Fulton School at St. Albans

123 Schoolhouse Road, P.O. Box 78
Saint Albans, MO 63073
     Tel: (636)458-6688
Grades: NS - 12 | 123 students
The Fulton School at St. Albans offers a Montessori-based education for students in grades Toddler - 12.
While the curriculum is Montessori for toddlers through grade 3, grades 4 through 12 continue to experience a progressive curriculum emphasizing hands-on, relevant activities, and joy, independence, and curiosity in learning.
The Fulton School nurtures a sense of community and belonging in which students thrive and achieve academic as well as personal success.
Our teachers instill a love of learning and a confidence that stays with students in college and beyond.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 123 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Fulton School at St. Albans Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus, Honors classes available in all subjests and 1818 credit given in Calculus, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,350
Tuition Notes Tuition range: $4,400-$18,350. Tuition assistance is available.
Admissions Director Diane Loyd


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBasketballGolf,
Track and Field

School Notes:

The Fulton School at St. Albans is a small, independent, not-for-profit, private school serving students from 18 months of age through 12th grade, preparing them for higher education and a lifetime of learning.

The Fulton School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS). We believe that children learn best by touching, hearing, tasting and experiencing life.  Everything the student experiences is purposeful, from the work the preschool teachers set on the shelves to the sixth graders running the school store to community service planning by the upper school students. 

At The Fulton School, students are absorbing and growing and learning every minute of the day.  We believe students should love school and our students do.

We believe that school should be more like a forest than an orchard. An orchard produces trees that are all the same height and shape and produce the same fruit. But a forest is active with many sorts of life, all having different needs and producing different flowers and fruit. Our students are all so different and we celebrate that, leveraging all of our strengths to bring life to their studies.

Who would ever think of putting all of their students in the same size shoes? And yet, education, when it is not student-centered, asks everyone to grasp everything at the same time and in the same way.

We use a multi-aged, personalized approach that gives each student the space to learn without limits and to be curious without caution.We want our students' strengths to shine, and we want to challenge and tackle all of their weaknesses.

By offering age-appropriate autonomy, holding students accountable, and creating a rich and interesting classroom environment, our students grow to love learning.Teachers know students inside and out, and students know each other beyond social boundaries and across grade levels. There is no hiding from class discussion, from one's work, or from the open exploration of thoughts and ideas. 

Small means that we are nimble; we respond to the needs of our students and our community, so students, faculty, and parents have a voice and role.

When all is said and done, we have a community of learners who work hard, but also watch out for each other; who have confidence to share their opinions, but ask for help as well; who feel liked and appreciated, but know what they need to do to grow into the adults they are meant to be. 

Profile last updated: 09/13/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wildwood Christian School (7.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Living Water Academy (5.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Living Water Academy (5.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
The Fulton School of St. Albans is truly a place where I see kids love to learn. The entire community is excited and enthusiastic about learning, sharing and caring. Mu husband and I feel so fortunate to have our 2 daughters in the TFS. Our youngest daughter started at TFS in pre-school and now is in kindergarten. Immediately, we saw the little individual in her come alive and have observed her continue to grow every year. Our 3rd grade daughter transferred to TFS this year and SHE is amazed at how much fun learning can be!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have a son who attends the upper school and have been pleasantly surprised at the difference between The Fulton School and public schools. Each child is treated individually by a wonderful group of teachers and school leaders. The quality of the athletic program in the upper school has been amazing for a small school and every student can play!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have three children with three different learning styles, and the needs of each are being met at The Fulton School. Not teaching to the test, allows the teachers a greater freedom and the students a greater independence to explore at a greater depth and breadth than would otherwise be possible. The diversity of learning and the freedom to learn for the sake of knowledge makes for happy, healthy kids. TFS is how school should be.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have two children in the upper school at TFS. My kids LOVE to go to school. The teachers and support staff are like their second family. High quality academic education is prepared and presented by highly educated teachers whose love for teaching is evident in everything they do. The Montessori format allows both of my children to learn each subject using their own personal strengths rather than being forced into a mold. The individual attention, due to the small class size, allows for a personal education that is second to none.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
I have 3 children currently attending the Fulton School at St. Albans in grades 1-3. We could not be happier. Teachers are dedicated, highly qualified and compassionate. My children are anxious to attend school everyday. Even when they are sick, I repeatedly get asked, "When can I go to school?" Now that''s a sign of a good school. :-) There is also a strong sense of community. Families are involved and know one another. In addition to the wonderful education and extra-curricular programs for students, there are many activities for parents such as: coffee/book chats, social events, parenting classes, volunteer work and more. The principal is very warm and welcoming and always willing to address any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend the Fulton School at St. Albans.
- Posted by Parent

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