Fiddlehead Art and Science Center

  • Our FiddlestArts program brings the best practices of our Reggio inspired philosphy into a loving a nuerturing enviroment that encourages children to be curious and want learn.
  • Content areas are woven into our day using an integrated curriculum.
  • At the heart of our program is the creation of a peaceful and caring classroom where children feel safe and secure to express themselves and investigate the world around them.
  • Plenty of outdoor time fosters a deep and meaningful relationship with the natural world.
  • A strong emphasis on the visual arts as a means of expression from our Reggio inspired approach is continued throughout the kindergarten year.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded2002
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students22 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKimberly Allen

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Choir/Chorus, Private Music Lessons, Theater Classes, Yoga

School Notes

  • Our Early Childhood programs focus on the foundational needs of growing children from ages 3-5 years old.  If you are looking for affordable, quality alternative educational programs for your child, please visit our website and call our center to schedule a tour.             
  • We are a community where children, teachers, and families learn together in a nurturing environment. We honor children's curiosities, interests and unique capabilities to encourage and open the door to life-long learning. We are inspired by the Reggio Emillia Philosphy which supports the idea that children communicate their thinking and problem solving through interactions and relationships with each other and materials.
  • Our thoughtful, interactive classrooms are abundant with accessible art supplies, as well as recycled and open-ended materials all tools that support development and expression. We believe that open play, rich in imagination, is at the heart of learning and is essential to a child's healthy development and growth. We strive to support and extend open imaginative play, through environment, materials, dialogue and collaboration.            
  • We establish a grounding in environmental awareness through observation, nature exploration, outdoor class time and recycling. Our outdoor space is simple, allowing room to run and imaginations to be active. Unique to our programs are access to an art studio, dance room, and music room, allowing us to work with small groups of children in each area. We can also view the variety of art exhibited in the courtyard.

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