Founded in 1957, Applewild School believes that the ages of 3 – 15 are the most important in a child’s education. Our curriculum and programs reflect that students in this age range are eager to learn and to begin to emerge as leaders. Applewild School provides a safe environment in which adults have high expectations for students, inspire them to pursue their interests, and support them as learners and citizens.
Families choose Applewild because they want a bright future for their children, and they believe in the Core Values that resound here – being respectful, fair, responsible, compassionate, cooperative, honest, and civic-minded. Our rich educational environment is informed by teachers who value each individual, work collaboratively to challenge and support their students, and are eager to inspire students’ love of learning.
From Latin to woodworking, from traditional subjects to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics), from the classroom to athletics, students are engaged in a carefully balanced, purposeful, and challenging curriculum that results in creative, critical thinkers. From our traditional family-style lunches to our abundance of interconnected offerings, immersion in daily life at Applewild creates engaged, confident, responsible young people ready to pursue new challenges and make a difference in the world.
Applewild students are excited to come to school each day, thriving in an environment where respect, integrity, creativity, and collaboration among peers and teachers are expected and valued.
The diversity of Applewild´s student body is one of our most attractive features with 50 communities in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire represented.
Applewild´s location, less than a mile from the center of Fitchburg on a hill adjoining the Audubon Society´s Wildlife Sanctuary, offers the quiet serenity of the country with easy access to the educational and cultural opportunities of the Wallace Library and Fitchburg Art Museum.
Applewild is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and National Business Officers Association.