Applewild School

120 Prospect Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Tel: (978) 342-6053 Ext. 119
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Applewild School Photo #1 - The core values and core competencies we promote and the relationships we foster among all members of our diverse community prepare our students to be confident learners and engaged citizens.
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Applewild School Photo #1 - The core values and core competencies we promote and the relationships we foster among all members of our diverse community prepare our students to be confident learners and engaged citizens.
Applewild School Photo #2 - Our students continue their education at a wide variety of day and boarding independent schools, and some choose to return to public schools. Secondary school advisors work closely with each student and their parents to guide and shape the secondary school search. Each year over 90% of our students are accepted at their first or second-choice schools.
Applewild School Photo #3 - Our junior boarding students develop executive function skills through our high-nurture, highly structured residential program. The cumulative impact in a young person's life is they develop personal agency, metacognition, and independence. Students learn exceptional social skills in a dynamic, multicultural environment.
Applewild School Photo #4 - Our Middle School science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses are designed to ensure students have a deep understanding of numbers, scientific methods, and problem solving. Whether in our math electives or in our science classes, our students face real problems and use design thinking to ideate, iterate and find solutions.
Applewild School Photo #5 - In our Middle School humanities classes students focus on how the individual, culture, and society relate to the human experience. At the core is the goal of teaching students to communicate effectively as writers, readers, and orators.
Applewild School Photo #6 - Middle School arts includes classes in drama, visual/studio arts, instrumental, and vocal music with several concerts, plays and art shows yearly. Our students make meaningful connections between the arts and their academics. Students also learn how the arts contribute to their communities and cultures locally and worldwide. Our curriculum is designed to help students develop their own unique voice.
Applewild School Photo #7 - At Applewild we move, we play, and we get outside! Activity and movement are prioritized at Applewild to make the school day engaging and balanced for our students. Our students travel around campus for classes in different locations, break for snack and recess every day, and regularly participate in PE and sports. Applewild students are always moving!
Applewild School Photo #8 - Applewild student-athletes develop good sportsmanship and confidence, understand the value of teamwork and trying their best, and realize that win or lose, they are improving every day. No matter what the venue, Applewild athletics maintains its emphasis on inclusivity, teamwork, and respect.
Applewild School Photo #9 - Students graduate from Applewild as accomplished young people who know how they learn. They are poised to accept the challenge of rigorous academic work and are confident that they can make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1957, Applewild School is an independent, coed junior boarding (4-9) and day school (PS-9).
Located one hour outside of Boston, Applewild students enjoy access to New England's finest landmarks and attractions.
Applewild has educated students from around the world for over a decade, with a vibrant liberal arts curriculum, thoughtful English Language Learning program, robust athletics and arts offerings, and excellent secondary school placement.
Our Core Values of Respect, Fairness, Responsibility, Compassion, Cooperation, Honesty, and Civic-Mindedness are the foundation of our community and curriculum.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 4-9
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,300
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $16,200
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Applewild School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
4-9
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-9
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
n/a
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1957
1906
Campus Size
28 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
330 students
320 students
% Students of Color
30%
25%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
20%
67%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
13 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$72,300
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$16,200
(K-9 with a range from $16,200-$26,000)
$35,000
Tuition international students
$72,300
$55,985
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$63,500
$46,150
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Gregory Miller

Sports

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Located at the top of the hill, adjacent to our athletic fields and neighboring conservation lands, our Flat Rock Dormitory houses 16 boys and girls, plus three dorm parents. With a long tradition of faculty housing on campus, we understand the importance of multiple points of contact: our dorm parents will not only care for and attend to our boarding students during evenings and on weekends, but they will be involved in daily campus life as tutors, coaches, and teachers. Knowing our students well helps us to support them in all of their endeavors-academic, athletic, and social.
  • Foundations at Applewild is a private school for creative and intelligent students diagnosed with Language-Based Learning Disabilities in grades 2 through 8. Five or Seven-day Junior boarding is available for grades 5-8. Located one hour outside of Boston, Foundations is co-located with Applewild School on a safe, convenient, and beautiful suburban campus. Foundations attracts students who would benefit from our therapeutic and prescriptive approach to addressing LBLDs within a vibrant liberal arts curriculum. Our Core Values of Respect, Fairness, Responsibility, Compassion, Cooperation, Honesty, and Civic-Mindedness are the foundation of our community and curriculum.
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
  • Applewild School accreditations: AISNE, NAIS, SBSA, TABS
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Applewild School cost?
Applewild School's tuition is approximately $72,300 for boarding students and $16,200 for day students.
What sports does Applewild School offer?
Applewild School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee.
Does Applewild School offer a summer program?
Yes, Applewild School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for Applewild School?
The application deadline for Applewild School is Dec. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 / Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 4-9
  • Enrollment: 330 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $72,300
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $16,200
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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