Fraser Woods Montessori School

  • Founded in 1968 as Newtown Montessori School.  Accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Members of the National Association of Independent Schools  Members of the Educational Records Bureau
  • Montessori Schools of Connecticut  American Montessori Society (AMS)  Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students163 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeFraser Woods Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notesvaries by program level
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorAlison Kistner


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Soccer, SoftballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Extended Work Day

School Notes

  • Fraser Woods Montessori School is an independent school for children 15 months to 8th grade.  A Montessori education is an innovative child-centered approach to learning where students can learn at their own individual pace in a hands-on, collaborative environment.  In addition to our core academics, we also offer enrichment classes in art, foreign language, music, Makerspace, physical education and athletics for a well-rounded, comprehensive education.  Fraser Woods provides numerous opportunities for students to find their passions and reach their maximum potential.  Please visit the school`s website: to learn more or contact Alison Kistner, Director of Admissions 203-426-3390 ext 305.
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  • Newtown
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    Grades: NS-8 | 109 students
    3.8 miles
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    Newtown, CT 06470
    3.8 NS-8
  • New Preston Marble Dale
    Grades: PK-8 | 252 students
    22.4 miles
    240 Litchfield Tpke
    New Preston Marble Dale, CT 06777
    22.4 PK-8
  • Danbury
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    7.7 miles
    44a Shelter Rock Rd
    Danbury, CT 06810
    7.7 PK-8
  • Danbury
    Wooster School
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    Grades: NS-12 | 350 students
    11 miles
    91 Miry Brook Rd
    Danbury, CT 06810
    11 NS-12
  • Northfield
    Grades: NS-6 | 82 students
    23.7 miles
    5 Knife Shop Road
    Northfield, CT 06778
    23.7 NS-6

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
We have one graduate, one incoming student and two current students at Fraser Woods. It is a terrific Montessori school that creates an environment that allows each student to develop at their pace. The inclusive and collaborative environment also promotes social development that I find unique and refreshing. The school caters to the individual and engages parents in the learning journey. It places the educational emphasis on understanding the concept behind an approach, idea or formula. In this way, children learn how to problem solve and learn to appreciate the different ways to do this. While Montessori's roots are now over 100 years old, the educational philosophy is more relevant today than it was then.
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Children love to learn at Fraser Woods Montessori School! Visit the school and you'll feel the kids' joy as they're spread out in the classrooms or halls, conferring together or concentrating deeply on their own. In addition to a fine academic program, FWM provides a safe community where children learn compassion, self confidence, and a sense of social responsibility.
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Wonderful place! Involved parents and nice environment. Lots of extra things the children get exposed to.
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Love this school and the Montessori philosophy! This is a beautiful way to learn and I have been fortunate to have found this for my two children. We''ve been here for 8 years
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