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About The Fulton School

The Fulton School is a small, co-educational, independent school serving children 18 months old through 12th grade located in Chesterfield, Missouri. 
We provide a quality Montessori education with multi-age classrooms, Learning Support Center, Makerspace Lab, volunteer and entrepreneurship opportunities, farm and travel programs, varsity athletics, and an internship program for graduating seniors. 
The Fulton School fosters confidence, critical thinking, character growth, and a deep love of learning through refreshing, student-centered teaching. The students are engaged, challenged, and excited to learn. 
In our Lower School (through 6th grade), classrooms allow children to explore meaningful work that both reach the children at their current stage yet encourage them to stretch themselves. Our Upper School (7th-12th grade) offers a strong college-prep curriculum. 
Teaching students to think critically, write and speak effectively, collaborate, exercise initiative, and display good character are the highest priorities. Preparing students for studying and working on their own -- in college and then professionally -- are the end goals. Mutual respect, freedom balanced with responsibility, and plenty of choices create a unique atmosphere that adolescents love. Come see for yourself at The Fulton School.
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In June 2022, The Fulton School at St. Albans (TFSSA) and Chesterfield Day School (CDS) merged to become The Fulton School. The TFSSA community of students, faculty and staff from St. Albans moved to the CDS campus at 1100 White Road in Chesterfield in June 2022 and the 2022-23 school year was their first as one unified school.  Together we are continuing our mutual mission of providing a quality Montessori education for students in a challenging and supportive environment.
TFSSA was originally a second campus for CDS. The demand for private independent school education was significant when the second campus opened in 1994. In 2006, the TFSSA campus separated from CDS, allowing both schools to operate independently. Because The Fulton School at St. Albans was born out of Chesterfield Day School, their missions are innately aligned -- though the words and phrases may be slightly different. Leveraging a shared history, a fully aligned mission, and a strategic location creates opportunity for a synergistic reunion and brings a unique 7th-12th grade option within convenient geographic proximity to a much larger student community. This reunion advances the passion and commitment each school has to innovative Montessori education for children 18 months old through 12th grade and benefits the students, families, faculty, staff and the surrounding St. Louis area community.
Upon merging, Douglass was named Head of School for the merged schools.