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PK-8
Private
Cambridge, MA
Students enrolled: 200
Before care: No
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765 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

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(617) 876-4746
(617) 520-6700
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December 03, 2014
My three year old started attending Fayerweather this fall and LOVES it. The classroom teachers are excellent and I am continually amazed at the range of new experiences that my son is engaging in. The additional music, art, and Spanish enrichment are a great asset to what the program offers overall. I especially love how quickly my child has felt embraced by the larger school community- it's been great to see him developing relationships with older students who volunteer in his classroom. The school values a diverse community of families and faculty that are supported by active engagement and a curriculum that emphasizes anti-bias curriculum and social justice education. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the community and look forward to continuing through the middle school years. Highly recommend!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
FSS provides a fantastic learning community and our son experienced great academic progress in an inclusive social setting. The teachers show true engagement and provide a classroom atmosphere that encourage the students to work. There are many projects across different disciplines which nicely put the different subjects into a complete picture. The result of this was that learning was fun, and not a duty. Because of the nice classroom atmosphere, the academic progress has been tremendous. Equally important for well-being is the social network which was very easy to enter. We, and our son, felt welcome and included from day one. Our impression, as foreigners with experience from other countries as well as US, is that FSS has provided our son the best academic year ever. If we were to choose once more, FSS would have been only option for us. We are proud of being a part of the FSS community!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2013
When we first looked at Fayerweather Street School when one of my children was entering Kindergarten, we were impressed with the warm atmosphere, the well-rounded approach to curriculum, the confident children, and the fact that all of the middle school age kids seemed to be very happy (which was very different from middle school as I remember it). Since then we have enrolled our second child and both have become one of the happy, confident and successful middle-schoolers I had admired. My kids are driven in their work because the teachers strive to find ways to make the work interesting and ensure that the level of work is just out of the kids' comfort zone so they are engaged and challenged. The only complaint I've had from my kids is that they don't have a Fayerweather high school

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2012
We knew almost immediately upon visiting Fayerweather how well my daughter would fit into the school. Everyone was warm and welcoming. They presented many opportunities to meet other families, learn the curriculum and the culture which is truly unique. We began this year and the well rounded focus on the whole the student has had the greatest impact on my daughter. Not only is the curriculum broad, but the children are taught how to problem solve and work in group settings. The students have extraordinaire teachers who provide a safe setting to learn, practice, explore and experiment their own individual ideas. Additionally their are many staff and faculty that interact with the children to support their social and emotional growth. The school offers Spanish, a truly creative art and wood shop program in addition to Sport and after school activities. My daughter is thriving in a way I never could have imagined. Communication with staff and faculty is supportive and open. Opportunities for parents to provide input to the development of the school is ongoing. We are grateful to be a part of the Fayerweather community.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2012
I currently have two children at Fayerweather, and my eldest is in the process of interviewing and applying to high schools. I cannot say enough how delighted I am with how this process is going, and I feel a large part of my child s success is as a result of the education he has received at FSS. The fact that each child (from fifth grade on) is an active participant in the parent/teacher conference process has made my child comfortable and confident in his interviews. We have friends with children in more traditional schools, and they have shared their frustration at getting their children to complete homework on time without parent involvement. This frustration has now carried over into the h.s. application process. Since FSS has taught my children to think and work within a structure and also independently has made this a non-issue for us. The progressive school system has provided my kids with vital skills in detail work and time management. As a result, I have watched my child organize his thoughts for the essays and work on them independently. It's a wonderful affirmation that Fayerweather has been a great academic setting for our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2012
We were one of several families that left last year. At the time it seemed like a difficult decision but there were too many wrongs at Fayerweather to continue. We didn t expect to find very disruptive students at Fayerweather, so much so that my child s educational and emotional experience would be negatively affected on an almost daily basis. Raising more than one concern with the administration makes you appear as a problem parent and you are quickly ignored. A one way mode of communication exists and we expected and wanted a place where conversation was two-way. The quality of the education was so-so. We felt the distribution between play time during the school day was not in alignment was the amount of homework assigned. A large burden of the school work was placed on the student to do at home, not in school, and there was too much play time at school and not enough emphasis on education. Now that we have moved on, we can clearly see even more negatives with Fayerweather and know that the decision to move on should have been done even sooner.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
My son had a marvelous year at FSS. One year is not an easy time frame for anyone to reside in a country that is half way around the globe from home, especially kids. All sorts of fears, doubts and anxieties quickly dissipated as practically everybody at FSS - from the staff members, teachers, to Head of school - gave us a warm welcome. The students (even older ones) and other parents also embraced us with warmth, helping the transition run smoothly. My son's biggest fear: BULLYING, was proven to be UNFOUNDED. On the contrary, the older kids helped out in class and after school activities, which played a major role in his adaptation process. They also actively included him in various activities outside school. The teachers - from home room teachers to music, spanish, after school teachers, as well as the librarian - were all excellent. They gave tremendous personalized supports to make learning enjoyable. They were very approachable, in person or emails, and always got back to us immediately for all sorts of questions and concerns. When it was time to leave my son could not hide his sadness. It was indeed hard to say good bye to a community that had treated us like family.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2012
FSS is not all rainbows and unicorns. 1) We were told hitting is not allowed" before we went there; only to find out that there are no consequences for hitting or pushing or spiting etc.. My kid was hit numerous times and I think that once is too much for a place like this. 2) Saying we don't have bulling - does not make it true. If you say that your kid is getting bullied then you are an outcast and the issue is not taken seriously. 3) The administration is not kid centric but more dollar centric.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2012
Our experience at FSS was not ideal. We never felt supported or welcomed by the school. We got to the point of asking ourselves Why did they even accept our children at this school if they didn t want us there? I remember how friendly the Admin was when we were being courted to attend, but as soon as we did start I couldn t get as much as a hello from the Admin. Many teachers seem plain exhausted and it can take weeks to pin them down to ask questions or get simple feedback. Lots of turnover each year also. We felt that true dialogue between teachers and parents was not desired and if you asked too many questions you are bullied into leaving or accepting the status quo. There is a Lord of the Flies mentality during recess. Since there are no toys and just one old climbing structure for the younger crowd, the older kids often play with rocks and sticks. It is very odd in such an expensive school to hear your child tell of having to hide a stick for the following recess or of kids throwing rocks at one another out of boredom. Mean play and crying occurred daily.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
My daughter was getting an adequate and sometimes even excellent, education at our local public school. However, she experienced teachers and students who just didn't "get" her-- her learning style, her self-expression, her enthusiasm for learning at her own pace. My beautiful, smart, outgoing little girl was slowly being crushed by not fitting the mold. Then we found Fayerweather. Not only did they take her IEP and implement it beyond what was required, they accepted my daughter's vision of herself and her learning style wholeheartedly. I had many conversations with the Head and Admissions Director about my concerns before my daughter even saw the school, and they were able to reassure me. Once she got here, my daughter melded into the grade and found her first best friends. Each child here greeted her and showed respect for her ideas and contributions. Before long, it was if she had never had another school experience except Fayerweather. When I see her playing her instrument confidently, or presenting a Prezi online presentation about her science project, or just enjoying the playground with her friends, I know that we have made the right choice. Thank you Fayerweather!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
Fayerweather is a terrific school, and more than that, a terrific community. We have two daughters who have been at Fayerweather since Pre-K. They are very different kids with very different learning styles. The school has served both extremely well. Both kids have been challenged and supported in equal measure, and both have made treasured lifelong friendships with other students, parents, and teachers. Nobody gets lost in the shuffle at Fayerweather. We feel really fortunate to have found this place.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2012
If you are looking for a small school with a big vision, competent staff and a safe space for your child to mature intellectually, emotionally and socially, I heartily recommend Fayerweather. Due to previous educational experiences, my daughter came to FSS with gaps in knowledge and skills and a corresponding deficit of self-confidence. She had been shutting down, but the FSS team has worked with competence, insight and care to help her discover herself as a learner and take pride in translating new skills into significant progress. Teachers and admin coordinate and are competent, accessible and communicative. Beyond formal reports and conferences, they welcome additional meetings and correspondence. They've made me a more effective parent by helping me understand my child s learning style. FSS students are encouraged to develop a sense of responsibility to self and to others. Growth ed is a huge hit, where my daughter can engage in discussions about sexuality, bullying, internet, etc. Behavior is grappled with in a non-shaming manner. Diversity, respect, gardening and community service are practiced, and the school is twinned with a community in Haiti. All in all top notch!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2012
My son started at Fayerweather in Pre-K and is now in 2nd grade. I fell in love with the school when I first walked in and we've been very happy with the experience thus far. Fayerweather specifically addresses the interpersonal and group skills needed to be a successful learner as well as the academic ones. The math, science, and literacy education my son has received in first and second grades is extremely rich. For math, in particular, the teachers will have the students go at a problem in a variety of different ways so that the understanding of numbers is much deeper than I had at that age or even later on. Fayerweather is a welcoming, nurturing community, that always has a lot going on -- from guest musical performances to speakers' series, child abuse prevention education, book exchanges (with books written by kids and translated into haitian creole/english with its sister school in Matenwa), to biographies project presentations (5th and 6th graders). Overall, a rich learning environment and a safe, caring community for kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2012
Building resilient and self-confident learners is one of the best things this school does. Both of my daughters loved going Fayerweather each and every day. One daughter is thriving at Oberlin College, the other is just finishing at CRLS and is going to Hamilton College. They both continue to be strong students who are just thrilled about learning. Fayerweather's close knit community benefits the kids tremendously, allowing students to develop at their own pace and to not feel that they have to grow up too fast. 1. Accomplished, dedicated and loving teachers. 2. Great community of parents who believe in progressive education. 3. Child-centered environment focused on what your child finds exciting about learning. 4. Students treated with respect by all adults. 5. Zero tolerance for bullying makes it an extremely safe environment. Thank you Fayerweather!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2012
A veteran elementary school teacher, I was an informed and critical consumer looking for a preK-8 school for our daughter. My husband and I had high hopes for all we would find at Fayerweather. Our expectations have been far exceeded. When researching independent schools, I highly recommend reading each one's mission statement, and then look to see if you find evidence of that mission in action when you visit. From the curriculum to the student-teacher interactions, the upper grades' play to the artwork hanging in the halls, the highly-involved parents to the readily-available teachers, you will see Fayerweather's mission living large, every day. The joy of learning is palpable. Our daughter LOVES her school. She is well-known not just by her classroom teachers, but the specialists and students throughout the grades. The parent community is fantastic as well: warm, thoughtful, open-minded, upbeat and generous. Our family is thrilled to have landed at Fayerweather.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2012
As a medical educator informed about how individuals learn and what factors contribute to a superb experience around learning, I looked for a school for my kids that is progressive, child centered in its approach to learning, supportive of and aware of all different types of learners. I have loved seeing how Fayerweather does justice to an incredibly rich experience. We love the school for the way in which the teachers value experiential learning, the ability to be truly child centered in their approach, the richness of the curriculum, the many many opportunities for kids to shine and really develop a strong sense of self, with good self-esteem and sense of self efficacy. My daughter absolutely loves Fayerweather, and we have been completely thrilled to be a part of an engaged parent community. Would recommend the school enthusiastically and without reservations.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
My daughter loves being part of the Fayerweather community. Fayerweather is a place that tries to look at itself and improve itself. This is a key element of a progressive school --the ability to grow and learn from its own evolving community of new parents and students . The physical environment reflects this desire, having the library in the center, with comfortable places for adults and children to sit and dialogue, making connections, sharing books, and ideas. The place is always buzzing at dismissal. As a public school teacher, I see Fayerweather as the model of progressive education that we had in the Cambridge public schools before MCATS. This model must be preserved. Students thrive here. They have the freedom to do theme teaching and a full integrated curriculum as many wonderful teachers used to do across this city. Fayerweather has been a perfect match for myself and my daughter and her learning style. I have always felt that the teachers and administration here seek to collaborate with me to come up with the best educational plan for my child. It is a special community of educators and families of which I am proud to be a part.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
My daughter has had an amazing experience at Fayerweather. The middle school has so much less drama than at a typical middle school. The opportunity for community service within the school, interaction with kids in all grades, small classes, and caring teachers all add up to a place where she has really thrived. She is well prepared for high school, both academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
There are some AMAZING teachers at Fayerweather. My daughter has been there since K. Three things stand out. First, the math curriculum is conceptual so she and her peers understand what they are doing, and don't just follow an algorithm. Second, the "specials" e.g. music, woodshop, art, gym and library are central to their academic experience. Third, the school is actively combating the wider culture of the "dis" and the put-down by helping kids develop their listening and empathy skills and by fostering their capacity for conflict resolution. But there is more. Class size is small. The oldest kids do a play each year which is an integrative experience on many levels collaborative, substantively challenging, and multi-disciplinary. If I could change some things, I would. No place is perfect. But FSS has helped keep my daughter curious and she looks forward to school every day. The community is a real community too where parents and kids and teachers know and care about each other. Finally, Fayerweather collaborates with a small school in Matenwa, Haiti; the kids write to kids in Haiti, and there is a teacher exchange that enriches both sides.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
I am the parent of 2 FSS graduates who attended the school from K through 8. My oldest is now a freshman in college, where he is thriving, and continuing to pursue the interests honed at Fayerweather. My 2nd child is a freshman at a large public high school (where the school culture, teaching style and dynamics could not be more different from those at FSS) and he is thriving there as well. Why have my kids had such a successful experience post-FSS? First and foremost, because they FSS taught them how to learn. Their opinions were valued, they could ask questions until they understood the material at hand, they were encouraged to think outside the box, and were taught that there are many ways (none wrong) to tackle a problem. They were challenged by the curriculum. And they learned the importance of stepping "outside your comfort zone." My kids' teachers were hard-working, caring, and creative. They took the time to understand how each of my kids learned. The administration was involved and approachable. And the extra-curricular activities (band, drama, sports) allowed my kids to develop new passions. Was it perfect? Perhaps not. But it was close as we felt a school could get!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
As a local teacher and someone who has been in both public schools and private schools here and abroad, I have seen a lot of different models and schools. My children have been at FSS since preK. For those who are looking for progressive education (as a model not just a "descriptive" word) Fayerweather is exactly that. The teachers have longevity in the school which is a reflection of both the respect given to teachers, and strong leadership in the school. As a parent, I appreciate the class sizes and how well my children are truly known in the school. The small classes and working groups are a huge asset that is harder and harder to find. I appreciate the amount of effort that goes into regularly developing and improving the curriculum. I also appreciate the fact that parents are always invited to contribute to the classroom experience as they are able and that the Head has an open door policy yet does not make changes at every parent's whim. I ask a lot of questions and often seek advice and have found both teachers and staff always willing to take the time to answer me. My children bring home so much from art to philosophical ideas from their days at school.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
It s hard to come here and not be able to write a glowing review of FSS because our first impression from the outside looking in was that it seemed so wonderful. We were very excited to have our son go there. All was fine until the first issue arose and then yet another. We found the teachers to be lacking the depth and maturity to adequately address our concerns and the Administration incredibly confrontational at the mere suggestion of any issue. So if you can say with 100% certainty that you will never, academically or socially, have any issues that will need addressing while at FSS then you can coast and hope for a good teacher and probably be relatively happy there. But if you expect more from a school that bills itself as having a child centered approach, then run as fast as you can from her because you will be very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
We came to Fayerweather hoping to find a strong school for our two children. We have been amazed by what we have found. The school has a depth to its faculty and leadership the principal who takes time to read to the youngest students even while developing nuanced long-range planning for the school; the teacher who weaves in additional Spanish beyond the established curriculum of the Spanish teacher. The social/emotional strengths of the school foster the collaborative skills, independent thinking, and self-knowledge required in our modern culture. The academic focus empowers Fayerweather students to thrive in reading/writing, math, history, science, foreign languages, art, music, etc. As we watch students graduate from the school, we continue to see youth who carry a love of learning and an ability to pursue their interests. Teachers are ever at the ready to discuss questions regarding a child, look at the school day to meet needs, and help children thrive. Administration staff make themselves available before, during, and after the school day. As parents, we have found a community beyond our hopes in a school that welcomes our ideas and fosters connections between families.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
My son started in PreK and has had three great years with passionate and dedicated teachers. For an active boy, this school has really hit the mark- academically and socially. Watching his development and consistent enthusiasm and love for school has been amazing. Fayerweather has been perfect for my kid. Academically and socially, it's a great place. And for our family it's truly become our community.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
This is a school that will support your child academically, socially, and individually. We came to FSS from public school after my son struggled with reading. The school provided intensive phonics instruction (Orton Gillingham, now integrated into the elementary grades), and has continued to provide excellent support. The school leads with its commitment to social-emotional development (real strengths) but the stealth strength is academics: in middle school my son is developing the critical thinking and writing skills that as a college teacher I know he needs to do rigorous work in high school and beyond. His peer group is amazingly free of drama--that's not to say things don't happen, but they are dealt with in the most thoughtful ways. I see lots of friends' kids shutting down and pulling away, but my child is becoming more articulate about himself and the world. I have advocated strongly for my son at the school: if you see your work with the teachers and administrators as collaborative, then you'll have rewarding partnerships. Parents are involved, creative, and smart; you'll find great families and sense of community here.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
No one will deny the emotionally support each kid gets at Fayerweather. It is a nurting community of adults and kids. However, as the grades move along, my child is lacking some of the skills necessary to be a student that he should be getting taught. What he gets in support for his personality and learning style, he is lacking in his academic skills The administration is not interested in what parents have to say for the content. They will give them a meeting to hear them out, but do not ever listen to complaints seriously based on their merit. It is definitely not a transparent administration. I do not think they have a good system to keep teachers, as a lot of turn over has happened in the last few years. I would say it is a great warm loving school ofor your pre-k to 4th grader, but i am not a fan of the mis

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
We have two very different children currently at Fayerweather and have been so impressed by the level of individual care that each receives. The school's two-teacher classroom model is an amazing feature that affords the opportunity for each child to be known. I'm always impressed by the reports, informal and formal, that the teachers share with us. Classroom "blog" postings by the faculty are frequent, so we have a great sense about what is going on. When prospective parents ask me why we chose Fayerweather I always talk about the energy and the community. Both are felt the moment you walk in the doors of the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
Our experience was very similar to the one below. It is true - if your child has an issue that is not easily resolved then you are seen as a problem parent and eventually ignored. And yes, there are some extraordinary teachers but lately the newer ones seem more mediocre and hired because of a relationship to another teacher or prior contact with the school. According to the school, bullying does not exist at FSS, but I have heard of many instances of it occurring, only to be responded with disbelief by the staff and administration. I wish the school did remain true to its whole child/ progressive roots and the searching, open-minded, spontaneous 1960s spirit of its founding generation, but there seems little to suggest it does. It appears more like a lost teenager struggling to break away from its past yet uncertain exactly where its future lies. The unique needs and growth of the individual child has been replaced by a need to fill the classroom with the numbers needed to sustain a school of this size while a mini-exodus simultaneously occurs. The lack of strong leadership combined with a confused sense of purpose and goal is definitely felt.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2012
My child went to FSS, K-8. The school remains true to its whole child/ progressive roots and the searching, open-minded, spontaneous 1960s spirit of its founding generation. In maturing and achieving stability over the decades, it has also proven the worth of those founding values and developed its present shining, successful pedagogy upon them. FSS works hard, with talent, toward understanding each child and basing learning on who and what children are and need. The school can thus very fairly claim that it turns out curious, thoughtful, self-aware lifetime learners. As for the parental criticisms I saw on this site, they don't ring true. I have found parents as a "species" to range from godsends to the school, to involved only in a limited manner, to pretty much unreasonable. While there are individual cases of things going awry for a family in any school, it is also true that a very few folks do bring in difficult personalities with them, and matters go downhill from there.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2011
The administration invites parental involvement, but works hard to control it. So you will be invited to a variety of events--breakfasts, plays, to help with the auction, book sale, etc. However, on curriculum night, the parents are ushered out the door at 8:00 so they won t ask too many questions and there are two 30 minute conferences during the year. If issues arise for your child, you may have one or two additional meetings, but if that doesn t resolve things, you will be seen as a problem parent, not a partner in your child s education. There are some extraordinary teachers here who are deeply dedicated professionals, but there is also a lot of inconsistency as well as confusion about philosophy. Your child can have a great experience in some years and a mediocre one at best in others. It s a gamble. There are a number of positive reviews on this site families for whom the gamble worked out, but that s not everyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
The administration is more consered with running the school as a business then helping educate the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2011
Both our sons went through this amazing gem of a school and are now thriving in a challenging high school. Their love of reading and rich writing and analysis skills have easily allowed them to be placed in honors level English and History, and the fabulous one of a kind music program nurtured their creativity and joy as well as their instrumental abilities. They are confident, happy young men who know themselves and can advocate for themselves as learners thanks to Fayerweather!

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2010
Fayerweather is a place where you feel fully supported in your work with kids and families. My fellow staff are not only passionate about what they do but they are also educators who are able to think about children and learning in unique and creative ways. The investment of both the parents and students is a unique and cherished part of Fayerweather. Teaching kids on a daily basis who want to extend their knowledge and challenge their thinking is one of the most joyous aspects of teaching here. The small size of the school allows staff to get to know every child while developing deep and personal relationships with the students in his/her class. I feel lucky and honored to be teaching at such a unique and amazing place.

- submitted by a teacher
December 01, 2010
Fayerweather Street School has been a wonderful school community for our daughter and our family. We started in Pre-Kand she is now in third grade. We have appreciated the level of academic inquiry and enjoyed watching the teachers help her to become her best self.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
My child is in his first year at Fayerweather Street School in kindergarten, and we are very pleased with our choice. The teachers are great. The environment is warm and nurturing. My son loves the school and is growing in so many ways. The other families are really nice. What a great community!

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2010
We originally chose FSS based on some simple pragmatics (location, commute..) and only later realized what a gem of a school we had stumbled into. Our two children went through the entire FSS program. They are thriving! Latin, math, science, writing, art, music, philosophy ... after nine years in a grade-free school we are seeing impressive GPA's in a rigorous high school. More importantly I find myself living with two adolescents who deeply understand themselves. They are empathetic to others, self-reflective and responsible. I thank FSS for their intellectual & emotional maturity & value the community we experienced there.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
We thought we would send our son here for one year and ending up staying because we loved the school so much. The teachers are very creative, energetic, and kind. Every teacher my son has had has made a sincere effort to figure out what each child needs in order to thrive in their classroom. The library is one of my favorite parts of the school - an open, welcoming space.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2010
my son loves the projects at fayerweather he loves the isp (independant science prroject)this year and cant wait 2 be a part of a living wax museum and research someone for his biographies project next year i love the investigation based learning and integrated classrooms for every subject but math i love the commitment the teachers have 2the students it is amazing my daughter graduated and now goes 2 the commonwealth school for high school she thought the monologues project was great she said it taught her alot about others who risked their lives but didnt have 2 during the holocaust

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
While Fayerweather Street School has a progressive mission statement, we do not feel that the school actually carries it through to the classroom. The administration is not progressive and there is a lot of discord between administration, teachers and parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
You know from the moment you walk in that this is a special place. Fayerweather does an amazing job being both academically challenging and child-centered. The teachers know each child incredibly well and support them accordingly. Kids and teachers at the school are community-minded, inclusive, and kind. This school really values diversity making families feel embraced by both the social environment and curriculum. Fayerweather has amazing teachers (and low turn over) and a supportive administration. A small school with big benefits and great resources! I can't imagine sending my child anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
We have two children at Fayerweather. I appreciate most that the school is a safe place for children to grow and develop into thoughtful, independent and caring young adults. The teachers are exceptional and responsive to any issue we bring to them. The administration makes an extraordinary effort to get community input on important decisions that the school makes. The parent community is engaged. Fayerweather is a exceptional school.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
We intended to enroll our son for just Kindergarten because the local school does only a half-day, but we are going to continue on because the school is terrific. Lots of personal attention for kids; the teachers will work with you on whatever you think is important - reading, writing, art, math, music, etc. We saw the results as the year unfolded, it's now Summer and our son is already asking to go back in the Fall.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2008
WE have had one child graduate and go on to a very academically challenging high school with success and a second child still there. Fantastic and committed teachers and great teacher child ratios allow for very personalized education. Kids really get to know themselves as learners and develop confidence in their skills.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2004
One of the few schools left that is able to maintain a level child focused learning that is not out of tune with the demands of the real world in terms of skills. Lots of project based learning, a sense of love of learning on the part of our children and a sense of needing to take an active part in the learning process. Our older child spent 8 happy years there, then went on to a challenging high school program, feeling very prepared. Out younger child graduates soon and it will be a loss to our family to move on!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
Terrific progressive PK-8 school in Cambridge MA. Emphasis on addressing the needs of the individual child both socially as well as academically. Emphasizes the importance of community and stresses conflict resolution and ethics. Every child truly feels welcome and a sense of ownership.

- submitted by a parent
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Fayerweather Street School
765 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA  02138
(617) 876-4746
Last modified Fayerweather Street School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Fayerweather Street School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top