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Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: Montessori at Annie Fisher
School Phone: (860) 695-3560
Grades Served: PK3-8
Type: Magnet
Theme: Montessori Magnet
Principal's Name: Vivian Novo-MacDonald
Principal's Email:

AFM celebrates the fact that every child learns differently, and through experimental hands-on work, all children have the ability to develop concentration, motivation, persistence and discipline. Instruction is based on the child’s inherent love of learning and is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities. Fisher Montessori is the only public Montessori program in the nation that is awarded “recognition” status by Association Montessori Internationale. Montessori is “Education for Peace.”

Special Features and Highlights

Community partnerships are woven into the Montessori school design:
• University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music
• Department of Environmental Protection
• Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative
• Community Farm of Simsbury

Special Points

• Full integration of content areas across the curriculum
• Students enjoy learning through discovery and exploration
• ‘Parents as Partners’ education series facilitates families learning about the unique Montessori education

What People Are Saying

Students Say :
“I like this school (Annie Fisher Montessori) because it is very special. It is special because unlike most schools we do not have to do the same work at the same time. Also, we have many materials to help us learn if we don’t understand something. I enjoy coming here because I know every day is going to be a new day and new lesson.”
Stephanie Lebedeva-Lopez – Upper Elementary Student

Parents Say :
“What blew me away about Annie Fisher Montessori was that even before my son could write he was doing phonetic spelling with the “moveable alphabet” and math with the “golden beads.” Very young children can do and learn much if we just give them the proper tools. I couldn’t be happier with both my sons' learning at this school.”
Eliana Tsukroff – Parent
Teachers Say :
“We care for our children. Annie Fisher Montessori is not just about 'ABCs' and '123s', we care for our children as people; we want them to blossom from the great children they are into great, productive citizens of the world. We do not approach their education with a 'one-size-fits-all' mentality. We meet the needs of each child individually because they are all unique. That is what I love about our school.”

Chantell Boissiere-Kelly – Primary Guide

Zone: 1
Before Care: yes
Before Care Information:

7:30 am – 8:00 am (K-8 Students Only)

After School: yes
After School Programs:

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm (K-8 Students Only)

280 Plainfield Street, Hartford, CT, United States 06112
Hours: 8:15 am – 11:15 am for PK3; 8:15 am – 3:30 pm for PK4-8

Navy blue polo shirts and khaki pants or skirts--
Children are relaxed and comfortable, but neat and ready to learn.

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