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Fernwood is a high-performing school that follows the Montessori method. In the Montessori classroom, children use specially made materials to help them learn practical life skills and participate in activities that promote concentration, math concepts, and problem solving. They also gain language acquisition skills and integrate science, history, and arts into their studies. Through research and project-based learning, students are prepared for active and involved citizenship in the larger community. All classroom teachers are either AMI- or AMS-certified Montessori trained professionals.

Previous Montessori classroom experience is required to enter beyond K4. Families can enroll in this school for grades K3 and K4 using the online application at


Academic/Social Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

  • Clubs ( Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Greenhouse Club, Newspaper, Robotics Club )

Athletics & Interscholastic Sports

  • Basketball (B/Co-ed)
  • Cross Country (B/G)
  • Soccer (Co-ed)
  • Volleyball (G)

Before & After School

  • Before School Camp
  • After School Program ( After School Arts Program, After School Camp, After School Music Classes )

Community Partners

  • Bay View Historical Society
  • Bay View Neighborhood Association
  • Johnson Controls
  • Junior Achievement
  • La Merenda Restaurant
  • Sweet Water Organics
  • Tenuta's Restaurant
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Urban Ecology Center
  • Walkers Point Center for the Arts

Comprehensive Academic Programs

  • Learning Method ( Montessori )
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) ( Ecology/Sustainable Studies, Environmental Science )

Fine Arts

  • Art ( Visual Arts Focus )
  • Music ( Piano, Violin/Strings )

Health & Wellness

  • Yoga

Map & Directions

School Administration

PrincipalKristen LowellRegional SuperintendentMiguel SanchezSchool Board MemberMegan O'HalloranSchool Board District District # D8School Board Member At-LargeMissy Zombor

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GradesK3 - 8School Hours07:25 AM - 02:25 PMSchool TypeRegular Education RegionEastTransportationProvided to students living within 5 miles (walk zone excluded) View Transportation Map

Contact Information

PrincipalKristen Lowell3239 S PENNSYLVANIA AVMILWAUKEE WI 53207Phone (414)294-1300TTY(866)
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