Oak Meadow School

  • Oak Meadow School is dedicated to the child-centered Montessori philosophy which fosters academic excellence, personal growth and cultural awareness while nurturing children's spirits.
  • A diverse community of life-long learners, we cultivate confident, independent and compassionate human beings by providing the tools and experiences needed to embark on rich, meaningful journeys as responsible citizens of the world.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1977

Student Body

Total Students159 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Oak Meadow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,610
Tuition NotesTuition is for full-day students thru 6th grade. Half-day tuition is $11,0630. Middle school (7th and 8th grade) tuition is $21,010.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$8,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, SoccerBasketballCross Country,

School Notes

  • Oak Meadow offers an academically engaging, multi-disciplinary Montessori education for students 15 months through grade eight. We believe that students learn best in an environment that inspires them to become self-directed and intrinsically motivated learners.  Students at Oak Meadow actively engage with natural and classroom environments as they develop academic proficiency, intellectual and social character, and personal confidence.  We value the importance of  strong relationships between students and teachers, and in making sure each child is known and understood by all members of our community.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I will share a letter I wrote this year to the administration: Good Evening everyone: I just wanted to express again how happy we are that we were able to keep W in, and bring P to Oak Meadow, and say Thank You. W is thriving and back to her pre-quarantine self. She is loving her journal, friends, and everything about life. But it is P, in Mrs. Ferreira's class, whom I would like to mention in more detail. P is a bright child (I know everyone says that, but humor me for a moment). When we made the decision to bring P from Montessori to public school, I knew I would have to fight to get P what he needed. Kindergarten was a disaster, even though his class size was only 13 kids with a teacher and an aid. First grade (class size of 14) he was constantly bored, but we were able to supplement school with our own at home program. We felt pushed aside by the school and administration, even the Superintendent who told me that because we have a "high" child he could manage, while IEP kids "needed" the extra time of the "extra" teachers. Communication was poor and there was little follow through. The communication with Mrs. Ferreira has been excellent and her strategy spot-on, with no intervention from us. His (and the class, I presume) learning evaluation was done immediately and I have full faith in its results. Yesterday P was very excited to learn about nouns and pronouns-he is wired to want to diagram sentences. And, today was very special for P. P went to school thrilled to learn that Mrs. Ferreira is trying to get onto Prodigy (a math game/system/curriculum) and he is going to get "special challenges" (assignments) to complete soon. Then, he came home thrilled that he got a lesson in division. He knows how to do division but gets there in a very convoluted way, going about using his knowledge of the theory of numbers rather than "knowing" how to do division. For him, using math and learning new ways to manipulate numbers and puzzles is thrilling. I see the spark in his eye again, not only from being with friends, but from learning something new. After remote learning and having to do busy work well below his level for school, the spark faded. Thank you all for doing what you do and being who you are.
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We have four children, one in nearly every program level, at Oak Meadow. We could not love this school, the staff, or the wonderfully diverse families more if we wanted to. Since I cannot keep my children with me forever and always, Oak Meadow is the next best place to home. The education is beyond top notch. I have watched children grow and move through the programs, and it is stunning to see what this style of education can do to create well rounded, incredibly informed, self assured, thoughtful, and caring individuals. I truly cannot say enough about the staff, the atmosphere, the love, and the education at Oak Meadow. I am thankful to have had nine years here already, but also to have eight more years at Oak Meadow before my last graduates. We LOVE this school!
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