Applewild School

120 Prospect St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-0142
Tel: (978)342-6053ext110
Grades: PK-8 | 156 students
At Applewild we believe that the ages of five to fifteen are the most important in a child’s education, the foundation upon which all further education is built.
Here students discover their passion for learning and engage in the pursuit of excellence in academics, arts, and athletics in a supportive environment.
The core values we promote and the relationships among all the members of our community prepare our students to be confident learners and responsible citizens.
At Applewild School we believe that a diverse community enhances and enriches our educational experience.
We strive to create an inclusive culture of mutual responsibility where all people are valued and respected.
Our goal is to recognize and acknowledge our shared humanity while understanding and respecting differences as we learn, live and grow together.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Institute for Independent Education
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Programs Supported ELL
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 156 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Applewild School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(collared blouses/shirts with slacks or capris or skirts for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / Aug. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies based on grade -
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Admissions Director Jen Wing
Admissions Associate Jen Raterman


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art & Shop Mentor, French Club, Jazz Band, Math Club, Ski Club French Club, Jazz Band, Math Club, Ski Club, Art & Shop Mentor,

School Notes:

  • Applewild School has two preschool centers. One located on our Main Campus in Fitchburg and one on Devens, MA. Applewild preschool enrolls children ages 2.9 - 5 years. 

Profile last updated: 10/20/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Teen Challenge Twin City Girls' Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Teen Challenge Twin City Girls' Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Anthony School (1.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fitchburg
    Teen Challenge Twin City Girls' Academy
    All-girls  | Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: 8-11 | 6 students
    1.1 miles
    53 Highland Ave
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Fitchburg
    Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
    1.2 miles
    171 South St
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Fitchburg
    St. Anthony School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 231 students
    1.5 miles
    123 Salem Street
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Fitchburg
    Grades: 9-12 | 285 students
    1.6 miles
    45 Harvard St
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Fitchburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 232 students
    1.9 miles
    254 Summer Street
    Fitchburg, MA 01420

School Reviews

We have truly enjoyed our experience at Applewild. Our son has grown academically in terms of furthering exploration in areas where he succeeds and strengthening areas of weakness. His teachers have taken individual time to help his love for science expand while helping him to overcome challenges and develop confidence and leadership skills. Each student is an essential part of the community as demonstrated through common time, lunch, buddy programs and the arts programs. The education a child receives is wholistic encompassing academics, values and personal growth throughout the school day and curriculum. Every teacher and administrator is compassionate and eager to teach. They have taken the time to become familiar with my son, our goals and our family. It has been a wonderful opportunity to be part of this community. Private school is an investment in your child''s future. This has been my wisest investment yet.
- Posted by Parent, 03/21/13
Had good orientation trips that our daughter enjoyed and due to class sizes students get a better education that public school but the children are protected from the outside world, cloistered almost and lots of pressure is put on them to succeed. It is all about the school''s reputation and protecting it if something goes wrong!!!! For us, it did.
- Posted by Parent, 08/20/12

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