History

In 1968 we humbly began as the Newtown Montessori School with 20 Lower School students learning in a rented church basement in Newtown, Connecticut.  Five years later we received a generous donation allowing us to move to a small red schoolhouse on Route 302 and add the Extended Day Program (Kindergarten).

As the years passed, word of mouth spread and the school continued to expand in order to accommodate the growing needs of our families.  In 1984 a Lower Elementary School was added and by 1996 we graduated our first group of Sixth Years (sixth graders).

The year 2000 was a turning point for expansion as Newtown Montessori was relocated to our present site and rededicated as The Fraser-Woods School.  Our new name was chosen in honor of Myriam Woods, Head of School from 1990 to 2016, and in recognition of the building’s roots as the Gordon Fraser Company.  That same year we proudly welcomed our first Middle School students.

In 2012 we changed our name to Fraser Woods Montessori School.  We are proud of our new name as it embraces our Montessori identity as well as honors our past and current alumni by weaving together both names; Fraser-Woods School and Newtown Montessori School.


Today our program serves approximately 200 students (150 families) from 20 area towns.