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Advent’s Fall Open House

The Advent School, an independent school located in the heart of Boston, has served families and educated students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade since 1961. The School is guided by our image of the child as competent and capable, and a belief in the importance of context to learning. Our...

2018 Head’s Fall Welcome Address

On Thursday, September 6, Advent hosted its annual Head's Fall Welcome at Moseley Hall, Church of the Advent. Advent's Head of School, Nicole A. DuFauchard, formally addressed the faculty, board members, and parents in attendance, and welcomed the community to the 2018-2019 school year. Below is an excerpt from her speech...

Second Graders Raise $3,000 in T-Shirt Sales for Human Rights Campaign

The following is a press release written by the Second Grade students at The Advent School. The students designed and sold t-shirts to be worn at Boston's Pride Parade on Saturday, June 9, 2018. All proceeds were donated directly to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working...

Advent’s Librarian Teaches Course in Ethiopia

Advent's School Librarian, Dr. Posey, recently returned from teaching a two-week graduate level course on Education and Technology to ten students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The students in her class attend college in Addis, where they are each completing a Master’s Degree in either Educational Leadership or Holistic Child Development. Dr....

Earth Week Begins at Advent

This year, The Advent School's Parents Association is leading an initiative to celebrate Earth Day. In honor of the day, all Advent community members will engage in a week-long pledge called Earth Week. Below is a message from the Parents Association, which was shared in the April editions of Advent's @Advent...

Advent Partners with GAIM for Themed Math Competition

As a school located in the heart of Boston, one of the most progressive cities in regard to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, The Advent School is committed to partnering with local and national organizations focused on science and mathematics education. One of the partnerships Advent has recently created...

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. Click here...

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...