Applewild School

120 Prospect St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Located on the former estate of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Crocker, Applewild serves students from 37 communities in north-central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The 26-acre campus is situated on a hill overlooking Fitchburg that abuts hundreds of acres of conservation land. Applewild's traditional academic program stresses the application of basic skills and ideas, and the school groups students according to achievement and ability in certain disciplines at appropriate age levels. Departmentalization begins in grade 6. The school's visual arts program consists of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, 3-D construction, photography and collage, while the industrial arts program allows participants to progress from simple woodworking in the lower school to advanced furniture making in the upper school. All children take chorus starting in kindergarten; instrumental music instruction begins in grade 4. Athletics are a mandatory part of the curriculum, and Applewild sponsors interscholastic sports teams for pupils in grades 6-8. Upper school students may participate in the theater program or in art or furniture-making mentor programs in lieu of a season of athletics. The community service program allows pupils to volunteer at area agencies, such as the Head Start Program and a care facility for the elderly.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory, General Academic
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades K-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address120 Prospect St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Telephone978-342-6053
Fax978-345-5059
Year Established1957
Legal StatusInc
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorChristopher B. Williamson
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment178
Day Students178
Boys100
Girls78
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