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  • Fraser Woods Montessori School Seeking Students From 1984

    Fraser Woods Montessori School is looking for some of its original elementary school students to participate in a ceremony in May, that will include opening a time capsule from the 1984-85 school year.

    When Fraser Woods Montessori School Head of School Myriam Woods began her career with the Newtown-based school in 1990, the time capsule was already in place behind a plaque on a wall in the school’s elementary building, which was then located in Dodgingtown.

  • ‘Global Game’ Presents Montessori Middle Schoolers With World Problems

    Middle school aged students at Fraser Woods Montessori School surrounded a table set up with a map of the world and game pieces on Wednesday, January 14, to discuss a current world issue.

    Responding to the January 7 killings at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine offices in Paris, students were charged with focusing on free speech and its importance by creating their own political drawings.

  • A Thanksgiving Ceremony At Fraser Woods Montessori School

    Fraser Woods Montessori School Head of School Myriam Woods welcomed her entire school community to a gathering on Tuesday, November 25, to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    The assembly included a reading of a Native American poem “The Four Elements” by students, sharing the history of Thanksgiving, students performing the story of Stone Soup, and each grade level offering things for which they are thankful.

  • Fraser Woods Montessori School Club Offers ‘Helping Hands’

    Fraser Woods Montessori School Director of Admissions Alison Kistner was surrounded by students on Friday, October 14, during a meeting of the newly formed Helping Hands Club.

    Ms Kistner said she believes there is tremendous value in volunteering and doing community service work when at a young age.

    “I knew that our students here at Fraser Woods Montessori are natural ‘doers’ and that they would find joy in completing this type of work,” said Ms Kistner.

  • Fraser Woods Montessori School Blazing Trails For Learning

    When picking up his daughter from summer camp one day this past summer, Fraser Woods Montessori School parent Ryan Knaggs had an idea.

    There was a circle of stumps, up a small but slightly steep trail and beneath trees on the school’s property, and the students were using the stumps as chairs while listening to school teacher and summer camp instructor Christine Mitchell.

    It occurred to Mr Knaggs that with a little “natural work” the space could be transformed.

  • Joining The International Day Of Peace

    Students and school faculty and staff began to assemble on the lawn behind Fraser Woods Montessori School just before 11 am on Friday, September 19, to continue a worldwide acknowledgement of this year’s International Day of Peace.

    Before the younger grades were brought outside, middle school-aged students began forming a large circle, holding flags with “World Peace” written on them.

    The event is a tradition at the school ant at Montessori schools around the world.

  • Fraser Woods Open House November 21

    Fraser Woods Montessori School will host its November open house for parents of prospective students from 10 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, November 21, at the school, 173 South Main Street. 

    Faculty, administrative staff, and the director of admissions will be available to conduct guided tours and provide information about the school’s four- or five-day toddler and preschool programs as well as full-day kindergarten through eighth grade programs.

  • Annual Grandparents Day At Fraser Woods Montessori School

    Fraser Woods Montessori School held its annual Grandparents Day on Friday, October 25, to celebrate the family and friends of the school’s students.

    Head of School Myriam Woods welcomed all in attendance during an opening reception in the school’s gymnasium, which followed refreshments being offered in the school’s commons.

  • Fraser Woods Girls Connect Internationally

    In honor of International Day of The Girl Child, recognized on October 11, singer/songwriter and Newtown native Daria Musk virtually crossed continents as she brought a group of girls from a secondary school in Iringa, Tanzania, together with girls from Newtown’s Fraser Woods Montessori School.

    According to the United Nation’s website, International Day of the Girl Child was first held last year to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

  • School Slates Fall Family Festival

    Fraser Woods Montessori School has scheduled its Fall Family Festival, which is open to the public, for Saturday, November 9, from 10 am until 3 pm.

    The day will begin with a 5K run at 8 am on the Fairfield Hill campus, followed by a kids fun run at Fraser Woods Montessori School, 173 South Main Street, from 10 am until 11 am.