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Beacon Hill Nursery School
74 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114
Hidden from street view, the nursery is located on the right side of the Hill House building, throughMore a wrought iron gate. Wooden jungle gyms, slides and a wood-chip playground await kids from ages two through kindergarten.
The Advent School
17 Brimmer St, Boston, MA 02108

The Advent School was founded in 1961, and accepts students in pre-school through the sixth grade. It is anMore independent, sectarian school, and although at one time it was related, it is no longer affiliated with the Advent Church across the street. It is housed in two adjoining town homes with newly-renovated classrooms. According to the school, more than 60 percent of its graduates go on to attend Boston Latin School or Academy, making admission to Advent very competitive. The school prides itself on personalized attention; a minimum of two teachers are assigned to each classroom. 

About 90 percent of Advent's students live in the city of Boston. Tuition ranges from $19,500 a year for kindergarten to $20,600 a year for fifth and sixth grades. Financial aid is available.

Park Street School
67 Brimmer St, Boston, MA 02108

Park Street School was founded in 2002 as an outgrowth of the successful preschool, Park Street Kids, founded twoMore years earlier. It is affiliated with the Park Street Church. 

The school was founded by a group of mothers from the Park Street Church who recognized a real need for a good school in the neighborhood, says Park Street's communication director, Kim Twitchell. Since then the school has grown by leaps and bounds and it now receives many more applicants per year than it can accept. 

Seventy-five percent of Park Street's students come from downtown Boston neighborhoods and the vast majority walk or ride a scooter to school. 

The school is committed to diversity and most of its students come from families outside the Park Street Church community. 

The school says Christianity is its guiding principal and it puts a lot of emphasis on fostering Christian values in its students. 

The school's gymnasium features a climbing wall and recess is often held on the Esplanade or Boston Common. 

To enroll their child parents must submit an application and application fee, visit an open house and schedule their child for one-on-one testing. 

Tuition is $15,100 per year for kindergarten; $17,500 per year for grades 1 - 3 and $19,600 for grades 4 - 6. Financial aid is available.