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An Open Letter on Behalf of Independent Schools of New England

The following open letter was featured in the Sunday, March 11, 2018 edition of The Boston Globe, and was written on behalf of Independent Schools of New England. Nicole A. DuFauchard, Advent's Head of School, joins her colleagues from across New England in support of this important message. An Open Letter...

Advent Families Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Boston Cares Day of Service

Each year, Boston Cares, New England's largest volunteer agency and Advent community partner, hosts a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The event is held on the annual federal holiday observing Dr. King's legacy and efforts toward equality and social justice. This year, participants of the event...

Advent Students Give Gifts of Gratitude

Advent students are asked to practice gratitude within their classrooms each day. In February 2017, around the Valentine’s Day holiday, the students in Fourth and Sixth Grades were asked to put their recognition of gratitude into practice through the ThinkGive program. Instead of bringing in treats for the class, with...

Recipients Announced for 2017-2018 Professional Development Travel Grant

The Advent School is pleased to announce that Judean Patten-Clark, science teacher, and Jenn Meader and Molly Rountree, Third Grade teachers, are the recipients of the 2017-2018 Advent Professional Development Travel Grant. As recipients of the Grant, the teachers will receive funding for their proposed curriculum-related travel this school year. The...

Advent Faculty Spotlight: Amy Walrod

Amy Walrod, Advent’s newest art teacher, has led a life full of artistry. An Advent after school teacher for the past six years, as well as a celebrated illustrator, Walrod’s involvement in Boston’s art community has spanned decades. With the exception of a period of time spent living with her family...

Advent Recognized for Leading Colleagues in the National Education Field

Advent leads colleagues in presenting educational practices and hosting onsite visits, allowing educators to see the School’s philosophy in action. Boston is seen as the hub for progressive, innovative education, and with several top tier universities and institutes, our city is also a natural choice for hosting educational conferences. The Advent...

Advent Faculty Spotlight: Marlene Boyette

Self care, confidence, and a sense of community are the three philosophies that Marlene Boyette, Advent’s Yoga & Mindfulness teacher, instills in her students each day. Boyette leads Advent’s Yoga & Mindfulness Program, a unique and integral part of the School’s curriculum. Though this is her first year at Advent,...

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Having Tough Conversations with Your Children

The Advent School’s psychologist, Dr. Rebecca Platt, Psy.D, sat down with parent Ali Johnson to talk about coping strategies that can be used when families are faced with difficult situations. With the controversial rhetoric of the presidential election, the stress of the upcoming holiday season, as well as everyday worries,...