizens, and are equipped to succeed in life after Austin Prep. Our classes average 16 students and the student to teacher ratio is 10:1.With more than 18 interscholastic athletic programs, 60 clubs, and 19 Advanced Placement courses, Austin graduates are all accepted to four-year colleges and universities. The Office of Admissions hosts visitors on campus beginning in October and looks forward to sharing the reasons why Austin Prep would make a true difference in the life of your child. Your Journey starts here.
bfarm.org | 781.934.7101
Choosing the right educational path from the very start empowers your child for the future. At Bay Farm Montessori Academy, learning means exploration, and children discover that learning is fun. Educating children from 12 months to age 14 (grade 8) on its nine-acre campus in Duxbury, Bay Farm is one of the South Shore’s oldest and largest Montessori schools. Bay Farm provides an enriching academic environment with exceptional academic programs that are supplemented with a strong visual and performing arts curriculum, outdoor educational experiences, and a nurturing community where children learn with joy and develop the skills and experience to emerge as self-confident learners and leaders. Start your child’s educational journey in a program that builds on children’s natural sense of wonder. Let their first steps toward learning take them down a path that truly prepares them for the future. Bay Farm is dedicated to providing a well-rounded education, delivered individually. Visit bfarm.org or call 781.934.7101.
belmonthill.org | 617.993.5220
As a school for boys, Belmont Hill understands what makes boys tick—how they think, act, and develop in mind, body, and spirit. Hallmarks of Belmont Hill include its extraordinary faculty, who develop strong relationships with the boys as they also advise, mentor, coach, and share lunch with them. The School emphasizes academic excellence with a strong commitment to athletics and the arts. Belmont Hill provides the finest learning resources, including the state-of-the-art Melvoin Academic Center. The School attracts boys of all backgrounds, and celebrates a diverse and dynamic learning environment. A selective admission process is funded by more than $5.1 million in financial aid, with over 30% of the students receiving need-based financial assistance. Belmont Hill offers 16 interscholastic sports and 57 teams that have captured 118 titles since 2000, including six ISL titles and two New England Championships this past year. Boys participate in theater, various ensembles, chorus and glee clubs, and a renowned a cappella group.
Visit campus for our Curriculum Night Open House: Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Go to BelmontHill.org for more information.
bement.org | 413.774.7061
The Bement School, founded in 1925 and located in historic Deerfield, MA, is a co-educational junior boarding and day school serving 220 students in grades kindergarten through grade 9. Boarding is offered for grades 3-9. Bement’s rich, secondary school preparatory curriculum motivates and challenges students with rigorous project-based learning. Bement students flourish in a renowned fine arts program and competitive athletic offerings. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. Students and adults at Bement work together to create a climate of acceptance, kindness, and challenge in which the academic, creative, physical, and emotional growth of each child is nurtured and realized. Students are well prepared at Bement and go on to attend Deerfield, NMH, Williston, Phillips Andover, Milton, Miss Porter’s, Suffield, Pomfret, Choate, Hotchkiss, Berkshire, Loomis Chaffee, Lawrenceville, Hill, Episcopal, Mercersburg, and Blair among others.
buacademy.org/ | 617.353.9000
Now in its 25th year, Boston University Academy offers students in grades 9-12 an unparalleled high school experience. At BUA, students’ zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable. Small class sizes and close relationships with teachers allow students to pursue their passions and nurture their talents. Ninth and tenth grade students are immersed in a liberal arts curriculum, while upperclassmen enroll in courses at Boston University in addition to taking courses offered by BU Academy. Prior to graduation, students regularly complete up to twelve courses (equivalent to approximately 40 college credits) from the University’s undergraduate curriculum. BU Academy students in good academic standing enjoy guaranteed admission to Boston University.
At BUA, ambitious students with intellectual curiosity find a community that supports and celebrates their growth, not only as thinkers, but also as individuals. We invite you to attend an Admission Open House on November 5 to learn more about our distinctive academic program and our vibrant community.
brimmer.org | 617.738.8695
Brimmer and May, an independent co-educational day school, from Pre-K-12, inspires thinkers and doers through a global approach to learning and well-rounded exposure to science and the arts.
This fall, Brimmer unveiled a new Innovation, STEAM, & Maker Lab center as well as an upgraded library learning commons on campus. The advanced facility provides students with access to state-of-the-art lab space and areas for both collaborative and focused work. The school was excited to introduce a new learning environment that improves connectivity within the community while meeting future learning trends in the ever-evolving world.
Brimmer’s curriculum upholds high academic standards while fostering creative thinking to develop problem-solving skills. Programs in STEAM, Global Studies, and Creative Arts allow for in-depth interdisciplinary coursework, real-world problem solving, and sophisticated expression and design.
Visit brimmer.org to learn about the school, located in Chestnut Hill..
bisboston.org | 617.522.2261
World-class personalized learning, small class sizes, and an international student population makes The British International School of Boston a top choice for American and international families eager to find an inspiring and challenging educational experience.
BISB is committed to helping every student, from 18 months to 18 years, achieve academically, personally and socially in an inclusive, vibrant, community, representing 75+ heritages. Students succeed, thrive, and enjoy their learning, which is driven by outstanding, passionate teachers offering challenge and support as needed. Students are inspired to be ambitious and set personalized goals, being taught skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and resilience. From Middle School, students are offered international experiences, including exchanges with schools in Spain and France, and a service learning trip to Tanzania. All students participate in real-world learning activities.
As a member of Nord Anglia Education, a family of premium education schools in 15 countries, BISB students benefit from a unique global learning experience, including enriched curricular though our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and UNICEF. “Students become internationally-minded, global citizens that colleges around the world are seeking” says Anique Seldon, Director of Admissions and Marketing.
charlesriverschool.org | 508.785.0068
Charles River School is an innovative, progressive independent PreK-8 school located in MetroWest Boston. At CRS, we believe in learning through discovery, value children as individuals, and challenge students to think broadly and deeply.
For nearly 120 years, we have educated students in academics, arts, and athletics. Our thematic curriculum enables students to explore concepts and discover connections. CRS students learn to embrace risk taking and become resilient.
Classes are small, learning is personalized, and teachers are dynamic and accessible. Co-teaching is a central part of our model, with two dedicated lead teachers in each classroom.
A CRS education instills in children an understanding and appreciation of our diverse world. Our students graduate with confidence and strong academic and problem-solving skills, prepared to be the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow.
Located in Dover, approximately 10 minutes from I-95 or Route 9, our 16-acre campus features a Wetlands Laboratory, playing fields, and bright, spacious classrooms surrounding a central playground. Currently, a new middle school building is under construction, and new transportation options will be available for the 2018-2019 academic year.
cushing.org | 978.827.7000
Founded as a coeducational institution in 1865, Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. The school is located 62 miles from Boston and draws students (grades 9-12, PG) from over 30 countries and 30 states to its rural 162-acre campus that boasts outstanding facilities. A Cushing education begins and ends with inquiry, and the Academy’s college preparatory program is designed to ensure a transformative experience for each individual, at every level. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, write effectively, express ideas persuasively, and collaborate with respect. Great teaching, enriched by an amazing breadth of offerings, allows students to discover a passion for learning and to build skills for success in college and beyond. As pioneers in Academic Support, Cushing strives to meet students where they are and provide them with a powerful toolkit for academic success. The Academy’s renowned ESL Program provides comprehensive support tailored to students’ needs, and prepares them to take full advantage of curricular offerings. Cushing’s longstanding tradition of excellence in athletics is paired with its expansive departments in both visual and performing arts. Open House events: November 10 and December 2. RSVP at cushing.org/openhouse. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
tchs.org | 617.566.4394
The Chestnut Hill School is an independent, coeducational elementary school comprised of a preschool (starting at age 3), an all-day Kindergarten, and grades 1 through 6. CHS has maintained its legacy of preparing intellectually skilled, confident leaders since its founding in 1860. Our curriculum focuses on encouraging the inherent curiosity of children, inspiring critical thinking, problem solving, and a genuine love of learning. Our educational philosophy emanates from our mission of academic excellence, diversity, and community. Faculty, staff, and students come from over 30 communities in the Greater Boston area. The school strives to acknowledge differences in our backgrounds while celebrating commitments to equity and social justice. Dedicated and talented teachers create an environment that provides a balanced approach to learning, supports the whole child, and is rooted in sound elementary education developmental practice. A host of music, afterschool, and summer programs enrich our extracurricular offerings. If you’re curious, join us at our Open House Sunday, November 5, from 1-3pm at The Chestnut Hill School 428 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA.
commschool.org | 617.266.7525
Recognized as one of the region’s premier independent schools, Commonwealth School, a coeducational day program for students in grades 9-12, is dedicated to adventurous intellectual and artistic exploration. Commonwealth’s Back Bay location gives students unparalleled access to Boston’s resources, fostering meaningful scholarly research, annual independent projects, and community service. Travel abroad and all-school weekends in Maine encourage students to take initiative and learn about the world.
Commonwealth’s curriculum is rooted in rigorous analysis, discussion, inquiry, and writing. Its expert teachers take pride in helping students develop their interests, follow their curiosity, and advance their skills and thinking. College-level electives include Multivariable Calculus, Russian Thought and Literature, Modern East Asian History, Wave Physics, and more.
Each student chooses a faculty advisor, and they meet one-on-one weekly. These close relationships are the foundation of a warm, generous community where individuality and creativity are cherished. With an enrollment of 150 and 36 teachers, students at Commonwealth are uniquely positioned to discover their passions and thrive. Learn more at an upcoming Open House: Sunday, November 5 and Tuesday, December 5.
dedhamcountryday.org | 781.329.0850
At DCD, we believe that balance matters—in learning and life. We combine academic challenge with support; pedagogical tradition with innovation. Strong scholastics combined with outstanding arts and athletics create a program that is balanced and whole. Here, a premium is placed on both academic and emotional intelligence.
Children learn who they are as diverse individuals and how to be part of something bigger. Acceptance is a given, and children find encouragement in every connection they make. It’s a community that nurtures, nudges and gives. That’s how we grow “whole” children—and ultimately adults who will thrive with the intellectual and emotional capacity to contribute to their world and enjoy meaningful lives.
Visit us on our 17-acre campus just minutes from Route 128 in Dedham. You’ll get an immediate sense of how our students learn to think creatively and critically. From Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8, you’ll witness them tackling hands-on projects, collaborating, taking risks, solving problems—and, most of all, experiencing joy in learning.
Classroom Observations: November 9, November 30, January 19
derbyacademy.org | 781-749-0746
Founded in 1784, Derby is one of the oldest co-educational day schools in the country for students from Pre-K through Grade 8. Our mission remains the same now as it was two hundred years ago: to improve both mind and heart. Small class sizes and a dedicated faculty support a well-balanced curriculum of academics, arts, athletics, and community service in a collaborative environment that fosters creativity and critical thinking.
- Average class size of 15
- New, state-of-the-art Maker Space for innovation
- Responsive Classroom Social Curriculum
- Teamwork fostered through an Outdoor Education Curriculum
- Growth supported by Peer Mentor and Faculty Advisory Programs
Visit our 27-acre campus today and see why Derby Academy is the best educational choice on the South Shore for Pre-K through Grade 8 education.
dextersouthfield.org | 617.751.3600
Dexter Southfield is an independent school for students in grades Pre-K-12, located on a 36-acre hilltop campus in Brookline, MA. In each of the school’s three divisions, teachers encourage students to unlock what’s possible by teaching the power of a “can-do” attitude. Students have the opportunity to explore myriad areas of interest and to try new things—in and out of the classroom—every day.
Guided by the motto “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow,” our single-sex coordinate programs take shape developmentally in the lower, middle, and upper schools just as our students do. From our STEM curriculum to our new, state-of-art athletic facilities, and from our hallmark public speaking program to the rich depth in the arts, the school instills confidence, grows individual talents, and builds an ethical foundation for life in each student.
To learn more, attend an open house or call the Admissions Office to schedule a campus tour.
fayerweather.org | 617.876.4746
Founded in 1967, Fayerweather is a Pre-K through grade 8 school with an emphasis on progressive education. We strive to help students connect with their own curiosity and find joy in the learning process. Our vibrant classrooms are filled with passionate teachers and engaged learners. We offer:
- Thematic, project-based curriculum
- Challenging academics
- Commitment to social justice and an anti-bias curriculum
- Diverse student population
- Co-teacher model with multi-age classrooms
- Spanish, music, art, woodshop, library, and physical education
- Generous financial aid
Open house: Saturday, November 18, 1:00-4:00pm
fessenden.org | 617.630.2300
You’ve imagined this world for your child. A nurturing community that instantly becomes a second home. A place where children are eager to unearth new passions and talents. A school that provides endless possibilities for growth and development, and where students actually have fun learning. The Fessenden School is more than an independent day and boarding school for boys in Pre-K-grade 9. It’s a journey. An educational playground. A family. Located just minutes from downtown Boston, Fessenden provides an academic experience that both supports and inspires boys to venture beyond their comfort zones. By demonstrating kindness and respect, faculty and staff encourage students to strive, interact, and claim their identities with both confidence and humility. You don’t have to imagine this world any longer. Join us this fall for a Fessenden Open House so you and your family can experience the transformative power of a Fessenden education firsthand. Visit fessenden.org/OH17 to learn more.
gisbos.org | 617.783.2600
German International School Boston is a bilingual independent school serving students from age 3 to grade 12. At GISB, children develop native-level proficiency in English and German as they grow from curious explorers into independent learners.
Our intensive Fast Track program welcomes excellent students entering grades 3-6 with little to no previous German language skills. Fast Track is taught by an experienced master educator who combines one-on-one and small group support in the regular classroom with a full day of specialized German instruction weekly. Fast Track prepares students to participate in GISB’s regular curriculum within one year.
GISB graduates achieve:
- native-level proficiency in German and English
- an advanced math and science education
- a Massachusetts high school diploma
- the German International Abitur, an internationally recognized honors level diploma
Our international focus, urban location, commitment to affordability, dynamic after school program, and engaged family community make GISB a special place to learn and grow. Let us partner with you and your child to teach the skills and habits that confident, compassionate, creative global citizens need.
Visit us to see what makes our approach to bilingual education unique.
Open House: November 16, 8:30-11:30am and December 2, 11:00am-1:00pm.
inlyschool.org | 781.545.5544
An innovative, independent school on the South Shore of Boston, Inly School inspires students to be creative thinkers and self-motivated, lifelong learners. Inly’s preschool through middle school programs blend proven Montessori curriculum and educational best practices at all levels.
Inly Fast Facts:
- 286 students; Low student–teacher ratio
- Multi-age classes grouped by developmental level
- Spanish, Chinese, Visual & Performing Arts, Technology, Robotics
- Robust experiential learning program; Team and league sports
- da Vinci Studio for applied creativity and problem-solving
- 4-acre outdoor classroom, walking trails, organic gardens
- Nut-free and allergy-friendly
The tangible benefits of an Inly education include a deep understanding of academics, hands-on skills, and a discerning ability to think critically. The intangible benefits—confidence, independence, and social and interpersonal responsibilities—separate Inly grads from their peers and prepare them to be real world ready.
Learn more at a Fall Open House:Thursday, November 16, 7:00–8:30pm and Friday, November 17, 9:00–10:30am.
kingsley.org | 617.226.4927
Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is a leading elementary, independent day school embracing the best institutional practices and curriculum, in harmony with our core Montessori method pedagogy. With a growing enrollment of 325+ students toddler to grade 6, Kingsley offers a dynamic and student-centered education. We strive to make the most of each student’s unique gifts and interests and to empower students to take ownership of their learning so that they may become happy, confident, and successful learners for life. Kingsley’s core values include parents as partners, knowing each child as an individual, and providing academic and developmental support for students and their families through their foundational decade of learning—critical years to grow and learn. Kingsley holds dual accreditation by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) and the American Montessori Society (AMS).
All School Open Houses:
- November 5, 1:00–3:00pm
- January 18, 8:45–10:45am
26 Exeter Street
Kindergarten Info Sessions:
- November 2, 9, 16
- January 4, 11, 25
- 8:30–9:30am 26 Exeter Street
lca.edu | 781.862.7850
Lexington Christian Academy is Greater Boston’s most established college prep school integrating faith and learning. Teachers inspire students to ask challenging questions which foster critical thinking and creativity. Our diverse student body enjoys small classes led by passionate and qualified faculty. LCA’s rich and challenging academic program offers a variety of specialized programs including AP courses, advanced research, the Concentrations Program, and Senior Internship: an intensive three week off-campus professional placement which is the capstone experience for the graduating class. LCA is a proud member of TABS and has received Exemplary School Accreditation from ACSI.
- Student Body: 300 students in grades 6–12
- Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
- Faculty holding advanced degrees: 78%
- Ethnic diversity: 46%; International students: 14%
- 5-Day boarding program
- Makerspace for hands-on learning
- Academics In Action weeklong experiential workshops
- 13 Varsity Sports and award-winning Arts program
- Performance center with stadium-seating for 430