Fire Mountain School

  • Fire Mountain School is a small progressive elementary school dedicated to assisting children in their ongoing work of exploring and making sense of the world.
  • Teachers and parents join together to create a community structure within which children experience discovery, challenge, experimentation, risk, failure and mastery.
  • FMS has three central goals for children: one, that they develop a strong and positive sense of themselves; two, that they come to see learning as an ongoing, joyful and self-initiated quest; and three, that they come to know themselves as interactive participants in the wider natural, social and practical world.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-2
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students6 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeFire Mountain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,000
Tuition Notessome scholarships available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Admissions DirectorBarbara McLaughlin

School Notes

  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • Strong community and family atmosphere
  • Child-centered and thematic approach to education
  • Encouragement of individual development
  • High value placed on creative exploration and play
  • One day a week devoted to Nature Awareness studies
  • Focus on core academic skills
  • Beautiful natural setting
  • Over 20 years experience

Nearby Private Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Endorse Fire Mountain School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
We look at ways in which your small to medium-sized private school can use social media to make families past, present, and future aware of your school.
Helicopter, velcro and snowplow parents can't stand the thought of their children having difficulty with anything. Over-protective parents come in several flavors. More here.
Choosing a college is one of the rituals every family with a junior in private school needs to cope with. These five metrics will give you an overview of the process.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Oregon is $7,393 for elementary schools and $10,828 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oregon is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).