Fairbanks Montessori School is a preschool and kindergarten that serves children ages 3-6.
Our mission is to give each child a chance to maximize his or her own potential.
Through self-directed activities in a climate of mutual trust and respect, we provide children with an environment that stimulates social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.
Our goal is that each child leaves our school with a strong sense of self-worth, an abiding love of learning, a respect for themselves and others, and a healthy independence of action and thought.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 111 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1965
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
111 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Fairbanks Montessori Association Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies according to program chosen (i.e. full days, half days, morning, afternoon, before school care, after school care, etc.)
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sarah Robinson
Admissions Associate
Karri VanDeventer

School Notes

  • True to the Montessori philosophy, FMS classes are multi-aged and focus on individualized learning at the child's pace. As a result, many children are academically ahead of other children their age when they leave FMS simply because they have been given unique opportunities to discover and learn concepts at a faster pace than theey would learn in a group. We are a fully licensed day care facility through the state of Alaska which allows families eligible for day care assistance to choose FMS as their preferred pre-school. Our licensure also ensures that FMS meets all the state requirements for a licensed facility which means parents can rest assured their children are well taken care of and getting a quality Montessori education. Our goal is to "Make the world a better place, one student at a time!"
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 111 students
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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