Fraser Woods Montessori School

Tel: (203)426-3390
Grades: NS-8 | 160 students
Founded in 1968 as Newtown Montessori School.
The Fraser-Woods School is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and approved by the state.
A member of the Educational Review Board and Montessori Schools of Connecticut and affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS).

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 160 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade  Fraser  Woods Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes varies by program level
Admissions Director Alison Kistner


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, SoftballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Tae kwon do, French Club, Chinese Class, Extended Work Day, Suzuki Music Class Tae kwon do, French Club, Chinese Class, Extended Work Day,
Suzuki Music Class,

School Notes:

  • Fraser-Woods Montessori School is an independent school for children 18 months to 8th grade. A Montessori education embraces the whole child, the body as well as the mind. At Fraser-Woods, classes in art, music, physical education, language and technology complement the main subject areas of traditional learning and support the annual Cultural Program which gives students an opportunity to work hands-on in the arts.  Past Cultural Program themes include dance, opera, storytelling, and Shakespeare and have helped students to develop a deep appreciation of the richness of many cultures. A Montessori education at Fraser-Woods School includes a challenging curriculum encouraging competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers. Our goal is to stir your child’s passion for asking questions about their world.  That curiosity allows him/her to go beyond set limits and provides opportunities for advanced discovery and the pursuit of their full potential.  Now accepting applications for September 2012-June 2013 school year. Private tours are also available by appointment. Please contact Alison Kistner in the Office of Admissions 203-426-3390 ext 305 or alison@fraserwoods.comto RSVP for this event or to schedule a private tour. 

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St Dominic's Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Learning Experience (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Learning Experience (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newtown
    The Learning Experience
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 48 students
    1.1 miles
    274 S Main St
    Newtown, CT 06470
  • Newtown
    St. Rose Of Lima School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 436 students
    2.5 miles
    40 Church Hill Road
    Newtown, CT 06470
  • Sandy Hook
    Wesley Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-KG | 55 students
    2.7 miles
    92 Church Hill Rd
    Sandy Hook, CT 06482
  • Newtown
    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 115 students
    3.7 miles
    40 Dodgingtown Rd
    Newtown, CT 06470
  • Monroe
    Grades: PK-K | 65 students
    4 miles
    477 Main Street
    Monroe, CT 06468

School Reviews

Wonderful place! Involved parents and nice environment. Lots of extra things the children get exposed to.
- Posted by Parent, 06/25/13
Love this school and the Montessori philosophy! This is a beautiful way to learn and I have been fortunate to have found this for my two children. We''ve been here for 8 years
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12

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