Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the school's key characteristics?

  • A fun, nurturing, and safe environment with intentionally small class sizes
  • A faculty and staff dedicated to supporting a variety of learning styles
  • A strong emphasis on students' social and emotional development
  • A school culture committed to democracy, service, and citizenship
  • An intensive focus on personalizing the educational experience for all stakeholders
  • An experiential and project-based approach to teaching and learning
  • A collaborative and inclusive school community
  • A focus on developing 21st Century Skills

When did the school open its doors?

Located in Weston, MA (metrowest Boston), the Tremont School opened in September 2011.  The school will grow one grade each year until it reaches full enrollment in grade 12, with an average of 15-20 students per grade for a total enrollment of 120 -160 students.

The school is organized into two phases:

  • Phase 1 is the development of a middle school (grades 5-8)
  • Phase 2 is the development of a high school (grades 9-12)

Who started the Tremont School?

A few years ago, three families – each with at least one child with learning differences – started to dream about a school where all their children could learn and thrive, together.  Inspired by the approach of The Tobin School in Natick to deeply engage its students socially and emotionally as well as academically, the three families reached out to a group of parents, educators, child advocates, and community leaders who shared their vision for building a new kind of inclusive school.  The non-profit corporation was formed in April of 2008, and received its tax-exempt status in August of 2009.

Is financial aid available?

Yes.  Financial aid is available for qualifying families.  Please contact us directly for more information on the process and timeline for financial aid applications.  We will use School and Student Services (SSS) to process all financial aid requests.

Will the school be accredited?

We plan to seek accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE).  As per Massachusetts state law, the school curriculum is approved by the Weston school committee.

Will there be sports teams and an after school program?

While physical education and movement will be an important part of the curriculum, it is unlikely that we will be able to field any competitive sports teams in the first three years.  Currently, our plan is to partner up with existing community-based enrichment and sports programs to provide an opportunity for our students to participate in after-school activities.

Will there be a summer program?

There are no current plans for a summer program.  However, depending on demand, a summer program could be developed to link up with the school year.

How can I get more information?

Please feel free to contact us at (781) 235-4805 or at info@tremontschool.org.  Our school is located at: 57 Brown Street, Weston, MA 02493.