Fairbanks Montessori Association

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1965
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students107 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 28%
Students by GradeFairbanks Montessori Association Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio27:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition 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 DirectorSarah Robinson
Admissions AssociateKarri 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!"
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  • Fairbanks
    Grades: PK-10 | 50 students
    1.1 miles
    1110 20th Ave
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907)452-7979
    1.1 PK-10
    50
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    (530)926-6263
    1909.2 K-12
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  • Fairbanks
    Golden Heart Christian School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: 2-7 | 16 students
    5.2 miles
    1811 Farmers Loop Road
    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    (907)479-2904
    5.2 2-7
    16
  • North Pole
    Grades: PK-8 | 93 students
    12.1 miles
    2936 Badger Road
    North Pole, AK 99705
    (907)488-0133
    12.1 PK-8
    93
  • Camp Hill
    Grades: 6-12 | 69 students
    3377.6 miles
    PO Drawer 550
    Camp Hill, AL 36850
    (256)281-3295
    3377.6 6-12
    69

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