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.”.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 85 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 30 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
2012
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
85 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Sprucetree Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 30 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Elementary 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 Director
Sabrina 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AK School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 85 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 30 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Alaska is $7,003 for elementary schools and $5,999 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alaska is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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