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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-9
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
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Admissions Director
Alec Wall



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
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 (4-9) 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. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Applewild School cost?

Applewild School's tuition is approximately $23,500 for private students.

What sports does Applewild School offer?

Applewild School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer and Track and Field.

What is Applewild School's ranking?

Applewild School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Applewild School?

The application deadline for Applewild School is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-9
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Worcester County, MA is $17,108 for elementary schools and $33,675 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Worcester County, MA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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