Applewild School

120 Prospect St,
Fitchburg, MA, 01420-0142
Tel: (978)342-6053 ext 110
Grades: K - 8 | 178 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 178 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Applewild School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 25%
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
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,972
Tuition Notes Tuition varies based on grade - starts at 9892 in morning kindergarten and goes to 23914 for grades 6 through 8
% on Financial Aid 30%
Admissions Director Emily Bracchitta
Admissions Associate Jen Raterman

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame Preparatory School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anthony School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Anthony School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fitchburg Notre Dame Preparatory School
    (Roman Catholic)
    171 South St
    Fitchburg , MA , 01420
    (978)343-7635
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Fitchburg
    St. Anthony School
    (Roman Catholic)
    123 Salem Street
    Fitchburg , MA , 01420
    (978)345-7785
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.5  mi  |  231  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Fitchburg
    St. Bernard Central High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    45 Harvard St
    Fitchburg , MA , 01420
    (978)342-3212
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.6  mi  |  371  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Fitchburg
    St. Bernards Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    254 Summer Street
    Fitchburg , MA , 01420
    (978)342-1948
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.9  mi  |  257  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Lunenburg Twin City Christian School
    (Baptist)
    194 Electric Ave
    Lunenburg , MA , 01462
    (978)582-4901
    (Baptist)
    2.8  mi  |  285  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 21, 2013 - 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
  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - 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

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