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Welcome from Nicole A. DuFauchard

The Advent School’s Head of School

Since 1961 The Advent School has provided an outstanding education, grounded in the principles of social justice. At Advent, we believe that teaching children within a meaningful historical, cultural, or environmental context builds confident students who seek out connections within their learning.

In the heart of Boston, students from pre-school (Early Childhood Center) through Sixth Grade are actively engaged in mastering their skills. Our classrooms foster dialogue and encourage learners to cross the boundaries between subject areas. The Advent School draws upon the city’s historic, cultural, and natural resources. From the Museum of Science to the Freedom Trail, students recognize that the city is an extension of their classroom.

Using the thematic approach, students explore all subjects under the umbrella of a theme. We teach students to think critically and apply their skills in mathematics, reading, writing, science, history, and geography. The arts play a major role in our program, while technology is the vehicle through which students learn to research and represent their understanding.

Each grade level benefits from having co-teachers in each classroom.  Students work in small groups led by teachers whose focus is to deepen each student’s understanding. Our classrooms foster collaboration, and students learn with and from one another.

The Advent journey begins in pre-school (ECC) and continues through Sixth Grade. Students make connections throughout their time at Advent, with each year of study building upon the next. Our graduates go on to their next schools instilled with the confidence and critical thinking skills that empower them to be 21st century change makers.

I invite you to experience The Advent School by attending one of our Admission events.

Nicole A. DuFauchard's Bio

Nicole A. DuFauchard has been the Head of School of the Advent School in since 2013. Before her time at Advent, she served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC. Nicole holds a BA in Political Science and International Affairs, and an MA in Organizational Communications and Development with a concentration on Cross-Cultural Communications. Nicole has spent the last 20 years exploring equity and access in education. Nicole works with school boards across the country to engage in equity and justice work and serves as a mentor for Administrators and Faculty of Color and Women aspiring for school leadership roles with NAIS and AISNE.

Nicole is a faculty member for the National Association of Independent Schools’ Diversity Leadership Institute and a board member and chair of the Trustee Committee for AISNE. She is also a board member for Waynflete School; a member of the Elementary School Heads’ Association (ESHA) Membership Committee Member on Diversity and the ESHA Annual Conference Chair for 2016; and a Partner for the Planning Committee for the 2017 Progressive Educators Network Annual Conference.

Nicole is a Global Ambassador for the Queen Morta School in Vilnius, Lithuania, and is also a member of the corporation of the Community Music Center Boston. Nicole lives in Boston with her husband Ray, their son Raymond, and their French bulldog, Miles Morales Davis DuFauchard.

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