Applewild has two locations: Fitchburg and Devens. Our locations share our mission and core values providing a consistent philosophical approach that is independent of geography.
Our main Fitchburg campus houses nine buildings on 26 acres, including a 400-seat theater, two woodshops, two art studios, two libraries, a 200-seat dining hall, a swimming pool, and faculty apartments.
Emergent Curriculum Preschool/Pre-kindergarten, as well as Kindergarten through grade eight.
Applewild opened its Devens location in 2016 in response to growing demand from the Acton, Shirley, Harvard, Boxborough, Bolton, Groton and Lunenburg communities. We started with a preschool to meet the need for high-quality preschool and prekindergarten education for the many innovative and dynamic companies who now call Devens “home.”
Enrollment in preschool and prekindergarten grew quickly, highlighting a need for elementary grades. Our Devens campus now offers kindergarten and first grade with plans to add grades up through fifth grade in the coming years.
Our teachers often combine classes to allow for mixed age experiences which set the conditions for rich social emotional experiences as well as the opportunity to further individualize instruction.
After fifth grade, students are welcome to transfer to Fitchburg and we offer transportation between the two campuses as a convenience to our families. As students have the opportunity to experience the main campus during their Devens years, we anticipate this to be a seamless and positive transition for our Devens students.