Applewild School

  • Applewild students actively participate in a formative, individualized, and innovative educational experience. Our students are nurtured in mind and character, and they develop the values needed to lead purposeful lives.
  • Each individual is known and cherished, and each individual`s strengths and potential are cultivated.
  • Students engage in active, collaborative learning experiences through an education grounded in the liberal arts.

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Applewild School places among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students260 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Applewild School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(collared blouses/shirts with slacks or capris or skirts for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Aug. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesAsk about Access Applewild - our innovative tuition model
Admissions DirectorKelly Jennison
Admissions AssociateStacey Low

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
French Club, Math Club, Ski Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art & Shop Mentor, Jazz Band

School Notes

  • Founded in 1957, Applewild School is an independent, coed junior boarding (5-9) and day school (PS-9). Located one hour outside of Boston, Applewild students enjoy access to New England's finest landmarks and attractions. Applewild has educated students from around the world for over a decade, with a vibrant liberal arts curriculum, thoughtful English Language Learning program, robust athletics and arts offerings, and excellent secondary school placement. Our Core Values of Respect, Fairness, Responsibility, Compassion, Cooperation, Honesty, and Civic-Mindedness are the foundation of our community and curriculum.
  • Applewild School has two preschool centers and two kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade classrooms. One located on our Main Campus in Fitchburg and one in Devens, MA. Applewild Preschool enrolls children ages 2.9 - 5 years. 

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fitchburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 232 students
    1.9 miles
    254 Summer Street
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    (978) 342-1948
    1.9 PK-8
    232
  • Leominster
    St. Anna Catholic School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
    5.9 miles
    213 Lancaster St
    Leominster, MA 01453
    (978) 534-4770
    5.9 PK-8
    198
  • Southborough
    Grades: K-9
    24.6 miles
    48 Main Street
    Southborough, MA 01772
    (508) 490-8201
    24.6 K-9
    n/a
  • Belmont
    Grades: PK-8
    34.5 miles
    55 Day School Lane
    Belmont, MA 02478
    (617) 484-3078
    34.5 PK-8
    n/a
  • Concord
    Grades: PK-8 | 262 students
    23.2 miles
    200 Strawberry Hill Road
    Concord, MA 01742
    (978) 369-4591
    23.2 PK-8
    262

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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My daughter came to Applewild for the seventh grade because she wasn't being challenged academically or supported emotionally in our school district. As I look back at the last two years, I am amazed and so very proud of the young woman she has become. She loves Applewild and has truly flourished there. She bounds off of the school bus every morning, excited to start the day. The faculty and staff know our daughter, but more importantly they "get" here. She has achieved academic high honors every semester in seventh and eighth grade. Math, which was her weakness, is now one of her favorite classes. She plays lacrosse and field hockey and starred in the school play this year. The Applewild community has welcomed us with open arms. I am so very glad that my husband and I made this choice for our child and our family.
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I went to Applewild from 2001 to 2009, and it was definitely one of the most important places in my childhood. My friends who went to public school or other independents schools are always amazed when I mention something about Applewild. "Wait, you actually liked middle school?" "Wait, you went on that orientation trip to Chewonki in middle school?" A lot of schools can brag about having nice communities, but not that many can back it up - My friends from Applewild have remained some of my closest friends to this day (in fact, I'm even still in touch with multiple teachers) and my experience is not an isolated one. This place is the perfect environment for kids to develop academic, artistic, and social skills.
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This year we are looking forward to our daughter portray Queen Elizabeth II in the second grade living wax museum and seeing our fourth grader's creativity come alive for the invention convention. I am so grateful for the creative learning environment that challenges all aspects of learning and character building, especially in regards to public speaking. I strongly recommend taking a look during the school day so you can see the kids and teachers in action. Such an impressive and nurturing school!
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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.
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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.
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