The Advent School

Quick Facts

Non-sectarian co-educational day school.

Location

Boston, MA

Grades

Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, Preschool

Type

Private School

Total Students

Tuition per Year

213

$24,500 - $24,990

Average Financial Aid

25% Receive Financial Aid

Religious Affiliation

Coeducation

No

Coed

Student-Teacher Ratio

Hours per Schoolday

4.55

7

Days per School Year

School Website

165

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Address

15 Brimmer St Boston, MA 02108

Phone

617-742-0520

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The Advent School is a private school located in downtown Boston. It serves students from early childhood to sixth grade. The school provides a rigorous education grounded in social justice and a thematic and integrated approach to learning.


School’s Mission Statement...
Since 1961, The Advent School has stayed true to its founding vision: an urban school whose community reflects the diversity of Boston; a forward thinking curriculum that inspires and engages a child’s passion for learning; a commitment to social justice and a culture of collaboration where every child has the confidence to take action in a connected world.


Academics
The school’s academics are based on the Reggio Emilia concept.  This approach makes use of art as a form of expression for children and is based on respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery.
At the school, students explore all subjects in an integrated, thematic way. Emphasis is placed on thinking critically and applying a broad set of skill to mathematics, reading, writing, science, history, and geography.
Students are encouraged to make connections between different disciplines. With a yearlong study theme, students learn how to actively integrate scientific, cultural, and literary studies.

This emphasis on integrated learning starts early in kindergarten where, for example, students study butterflies and learn about life-cycles and family and community, thereby making important connections with the larger world. Third Graders, in turn,  study concepts of independence and freedom, using literary references and historic sites in Boston as subjects of investigation. And then, sixth graders make connections between the rigid social structure of medieval Europe and the civil rights movement in the United States.


After-School Programs
The school’s enrichment program includes outdoor games, science exploration and crafts, private music and voice lessons, homework club, as well as cooking, and gardening courses.