Founded in 1968, Fraser Woods Montessori School is a small school community offering individualized attention where respect, resilience, and responsibility are part of daily school life.
Located on an eight-acre campus on Route 25 in Newtown, the school serves students from Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties. Fraser Woods is an independent school with a Montessori curriculum that educates approximately 150 students from 15 months through 8th grade. The school is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, is State of Connecticut approved and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society.
The FWM Parent/Child program has been developed for families with children from 12 months through three years old in order to encourage joyful interaction between children and adults.
Class is held in a safe, stimulating and nurturing Montessori environment.
Our Toddler Program, available for 3, 4 or 5 days, as a half-day or an extended day, offers a safe and nurturing environment where children 15 months to 3 years old can explore, develop independence and establish relationships with their peers. Toddler-sized chairs, tables, sinks and toilets allow children to participate in ways not possible in an adult-centered environment.
Our Lower School offers a half day and extended-day preschool and kindergarten which is available for 3, 4, or 5 days for 3 year olds, 4 or 5 days for 4 year olds, and 5 days for 5 year olds in kindergarten. The preschool curriculum emphasizes the development of perceptual and motor skills as well as social and academic abilities. Children acquire a sense of order and independence. History, geography, science, art, music and foreign language are integrated into daily classroom activities in a program that nurtures creativity and provides basic concepts and skills for future learning.
Our Lower Elementary, ages 6 through 9, and our Upper Elementary, ages 9 through 11, offer challenging academic programs integrating language skills, math, world-wide social studies and natural science. Within mixed-age classes, students pursue an age-appropriate curriculum with individual support or acceleration whenever appropriate. The program develops independent study and group project skills. Special subjects include physical education, foreign language, art, music, and technology and after-school activities.
Our Middle School, ages 11 through 14, is designed to help nurture a student’s intellectual growth and personal development. We are especially aware of the rapid physical, emotional and intellectual development occurring during early adolescence, and work to guide these students to be curious and reflective. Our curriculum also emphasizes the importance of citizenship, learning right from wrong, and preparing for a lifetime of meaningful work.
Fraser Woods Montessori cultivates compassionate, self-confident, joyful citizens of the world. • Respecting the individuality of each child • Challenging students to achieve their full potential in a nurturing environment • Inspiring curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and social responsibility.