Fairhaven School

17900 Queen Anne Road,
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20774-0207
     Tel: (301)249-8060
Grades: NS - 12 | 60 students
Fairhaven opened in 1998 on a 12 acre site complete with a fossil-filled stream, woods and fields.
Fairhaven is one of a growing number of schools around the world modeled after Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts, which opened in 1968.
Motivated by curiosity and the drive to become competent adults, Fairhaven students grow emotionally, creatively, and intellectually through play, school governance, conversation, the arts, classes, computer activities, reading, and the exploration of nature.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 60 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,060
Admissions Director Mark McCaig

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Queen Anne School (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greater Mt. Nebo Christian Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bowie KinderCare (3.8 miles away)
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  • BowieGreater Mt. Nebo Christian Academy
      (African Methodist Episcopal)
    1001 Old Mitchellville Rd
    BowieMD20716
    (301)249-5142
      (African Methodist Episcopal)
    1.3 mi | 35 students | Gr. K-6                      
  • Upper MarlboroQueen Anne School
      (Episcopal)
    14111 Oak Grove Rd
    Upper MarlboroMD20774
    (301)249-5000
      (Episcopal)
    3 mi | 128 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • BowiePrinceton Day Academy
    Special Program Emphasis  (Christian)
    12138 Central Ave #468
    BowieMD20721
    (240)554-1462
    Special Program Emphasis  (Christian)
    3.2 mi | 78 students | Gr. 4-12                      
  • BowieBowie KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    3560 Mitchelleville Road
    BowieMD20716
    (301)390-7244
    Daycare / Preschool
    3.8 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • HarwoodKennedy Krieger At Southern High School
    Special Education School
    4400 Solomons Island Rd Room E-207
    HarwoodMD20776
    (410)867-7100
    Special Education School
    4.9 mi | 13 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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