The Fulton School is an independent, coeducational, Montessori-based school serving children 18 months old through 12th grade. Conveniently located along the Hwy 40 corridor in Chesterfield, we provide an excellent education for children of various backgrounds and learning styles, fostering confidence, philanthropy, and a deep love of learning through child-centered teaching.
The Montessori Method emphasizes independence (to create confidence), concentration (the building block of academic growth), personalized learning (so your child is never bored or overwhelmed), and character (we believe in growing the whole child).
More than a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori designed a system of education where everything children engage in contributes to their "work" of becoming the adults they are meant to be. So, in a Montessori classroom, children's "play" is referred to as "work," because young children's work is learning through meaningful play and purposeful activity.
There are five basic areas of our Montessori early childhood classrooms: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math and Cultural. Each area contributes to the child's ability to independently complete a cycle of work, in which he chooses an activity, explores it at his own pace, and puts the activity away as he found it so that the next student is ready to use it. This cycle builds mental stamina, concentration, and creates respect for self and others.
Seeing is believing! We encourage parents to schedule a personal tour to witness our fascinating Montessori classrooms in action.
Learn about Waldorf education by observing classes in session at the Waldorf School of St. Louis.
More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.
Visit one of the most dazzling holiday light displays in the Midwest on these special Family Nights when children's tickets are just $5.
Bring your family to Cardinals Nation Restaurant on select Wednesday nights for Family Night with Fredbird! Meet Fredbird from 6:30-7:30 p.m., play games and win prizes! Kids 12 and under eat free per adult meal purchased.
Grant's Farm welcomes visitors this holiday season to the 2023 Holiday Lights Drive-Through and Walk-Through Experiences featuring dazzling light displays, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a 50-foot LED Christmas tree, Clydesdale photos, and more.