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.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-2
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students6 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Fire 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
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

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The average private school tuition in Oregon is $7,909 for elementary schools and $12,309 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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