The Advent School | Events
Begin your Advent journey by attending an admission event.
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The Advent School will suspend operations and close its buildings on Monday, March 16 with the goal to reopen on Monday, March 30. Please see the School’s COVID-19 Resource Page for full details and updates.

The Admission Office postponed in-person events and will instead offer virtual events. The Department of Teaching and Learning’s Curriculum Night scheduled for Thursday, March 19 is moved to a virtual with Claire Price, Dean of Students, and Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty. I will be in touch early next week with a link to sign up for video conversations and virtual events through Zoom.

Admission Events and Important Dates

We are looking forward to seeing you at our admission events. Tour the School, meet current parents, faculty and students, and learn about our academic program.

Attending an admission event is a suggested part of the application process. Contact Sarah Thompson-Kablik, Director of Enrollment Management, with questions about any event.

Past Events

Open Houses

The Advent School is hosting three fall Open Houses! At each event, you will meet the admission team and current parents. Learn about the School’s academic program, our Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to teaching and learning, and Enrichment opportunities. Each Open House is from 8:45 – 11:30 a.m. and takes place at our main building at 15 Brimmer Street. Click here for driving and MBTA directions.

RSVP using your Ravenna account, or by clicking your preferred date below. Please contact with questions.

All of our Open House dates are currently full. Please contact to be placed on the waitlist.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hyde Park Interest Night

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6 – 8 p.m.
Thomas M. Menino YMCA

Prospective Family Playdate in Back Bay

Sunday, November 17
2 – 4 p.m.
Clarendon Street Playground

East Boston Interest Night

Thursday, November 21
6 – 8 p.m.
East Boston Library

Curriculum Night with the Department of Teaching & Learning

Thursday, December 10
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Advent’s SMART Lab

Coffee with the Head of School & Alumni

Thursday, January 9, 2020
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Advent’s SMART Lab

Application Deadline

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Application deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2020. We encourage families to complete applications prior to the application deadline if possible. After submitting the application, families will be prompted to sign up for their child’s individual screening through the online application.

ECC & Kindergarten Classroom Visit Day

Saturday, January 25, 2020

All ECC and Kindergarten applicants are required to attend as part of the application process. The Office of Admission will assign applicants the one hour time slot.

Financial Aid Assistance Deadline

Monday, February 10, 2020

Financial aid applications and all supporting documents are due to the Office of Admission by Monday, February 10, 2020. Learn more about Advent’s financial assistance program on the Tuition & Financial Assistance page.

Prospective Family Playdate in Charlestown

Sunday, November 3, 2019
2 – 4 p.m.
Harvard Street Playground

The Advent School campus is temporarily closed and learning has moved online. For updates, please visit the School's COVID-19 Resource Page.