Curriculum

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...

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...

Registration Now Open for The Advent Collaborative

The Collaborative is now full. Please contact Lauren Leary, Community Engagement Manager, at lleary@adventschool.org to be added to the wait list. The 2018 keynote speaker is John Nimmo, EdD, assistant professor in Early Childhood Education at the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, Oregon. You can read more about...

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...

Return from Reggio Emilia

Kindergarten teachers Paula Hinchliffe and Kate Morton traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy, on a Teacher Travel Grant. Advent encourages its faculty to be life-long learners and Travel Grants support this by providing funds for professional development. Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals that describe how their trip will enhance their curriculum....

Physical Education at The Advent School
A New Way to Measure Success

Advent's physical education teachers, James O'Toole and Meagan Ramos, presented at the AISNE Connected Teachers Workshop. Here, Mr. O'Toole and Ms. Ramos reflect on the presentation. Want to know more about Advent's PE program? Attend the Learning @ Advent event this Wednesday, January 11. Click here for more information. We were...

Sixth Grade's Leadership Workshop
Leadership Workshop for Sixth Graders

Keegan Charlier, Assistant Director of Enrichment, hosted a leadership workshop for Sixth Graders. Here are some highlights about the event. The Sixth Graders were engaged and thoughtful throughout the process. The group focused on improving their communication skills, team building, and problem solving techniques. Students were excited to participate in the...

The Advent School Student Government
Advent Founds Student Government

Advent Founds Student Government The Advent School's first Student Government was introduced on Friday, September 30, 2016. At Friday's Community Share, five students–Lucas, Scarlett, Julia, Raymond, and Skylar–stood before students, faculty, and staff to announce the formation of the Advent Student Government Association (ASGA). We are sharing their proclamation to mark this historic occasion. This year at Advent,...

Michelle Bissanti and Katie Posey
The Advent in England!

Yoga Teacher & Librarian Present at International Conference Two of Advent's teachers traveled to England this summer to present at a conference. Yoga and Meditation teacher Michelle Bissanti and Librarian Katie Posey presented at the Spirituality and the Whole Child Conference at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, England. This conference was attended by...