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Advent School, The

15 Brimmer Street
Boston, MA 02108

(617) 742-0520


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led, Reggio-Emilia

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Advent School educates children from Early Childhood through Sixth Grade in a nuturing environment. We promote in-depth understanding adn mastery of academic skills, challenging students to think critically and take multiple perspectives. The heart of the Advent School is its diverse, inclusive community. Our goal is to cultivate compassionate, responsible individuals who have the confidence to take action consistent with their beliefs and understand their part in a larger world.

We offer a program inspired by the innovative approach of the Reggio Emilia pre-schools, where children learn to become reflective problem solvers at a young age.

A Typical Day

Our teachers design curriculum that is shaped by inquiry and self-expression. Step into a classroom and you will see small groups working with pattern blocks, base ten blocks, and other manipulatives to solve mathematical problems. Gaining confidence in their abilities, children move from the concrete to the more abstract thinking while learning with and from each other.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school