The Fulton School

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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 153 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,650
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
153 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
The Fulton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, History, Physics, Spanish V
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition range: $7,530 to $22,825. Tuition assistance is available.
Admissions Director
Stephanie Coulter


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Creative Writing Club, High School Band, MakerSpace, volunteer club

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, nine-acre wooded campus conveniently located just off the Hwy 40-61 corridor in Chesterfield, 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, faculty advisors, domestic and international 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 and bees, maintaining gardens, 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!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Fulton School cost?
The Fulton School's tuition is approximately $21,650 for private students.
What sports does The Fulton School offer?
The Fulton School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for The Fulton School?
The application deadline for The Fulton School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
The Fulton School listens to my children, listens to me as a parent, and creates an environment unique for each student. Teachers and staff truly know each individual student and welcome communication with parents.
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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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 153 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,650
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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