Boston is home to a long list of well recognized independent schools. Families often choose private education because of specialty academic programs, athletics, religion, smaller class sizes, and many other reasons.

After a couple of years in the public schools in Newton, we decided to explore private schools. We toured multiple schools in Newton, Wellesley, Dedham, Natick and Watertown. In the end, we enrolled our kids in different schools. Our final selections were based primarily on fostering and developing the individual interests of each child. For our son, we chose a school that has a more challenging academic program and various options for team sports. We enrolled our daughter in a school dedicated to fine and creative arts.

We recommend starting the discovery process as early as possible so you have time to make an informed decision prior to applying. Tour the schools, discuss the program and curriculum, and meet faculty and staff at an open house.

ARLINGTON

Private schools in Arlington, MA: Lesley Ellis School

Lesley Ellis School
34 Winter St., Arlington, MA 02474
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
Middle School: October 28, 2020 | 7:00pm
Contact Andy Stratford at astratford@lesleyellis.org for more information

BELMONT

Belmont Day School
55 Day School Ln., Belmont, MA 02478
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
Lower School: October 17, 2020 | 9:30am – 11:30am
Middle School: November 14, 2020 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay
160 Lexington St., Belmont, MA 02478
Co-Ed | 9 – 12

Open House (virtual)
November 15, 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

BOSTON

Boston Trinity Academy

Boston Trinity Academy
17 Hale St., Boston, MA 02136
Co-Ed | Christian | 6 – 12

Open House
Inquire Online
Contact the Admissions office at admission@bostontrinity.org or 617.364.3700

Boston University Academy

Boston University Academy
1 University Rd., Boston, MA 02215
Co-Ed | 9 – 12

Open House
October 4, 2020 | 12:30pm – 3:30pm (virtual)
December 1, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm (virtual)

German International School of Boston

German International School Boston
57 Holton St., Allston, MA 02134
Co-Ed | Bilingual German/English | PK – 12

Open House (virtual)
International Program: November 5, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Upper School: November 7, 2020 | 11:00am – 12:30pm

Kingsley Montessori School
26 Exeter St., Boston, MA 02116
Co-Ed | Toddler – 6

Open House (virtual)
Toddler-K: October 24, 2020 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Grades 1-6: November 15, 2020 | 10:00am – 11:00am

Meridian Academy

Meridian Academy
54 Brookside Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Co-Ed | 6 – 12

Open House (virtual)
October 28, 2020 | 6:45pm – 8:20pm
November 30, 2020 | 6:45pm – 8:20pm

Private schools in Boston: Park Street School

Park Street School
67 Brimmer St., Boston, MA 02108
Co-Ed | Toddler – 6

Open House (virtual)
Take a Tour Tuesdays: October & November 2020
Elementary: November 12, 2020 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Preschool: December 3, 2020 | 6:30pm

Roxbury Latin School
101 St. Theresa Ave., West Roxbury, MA 02132
Boys’ Day | 7 – 12

Open Houses (virtual)
October, November & December 2020 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Academic Experience: October 13, 2020 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Financial Aid: November 4, 2020 | 6:30 – 7:30pm
Athletics: November 19, 2020 | 6:30 – 7:30pm

Private schools in Boston: The Advent School

The Advent School
15 Brimmer St., Boston, MA 02108
Co-Ed | Toddler – Grade 6

Open House (virtual)
Kindergarten: October 28, 2020 | 8:45am – 11:30am
PreK: November 11, 2020 | 8:45am – 11:30am
Grade 1-6: December 2, 2020 | 8:45am – 11:30am

Private schools in Boston: The Learning Project

The Learning Project
107 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02116
Co-Ed | K – 6

Open House (virtual)
October 7, 2020 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
October 24, 2020 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
November 9, 2020 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
January 12, 2021 | 8:30am – 10:30am

The Newman School
247 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02116
Co-Ed | 7 – 12

Open House (virtual)
November 12, 2020 | 6:00pm
December 8, 2020: 6:00pm

Private schools in Boston: The Winsor School

The Winsor  School
103 Pilgrim Rd., Boston, MA 02215
Girls’ Day | 5 – 12

Open House (virtual)
October 29, 2020: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

BRAINTREE

Private schools near Boston: Thayer Academy

Thayer Academy
745 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184
Co-ed | 5 – 12

Open House (virtual)
Financial Aid: November 5, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Athletics: November 17, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Upper School: December 12, 2020 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Admissions Coffee: December 4, 2020 | 8:30am – 9:30am
Boston Independent Schools Collaborative Fair

BROOKLINE

Dexter Southfield
20 Newton St., Brookline, MA 02445
Co-Ed | PK – 12

Lower School Open House (virtual)
Teaching Model: November 17, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Parent Panel: December 15, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Head of School Chat: January 21, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Middle & Upper School Open House (virtual)
Teaching Model: November 17, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Compete: November 18, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Create: December 8, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Parent Panel: December 15, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Park School
171 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA 02445
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
Grades 5 – 8: October 25, 2020 | 2:00pm
PreK – Grade 4: November 8, 2020 | 2:00pm

CAMBRIDGE

Buckingham Browne & Nichols

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
80 Gerrys Landing Rd., Cambridge, MA 02138
Co-Ed | PK – 12

Open House (virtual)
October 29, 2020 | 7:00pm
October 31, 2020 | 10:00am – 1:10pm

Cambridge Friends School

Cambridge Friends School
5 Cadbury Rd., Cambridge, MA 02140
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
Grades 6 – 8: November 18, 2020 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Inquire Online

Cambridge Montessori School
161 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Co-Ed | Toddler – 8

Open House (virtual)
October 25, 2020
Register for an information session by email at dsmith@cambridgemontessori.org.

Fayerweather Street School

Fayerweather Street School
765 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House
Contact the Admissions office at admit@fayerweather.org to schedule a tour

Shady Hill School

Shady Hill School
178 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge, MA 02138
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House
Contact the Admissions office at admission@shs.org for more information

CHESTNUT HILL

Beaver Country Day School

Beaver Country Day School
791 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Co-Ed | 6 – 12

Open House (virtual)
October 28, 2020 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
November 18, 2020 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
December 9, 2020 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Registration Required

Brimmer and May

Brimmer and May
69 Middlesex Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Co-Ed | PK – 12

Open House (virtual)
November 5, 2020 | 7:30pm

Virtual Walk-Through: November 18, 2020 | 9:00am
January 8, 2021 | 9:00am & 10:00am
Independent School Collaborative Fair

The Chestnut Hill School

The Chestnut Hill School
428 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Co-Ed | PK – 6

Open House (virtual)
November 8, 2020 | 9:00am
Admissions: November 18, 2020 | 8:30am
Admissions: December 8, 2020 | 8:30am

CONCORD

Concord Academy

Concord Academy
166 Main St., Concord, MA 01742
Girls’ Day & Boarding | 9 – 12

Open House (virtual)
Campus Tours: October 2020 through January 2021
Information Session: November 14, 2020 | 10:00am
Open House: December 6, 2020 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Financial Aid: January 11, 2021 | 7:00pm
Boston Independent Schools Collaborative Fair

The Fenn School
516 Monument St., Concord, MA 01742
Boys’ Day | 4 – 9

Open House (virtual)
November 15, 2020 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

DEDHAM

Dedham Country Day School
90 Sandy Valley Rd., Dedham, MA 02026
Co-ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
PreK – K: October 20, 2020 | 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Grades 1 – 5: October 27, 2020 | 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Grades 6 – 8: November 5, 2020 | 7:00pm – 7:45pm

Noble and Greenough

Noble and Greenough
10 Campus Dr., Dedham, MA 02026
Co-ed Day and Boarding | 7 – 12

Open House (virtual)
October 17, 2020 | 8:30am – 11:30am
December 8, 2020 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Information Sessions: October & November 2020
Boston Independent Schools Collaborative Fair

The Rashi School

The Rashi School
8000 Great Meadow Rd., Dedham, MA 02026
Coed | Jewish and Secular | K – 8

Open House
Contact the Admissions office at admissions@rashi.org to schedule a tour

DOVER

Private Schools in Dover, MA: Charles River School

Charles River School
6 Old Meadow Road, Dover, MA 02030
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
PreK – 2: October 7, 2020 | 7:00pm
Middle School: November 12, 2020 | 7:00pm
Register for a personal virtual tour

HINGHAM

Derby Academy
56 Burditt Ave., Hingham, MA 02043
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
Inquire online to request more information  

LEXINGTON

Private Montessori schools in Lexington: Lexington Montessori School

Lexington Montessori School
130 Pleasant St., Lexington, MA 02421
Co-Ed | Toddler – 8

Open House
Contact the Admissions office at sfish@lexmontessori.org to schedule a tour

Waldorf School of Lexington
739 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02420
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House
Inquire online to schedule a virtual tour

MILTON

Delphi Academy of Boston

Delphi Academy of Boston
564 Blue Hill Ave., Milton, MA 02186
Co-Ed | PK – 8

Open House
Inquire online to schedule a virtual tour

Milton Academy
170 Centre St., Milton, MA 02186
Co-Ed | K – 8

Open House
Take a virtual tour
Contact the Admissions office at admission@milton.edu for more information

Thacher Montessori School

Thacher Montessori School
1425 Blue Hill Ave., Milton, MA 02186
Co-Ed | Montessori | Toddler – 8

Open House
Contact the Admissions office at ntoon@thacherschool.org for more information

NATICK

Riverbend School

Riverbend School
33 Eliot St., Natick, MA 01760
Co-Ed | Toddler – 8

Open House
Inquire online to schedule a tour

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill School for the Arts
12 Highland St., Natick, MA 01760
Co-Ed Day & Boarding | 9 – 12

Open House (virtual)
Overview tour online
Head of School: November 17, 2020
Student Panels: October through December 2020
Head of School: January 12 & February 9, 2021

NEEDHAM

Private schools near Boston: St. Sebastian's School

St. Sebastian’s School
1191 Greendale Ave., Needham, MA 02492
Boys’ Catholic | 7 – 12

Open House (virtual)
October 15, 2020
December 3, 2020 | 6:00pm
Athletics: November 5, 2020 | 7:00pm
Student-Led Tours: November 19 & December 8, 2020

NEWTON

Early childhood Montessori programs at Jackson Walnut Park in Newton

Jackson Walnut Park Schools
200 Jackson Rd., Newton, MA 02458
Co-Ed | Toddler – 6

Open House
Register online to schedule a virtual tour

Private schools in Newton: Newton Country Day School

Newton Country Day School
785 Centre St, Newton, MA 02458
Girls’ Roman Catholic | 5 – 12

Open House (virtual)
Middle School: November 1, 2020 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Upper School: November 1, 2020 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm

The Fessenden School
250 Waltham St., Newton, MA 02465
Boys’ Day & Boarding | PK – 9

Open House
Inquire online for a virtual tour

Wellan Montessori School
80 Crescent Ave., Newton, MA 02459
Co-ed | Toddler – 8

Open House
Inquire online to schedule a virtual tour

QUINCY

Private schools near Boston: Adams Montessori School

Adams Montessori School
310 Adams St., Quincy, MA 02169
Co-ed Montessori | Toddler – 6

Open House
Inquire online for more information

SOUTHBOROUGH

Fay School
48 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772
Co-ed Day & Boarding | K – 9

Open House (virtual)
November 8, 2020 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

WALTHAM

Private schools near Boston: Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall

Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
785 Beaver St., Waltham, MA 02452
Co-ed Day & Boarding | 9 – 12

Open House (drive-through)
November 8, 2020 | 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Watch past admissions events

WATERTOWN

Private schools in Watertown: Atrium School

Atrium School
69 Grove St., Watertown, MA 02472
Co-ed | PK – 8

Open House (virtual)
PreK – Grade 8: November 12, 2020 | 9:00am – 10:00am
PreK – Grade 2: December 10, 2020 | 9:00am – 10:00am
Grade 6 – 8: December 11, 2020 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm

WELLESLEY

Dana Hall School

Dana Hall School
45 Dana Rd., Wellesley, MA 02482
Girls’ Day & Boarding | 5 – 12

Open House
Grade 5: November 5, 2020 | 5:00pm
Athletics: November 12, 2020 | 6:00pm
Upper School Student Panel: December 8, 2020
Boston Independent Schools Collaborative Fair

Tenacre Country Day School
78 Benvenue St., Wellesley, MA 02482
Co-ed | PK – 6

Open House
Watch past admissions events

WESTON

Meadowbrook School
10 Farm Rd., Weston, MA 02493
Co-ed | PK – 8

Open House
Lower School: January 10, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Middle School: November 1, 2020 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Middle School: January 24, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Rivers School in Weston

The Rivers School
333 Winter St., Weston, MA 02493
Co-ed | 6 – 12

Open House
Inquire online for virtual admissions events
Boston Independent Schools Collaborative Fair