Fairhaven School

  • Fairhaven opened in 1998 on a 12 acre site complete with a fossil-filled stream, woods and fields.
  • Fairhaven is one of a growing number of schools around the world modeled after Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts, which opened in 1968.
  • Motivated by curiosity and the drive to become competent adults, Fairhaven students grow emotionally, creatively, and intellectually through play, school governance, conversation, the arts, classes, computer activities, reading, and the exploration of nature.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Inquire with school
Year Founded1998
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,060
Admissions DirectorMark McCaig
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    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
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    6.2 K-8
    50

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