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Fraser Woods Montessori School

Private | PK-8 | 180 students

Cultivating academic excellence, respect, and responsibility in the Montessori.

 

Living in Newtown

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $420,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,470.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 14 ratings
2011:
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Posted March 26, 2012

Awesome school...their kindergarden program is very good. They groom the kids so well ...Teachers are outstanding and the management is perfect. Its the Best place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

Having been a student there I feel that this school has an above average curriculum and learning environment in the PK and kindergarten; the first through fifth grade classes lacked proper social skill building activities and the students were kept to a more limited exploration field; many students were left doing drill review worksheets while the students having trouble were walked through step by step. This is great for the students who need this, however, for those ready to move on it was difficult to keep interested in such a slow paced learning group. In sixth through eighth grade the Montessori environment became more like a normal private school, especially in math and humanities. There were fewer hands-on and interactive lessons and more lectures and drill worksheets. The academic level of the material remained above average, though. This may have changed since I left but if it hasn't ...


Posted April 23, 2010

I love this school it is the greatest school a child could go to im just in 6th grade and the teachers are incredible it is a very small school but a very loving one. It is almost like we are one big family
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Each and every child is respected as an individual and encouraged to be his or herself. If a child has difficulty grasping a concept one way, then they try another. The school teaches peace and respect along with a passion for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

Great school, i went here from Pre-K to 8th grade. It was like a second home to me and ill never forget the school that helped me grow. I would most defnitely encourage you to enroll your children here. There is so much oppurtunity here. Individual assitstance on your childs individual needs and learning abilities. Plus, with sports and plays and musicals- every child can be in the play or on the team if they wish. no try outs! it is such a warm and fun loving school, its defnitely one in my memories as i grow.


Posted February 28, 2008

I went to this school for elleven years. you really get to be a kid longer than if you were in Public School. This school has great teachers and such a welcoming comfortable vibe. Fraser Woods was like my second home, I loved going to school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2005

I have 2 children in the elementary program at Fraser-woods. The school has made such a difference in their lives- the environment, the curriculum and the community is truly unique. We are thrilled to be at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 61%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 0%
Black 2% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Portuguese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Myriam Woods
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • AMS
Fax number
  • (203) 426-0692

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Montessori
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Portuguese
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • buses for residents of newtown
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
70
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
75

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$10000 - $20000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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Public High Schools
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173 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
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Phone: (203) 426-3390

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