Type of School

A magnet school in the Hartford Public Schools system, dedicated to the Montessori method of education.

Year Founded

2008

Accreditation

The Montessori program at Annie Fisher functions under the guidelines and standards of the Association Montessori Internationale (Amsterdam). In 2012 and 2016, Annie Fisher Montessori was awarded "recognition" by AMI/USA, an acknowledgment of the highest quality program implementation at both primary and elementary levels.

Location

Conveniently located in the northwest part of Hartford, adjacent to the University of Hartford campus, just off of Albany Avenue where West Hartford, Bloomfield and Hartford meet.

Facilities

The Annie Fisher School building was fully renovated in 2009 and houses both the Annie Fisher Montessori and S.T.E.M. Magnet Schools. Facilities shared by the two schools include a 500-seat auditorium, library/media center, cafeteria and gymnasium. Six-and-a-half acres of campus include two playgrounds, fields for sports and for cultivation and a riverside classroom. Teaching spaces within Annie Fisher Montessori include six primary, four lower-elementary, two upper elementary classrooms, and our Erdkinder program (grades 7 & 8), all fully equipped with Montessori materials. Additionally, there is a Daily Living Skills room with cooking and laundry facilities; a parent room for community gatherings; and resource rooms for support staff.

Enrollment

2017-2018 enrollment stands at 333.

Grades

Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) to Grade 8

Hours

PK3: 8:15am to 11:20am

PK4 through Grade 8: 8:15am to 3:30pm

YMCA before-school care and after-school care is available for students K-8th.

Uniform

Short- or long-sleeved navy blue polo with khaki bottom (e.g. pants, shorts, skort/skirt or jumper); navy blue cardigan or sweater may be worn over the polo. Approved AFM spirit wear is available. AFM has a uniform swap program as well. Our embroidered logo is optional. To order AFM school approved uniforms please visit French Toast Uniforms website.

Transportation

Busing available for students K-8th grade and 5-years of age or older.

Diversity

A truly diverse community where 50% of students come from Hartford and 50% of students come from 42 surrounding towns resulting in a beautifully diverse enrollment across many races, ethnicities and economic spectrums.

Faculty

AFM has twelve faculty members. All hold CT educator certification and Association Montessori Internationale diplomas.

Technology

All lower, upper elementary, and Erdkinder students have access to computers. All classrooms are equipped with Smartboards. Technology is used to enrich our children's ability to explore and discover.

Physical Education

Physical education is offered to full-day students.

Arts

Art and Music are offered to all full-day students.  Classroom teachers are trained in the Montessori music curriculum. Additionally, Annie Fisher Montessori partners with Hartford Performs through a Hartford Public Schools arts grant. Through Hartford Performs, practicing artists lead students through a range of art experiences, including puppetry, storytelling, dance, drama and musical instrument work.