Applications for each grade level are accepted as enrollment space becomes available. Our primary entry point is our Early Childhood Center, which is a full-day, five-day-per-week program. Enrollment grows slightly for our Kindergarten program, and the grade size will remain consistent through our Sixth Grade year.
Early Childhood Center: age 4 by September 1
Kindergarten: age 5 by September 1
First Grade: age 6 by September 1
Please refer to our Tuition and Financial Assistance page for information about annual tuition rates and affording an Advent education. Advent has an historic commitment to providing access to the School through financial aid grants to families with demonstrated need.
School opens at 7:45 a.m. and classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Friday dismissal is at 12:30 p.m. After-school education is available every day until 5 p.m., with extended care available until 6 p.m.
The Advent School was founded to represent the diversity of Boston and diversity remains central to our mission. Racial, ethnic, religious, family composition, and socioeconomic diversity are all represented and celebrated within our community.
The Advent School attracts families from all over the Boston area, including the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, North End, South End, among others; the towns of Cambridge and Somerville; and other nearby towns and suburbs.
At Advent, co-teachers are partners for everything that happens within their classroom. The co-teaching model allows for real-time assessment and documentation, small-group work, and differentiation of learning. Each teaching team is a model of collaboration for students.
Parents are deeply involved in the life of the School. The Parents Association organizes programming for families including socials, community service projects, and other events that mirror Advent’s mission. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available that can accommodate busy schedules.
There is no formal dress code, but students are asked to wear neat, clean, and appropriate clothing. Students have recess on our playground each day, so children are asked to bring outerwear appropriate for all types of weather. Students are required to wear sneakers for PE classes.