Welcome to Applewild!
I hope that you can imagine your bright, enthusiastic child thriving here – we can. Applewild students actively participate in a formative, individualized, and innovative educational experience. As you learn about how our new tuition program Access Applewild can empower your family to enroll your child; as you speak personally with our parent community; and as you visit our campus as much as you’d like, please understand that there are no questions which are insignificant. Visit us for a one-on-one tour and meeting, for an Open House, for athletic games and artistic performances – get a feel for our vibrant community, and let us help your family take the first steps towards a new educational journey for your child. We encourage you to dive deeply into this process and to ask us the questions that mean the most to your family – this is an important investment and decision for your family, and we want you to be confident that you’re making the right one.
Why Applewild? Applewild is:
Students participate in community service activities – from the school-wide Empty Bowls Project to our first graders reading to young children in the local Head start program – and they build strong leadership skills. Our students are nurtured in mind and character, and they develop the values needed to lead purposeful lives
Students engage in formal and informal public speaking opportunities beginning in kindergarten – from jokes at family-style lunch to the eighth grade ‘This I Believe’ speech contest, and they stretch themselves through our rigorous, inspiring curriculum. Our students acquire the skills needed for future educational success.
Our Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and learning in the Lower School and our Advising Program in the Upper School help us to build community and to know our students well. Each individual is known and cherished, and each individual’s strengths and potential are cultivated.
An average class size of 15, a student to teacher ratio of 6:1, and a non-standardized test nor Common Core-centric focus ensures that students encounter appropriate, thought-provoking academic challenges, and are well-supported when needed. Our approach to teaching and learning is inclusive and student-centered.
Eighth graders exchange data with the Harvard University Forest through the creation of a tree plot on our campus and fourth graders canoe the Nashua River to take water samples and learn about the history of the river. Students engage in active, collaborative learning experiences through an education grounded in the liberal arts.
Kindergarteners study Norman Rockwell’s Golden Rule, explore the concepts of respect and diversity, then depict the uniqueness of their families in their own paintings. Sixth graders read Paul Fleischman’s novel, Seedfolks in English class, then create their own chapter – all while measuring the pH balance of the soil in our school garden through science class. Applewild teachers reflect the best practices in teaching and learning today.
I hope to have the chance to welcome you and your family to campus – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me directly at 978-342-6053 ext. 110.
Director of Admission