About Us

280 Plainfield Street

Hartford, CT 06112



Annie Fisher Montessori celebrates the fact that every child learns differently, and through experimental hands-on work, children can have the ability to develop concentration, motivation, persistence, and discipline. Instruction is based on the child’s inherent love of learning and is encouraged by giving them the opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities.

The Montessori Method, based on the highly successful theories of Maria Montessori, is taught in 125 countries in 22,000 schools. The goal of a Montessori Education is to graduate students with a vision of what the world can be and the wherewithal to lead and accomplish that mission.

Montessori is “Education for Peace.”


Annie Fisher Montessori (AFM) is proud to be an AMI Recognized school. Association Montessori Internationale has accredited AFM at both the Primary and Elementary Levels. To be an Associated AMI Public Montessori School, a school must follow the AMI standards and have consultation visits every three years to assure the standards are consistently being met. During these visits, each classroom guide is observed; and a report for each, as well as an overall report of the school, is submitted along with recommendation for association (if standards are met). In the year 2018-2019 our Primary program gained “recognition” status, the highest level of accreditation awarded by AMI.

For more information regarding AMI Recognition, please visit: https://amiusa.org/becoming-an-ami-school/

Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School has also achieved accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). For more information regarding NAEYC accreditation, please visit: https://www.naeyc.org/accreditation/early-learning/process


Our school offers a public Montessori Education, AMI fully equipped classrooms, and Auerfarm Explorations (7th and 8th grades).


P.E., Music, Literacy, and Art are offered through Montessori Explorations and are integrated throughout the child’s extension work.


The technology we provide for Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Erdkinder is used to conduct research based on each student’s interest.

Why Our School?

Education for Life–Montessori programs are concerned not only with the mastery of curriculum but also with helping each child realize their full human potential to become a contributing member of the community.

Foster Independence–Montessori education respects every child’s different pace of development. Teachers or “guides” observe and plan activities that best serve the needs of each individual child.

Integrated Academic and Social Curriculum–Montessori materials encourage exploration of five major areas: Practical Life, Sensorial Experience, Math, Language and Culture.

Hands-on Learning–Students learn through observing and interacting with their environment through guided exploration and discovery.

Indoor/Outdoor Learning–At the center of all levels of Montessori education sits the prepared environment. “Education is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment.”

Our MIXED AGE GROUP Environments include:

  • Primary (PK3-K; ages 3-6)
  • Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3; ages 6-9)
  • Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6; ages 9-12)
  • Erdkinder (Grades 7-8; ages 12-14).

Academic disciplines are not subjects to be studied, they are lenses through which we EXAMINE THE WORLD AND SOCIETY.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS include Auerfarm, Hartford Performs, Watkinson School, and National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector.


  • Plain navy blue polo shirts and khaki bottoms. Plain navy blue sweaters can be worn during the colder months. Please remember, NO LOGOS!

Children are relaxed and comfortable, but neat and ready to learn.