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7 Boston-Area Private Schools Now Enrolling New Students

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Finding the right school for your child can be a daunting task, especially with so many excellent options in the Greater Boston area. Besides academics, you’ll want to consider opportunities outside the classroom—such as athletics and extracurriculars—as well as how the school handled the switch to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re looking to challenge your gifted high-schooler or a preschool that will get your child started on the right foot, the following schools can help you narrow your search.

British International School of Boston

British International School of Boston (BISB) goes beyond traditional educa­tion to transform learning for students from toddlers through high school and provides opportunities and experiences that your child cannot get anywhere else. BISB’s international curricula are enriched through collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, and UNICEF. Amazing global activities, expeditions, and experiences broaden their students’ horizons and expand their understanding. At BISB, each child’s academic success is rooted in acclaimed interna­tional curricula presented by excep­tional faculty. The high school culmi­nates in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), offering a pathway to top-tier US and international colleges and universities. Your child will experience individualized learning with support and challenge, allowing them to achieve their best. Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA | 617-522-2261

Cape Cod Academy

Cape Cod Academy is an indepen­dent, college preparatory school for students in kindergarten to grade 12. Situated on 46 acres in Osterville, the school features outdoor classrooms, multiple athletic fields, two gymnasi­ums, state-of-the-art science labs, and a black box theatre. Camp Cod Academy instills a love of learning in students as they pursue academic excellence and develop life skills in a safe, values-cen­tered community. Students are inspired to become inquisitive learners, leaders in their communities, and eventually, leaders in our global community. One ­hundred percent of Cape Cod Academy seniors are accepted to four-year col­leges. The school is now enrolling for the 2021-22 school year. Osterville, MA | 508-428-5400, capecodacademy.org 

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Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. The Academy’s college preparatory program ensures a transformative experience for individuals at every level. Outstanding teaching, enriched by a remarkable breadth of offerings, allows students to discover a passion for learning and build skills for college and beyond. As a pioneer in learning support, Cushing meets students where they are and provides them with a powerful toolkit for academic success. Outside the classroom, a long-standing tradition of athletic excellence and expansive visual and performing arts programs round out the opportunities for a range of students to thrive in this supportive, diverse, and community-oriented environment. Ashburnham, MA | 978-827-7000

Fayerweather Street School

Founded in 1967, Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge is a pre-K to grade 8 school with an emphasis on progres­sive education. The school strives to help students connect with their own curiosity and find joy in the learning process. The vibrant classrooms are filled with passionate teachers and engaged learners. They offer an anti-bias curricu­lum with a focus on social responsibility. They have a diverse student population, plus a co-teacher model with mixed-age classrooms. The offerings include Spanish, music, art, woodshop, library, and physical education. Cambridge, MA | 617-876-4746

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Lexington Christian Academy

Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) has been a leader in Christian education for more than 75 years, serving families with students in grades 6 through 12 who value an excellent education and a commitment to faith. Sick of online learning? LCA students have been in-person this school year with new safety protocols, a cohort learning model, and time outside every day. LCA students remain remote-ready at all times while enjoying all the benefits of in-person learning. On-campus and online, LCA students will be on track for success in school and in life. LCA has openings for fall 2021! Lexington, MA | 781-862-7850

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The Russian School of Mathematics

The Russian School of Mathematics is an award-winning, after-school math enrichment program. Recognized for its academic excellence and bright students by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, The Russian School of Mathematics helps students develop a deep and lifelong understanding of mathematics, and an advanced way of thinking and approaching problems. Their unique approach consists of a continuous K-12 curriculum taught by expert teachers in a classroom environment of peers who study together year after year. The fall class is now enrolling. Call for a free math evaluation at a location near you to get started. Multiple Locations | 855-MATH-855

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Wellan Montessori School

Wellan Montessori School is an independent school for students ages 15 months through eighth grade. Wellan students benefit from a unique balance of freedom and responsibility offered by the school’s progressive Montessori curriculum, which promotes both individually paced academic progress and collaborative project-based learning. Graduates demonstrate strong executive functioning skills that enable them to succeed at top public and independent schools in the Greater Boston area. Empathy, community service, innovation, and social justice are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Located in Newton Centre, the school draws students from diverse backgrounds in surrounding communities. Financial assistance is available. Newton Centre, MA | 617-969-4488