The Annie Fisher Montessori campus is situated 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. To the west of the school is the North Branch of the Park River, an environmental regeneration site with riverside walks. To the north is woodland owned by the University of Hartford, which connects to the campus of the University High School of Science and Engineering. On the east side is an active freight rail line, expected to be converted to a passenger line between Springfield, MA and New Haven, CT. Across from the school’s main entrance on Plainfield Street is the Westbrook Village public housing project. Westbrook Village offers moderate-income housing in a stable neighborhood setting and is slated to be rebuilt by 2017. Following Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision of human dignity and social reform, Annie Fisher Montessori is proud to be a part of the revitalization of this corner of Hartford.
The Annie Fisher School building was fully renovated in 2009 and now houses two magnet schools: Annie Fisher Montessori and the S.T.E.M. School. 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 and two upper-elementary classrooms, 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.