Fulton School at St. Albans

Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #1 - With small class sizes, students are able to *really* get to know faculty -- and vice versa. And being seen, known, and understood means that our students are engaged and learning!
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #2 - Whenever possible, we take the learning outdoors. Shown here, the lower elementary students are having science class in the creek.
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #3 - Our Farm Program allows our students to experience learning outside of the textbook. We have an apiary (bees), chickens, goats, and gardens!
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #4 - Class sizes are small -- at all grade levels. Being known in the classroom is important to us.
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #5 - Our Montessori classrooms give students a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience.
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #6 - In a small, healthy environment, a student can be both loved and known an incredible environment for them to safely face the inevitable challenges, joys, and struggles of growing up.
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #7 - Does your child love school? Our students do.
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #8 - Students of all ages learn how to present in front of their peers, from classroom presentations and Friday Morning Lower School Gatherings to Senior Project Presentations and even the sixth grade school play!
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #9 - In our Makerspace Lab, students of all ages are learning to use tools and machines, such as a state-of-the-art laser cutter, vinyl cutter, heat press, and 3D printer. Students are learning to solder, sand, plane, program, design, drill and more!
Fulton School at St. Albans Photo #10 - The Fulton School offers high school athletics (MAC Conference), including tennis, volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, track, and golf.
  • A co-ed, independent, Montessori school for students 18 months old through 12th grade, The Fulton School is small by design.
  • There are no ceilings to what students can learn, and no hiding places for them to resist growth.
  • The teaching styles are refreshing, and the students are engaged, accepted, and passionate about learning. Whether it's a determined first grader reading at a third-grade level or an enthusiastic 10th grader enamored with gardening, each child is as unique as his/her passion.
  • And our teachers are experts at bringing the students' passions to life in their studies.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1994

Student Body

Total Students111 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Fulton School at St. Albans Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, History, Physics, Spanish V
Average SAT score1220
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,225
Tuition NotesTuition range: $6,000-$22,225. Tuition assistance is available.
Admissions DirectorStephanie Amant


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes

  • The Fulton School strives to be an extension of the home, cultivating children`s capabilities and challenging them to take academic risks and develop self-confidence.
  • Set on a beautiful, 13-acre wooded campus just 10 minutes west of Wildwood, TFS is a small, Montessori-based, toddler through 12th grade school. There are no ceilings to hinder development and no hiding places for students to resist growth.  The teaching styles are refreshing, and the students are engaged, accepted, and passionate about learning. Whether it`s a 2nd grader programming Lego robotics with an iPad, an 8th grader sketching out plans for a greenhouse, or an 11th grader cataloguing wildflowers on campus, TFS students are as unique as their passions. And the teachers are experts at bringing those passions to life in the classroom. 
  • Lower School includes daily PE class and outdoor play, plus weekly Spanish, music and art classes.
  • Upper School offers a strong college-prep, liberal arts curriculum with clubs, electives, daily PE class, faculty advisors, extensive travel opportunities, and varsity athletics.
  • Philanthropy, public speaking and entrepreneurial opportunities are integrated at all grade levels. Plus, a farm program involves all students through caring for animals like chickens, goats and bees, maintaining the gardens and orchard, running a business to sell eggs, honey and produce, and providing a laboratory for advanced science application.
  • We invite you to discover Fulton School today!

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
The Fulton School is a very special place, one we didn't think could exist. We were seeking a place for our children where they could be free to explore learning and discover on their own how enriching it is. The teachers and staff believe in this mission wholeheartedly and use every asset at their disposal to make this possible. Every feature of the classrooms, building, home environment and school landscape from the nearby forest and streams to the extensive collection of Montessori manipulatives for the younger children are leveraged for learning. TFS is a very high quality and unique program where your child will learn to love learning and excel where they need it most!
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I've have 2 graduates of this school and one currently enrolled. They strive to provide the best education for each student. The teachers get to know and understand their students. My kids always loved going to school each day! The upper school students have special field trip opportunities at the end of each quarter that are always fun and educational! I can't recommend this school enough. Every child deserves this kind of school!
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This school is so focused on the individual student. They work so hard to celebrate each child's strengths and to help them become the best version of themselves. With hands-on learning they focus on great academics but also wonderful life skills and all around development. My daughter loves her school.
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I have 3 children currently attending the Fulton School at St. Albans in grades 1-3. We could not be happier. Teachers are dedicated, highly qualified and compassionate. My children are anxious to attend school everyday. Even when they are sick, I repeatedly get asked, "When can I go to school?" Now that's a sign of a good school. :-) There is also a strong sense of community. Families are involved and know one another. In addition to the wonderful education and extra-curricular programs for students, there are many activities for parents such as: coffee/book chats, social events, parenting classes, volunteer work and more. The principal is very warm and welcoming and always willing to address any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend the Fulton School at St. Albans.
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I have a son who attends the upper school and have been pleasantly surprised at the difference between The Fulton School and public schools. Each child is treated individually by a wonderful group of teachers and school leaders. The quality of the athletic program in the upper school has been amazing for a small school and every student can play!
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I have three children with three different learning styles, and the needs of each are being met at The Fulton School. Not teaching to the test, allows the teachers a greater freedom and the students a greater independence to explore at a greater depth and breadth than would otherwise be possible. The diversity of learning and the freedom to learn for the sake of knowledge makes for happy, healthy kids. TFS is how school should be.
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I have two children in the upper school at TFS. My kids LOVE to go to school. The teachers and support staff are like their second family. High quality academic education is prepared and presented by highly educated teachers whose love for teaching is evident in everything they do. The Montessori format allows both of my children to learn each subject using their own personal strengths rather than being forced into a mold. The individual attention, due to the small class size, allows for a personal education that is second to none.
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The Fulton School of St. Albans is truly a place where I see kids love to learn. The entire community is excited and enthusiastic about learning, sharing and caring. Mu husband and I feel so fortunate to have our 2 daughters in the TFS. Our youngest daughter started at TFS in pre-school and now is in kindergarten. Immediately, we saw the little individual in her come alive and have observed her continue to grow every year. Our 3rd grade daughter transferred to TFS this year and SHE is amazed at how much fun learning can be!
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