Fairbanks Montessori School, Fairbanks, AK

“The child is both the hope and a promise for mankind.”

-Maria Montessori

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Our Mission


Established in 1965, Fairbanks Montessori School is a private pre-school, kindergarten and toddler room serving approximately 120 children, ages ranging from 19 months-3 years and 3-6 years.  As a non-profit organization dedicated to early childhood education, it is our mission “to give each child a chance to maximize his or her own potential.”  Through self-directed Montessori developed activities in a climate of mutual trust and respect, we provide children with an environment that stimulates social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth.  Our goal is that each child leaves our school with a strong sense of self-worth, an abiding love of learning, a respect for themselves and others and a healthy independence of action and thought.

The Montessori Preschool Classroom

img_4307-optThe Montessori preschool classroom does not separate children by age. Three year olds enter the classroom as the youngest students, needing special guidance and assistance. By the time they are five, in their Kindergarten year, they have gained self-confidence and leadership skills which they practice and hone by taking ever increasing responsibility for their classroom. Working on these skills is an important part of the third year program, and the skills the children acquire will help them throughout their lives.