Spruce Tree Montessori School

  • Spruce Tree Montessori School is the first private Montessori elementary school in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Spruce Tree offers a traditional Montessori early childhood programming (ages 2.5 - 6) as well as an elementary program for children ages 6 - 12.
  • Our curriculum provides an inspiring learning environment using proven Montessori techniques, approved Montessori materials and its classrooms are guided by experienced, credentialed Montessori teachers.
  • The Montessori approach provides sound academic background for the establishment of critical thinking, problem solving and cooperative learning skills.
  • We offer enrichment programming in music and foreign language, coding and logic skills, and art.
  • Our goal is to support the development of each child in all areas – academically, socially, physically, and emotionally in an effort to educate the “whole child.”.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded2012
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 28%
Students by GradeSpruce Tree Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 30 / rolling
Tuition NotesElementary tuition: $10480 Primary tuition: $8400 Primary tuition, half day: $6760
% on Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSabrina Binkley

School Notes

  • Montessori The philosophy of the Montessori method is first and foremost to respect the child. Over a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori became Italy’s first female physician. Her focus soon shifted to better understanding the learning process of children. The Montessori method of education developed based upon Montessori’s clinical observations of children and the ease at which they naturally learn. Montessori recognized that young children possess a remarkable ability to absorb the world around them. Spruce Tree Montessori School is true and consistent with the Montessori method. The uniqueness of each child is emphasized and fostered in our well-prepared classrooms, which are designed to promote the development of emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs. One of the most distinguishing features of the Montessori method is its extensive use of manipulative items. Our classrooms are filled with materials that encourage a natural curiosity among children who are eager to choose activities in all areas of our curriculum. The result is confident, happy children that carry a love of learning with them for a lifetime. We pride ourselves on providing a traditional Montessori program to families and their children in our community.
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  • Fairbanks
    Grades: 7-12 | 209 students
    1 miles
    615 Monroe Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907)452-2044
    1 7-12
    209

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The average private school tuition in Alaska is $7,514 for elementary schools and $6,118 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alaska is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).