Fernwood Montessori School is dedicated to helping children become good citizens not only of our school community, but also of our neighborhood and city. Community partnerships include service projects and a variety of vocational education opportunities for the students. Notable community and business partners in recent years have included:
Marquette High School-Senior Life Program, Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, MPS Recreation Department, Tenuta’s Restaurant, St. Ann Center, UW Extension, Serve2Unite, Compost Crusaders LLC, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Honey Pie Restaurant, The Bay View Neighborhood Association, Anodyne Coffee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Arts @Large, Sugar Maple, La Merenda Restaurant, Betty Brinn Lab, The Fernwood Fund (MPS Foundation), All Hands Boatworks, Safari Club International (Archery Club), The Urban Ecology Center, the Bay View Historical Society, the United Community Center and Dance Works.
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Fernwood also has a strong partnership with the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin program, which inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. The mission of this program is to ensure that every child in the state has an opportunity to obtain an understanding of the free enterprise system.
Several businesses have provided donations and discounts to support Fernwood Students’ Service Projects. Business people and tradesmen regularly visit the classes to provide career information and guidance for the students.