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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Students: 6 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-2
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
6 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Fire Mountain School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
some scholarships available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Admissions Director
Barbara 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Students: 6 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Oregon is $8,907 for elementary schools and $12,175 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oregon is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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