For over 30 years, Montessori School of Duluth has provided exceptional preschool, kindergarten, and elementary education to children in Minnesota's Twin Ports area, beginning at age 3.

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    Welcome!

    Thank you for visiting Montessori School of Duluth’s website! Please phone us for our information package and to request a school visit. Parents of infants and toddlers are encouraged to research Montessori now, so that when their children are ready for preschool — at about 3 years of age — there will be a place for them.

    Our goal at Montessori School of Duluth is for your child to be a happy, self-motivated learner with a positive self image. Dr. Maria Montessori observed certain tendencies in children that are important to their natural development. These observations form the basis of our program at MSD. Children’s innate need for order, learning through their senses, and working at their own pace are fostered at MSD. We use beautiful materials developed by Dr. Montessori to aid children in their discovery of our world.

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    Quality Education

    At Montessori School of Duluth, our head teachers all have college degrees and AMI certification, and several have master’s degrees. MSD also invests in continuing education for its teachers, as a part of its commitment to quality education for its students.

    Dr. Maria Montessori noticed universal characteristics among children and sought to create a system of education that responded to how children naturally are. In our classrooms at Montessori School of Duluth, children’s natural tendencies and needs are nurtured and understood. Unlike traditional models of education, where children are expected to adapt and change to fit the system, Montessori education changes to fit the child. Children learn the basics, as well as valuable social and life skills in our classrooms.

    Call us now to schedule an observation and see firsthand how Montessori education is different!

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    Successful Students

    Reports received from parents and teachers throughout our 30+ years are that our graduates excel in junior high and enjoy the new challenges in senior high. Four of our alumns have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship as Finalists, and eleven are National Merit Semifinalists or Commended Scholars.

    Graduates of Montessori School of Duluth have attended more than fifty colleges and various prestigious graduate schools. They often travel and live abroad. Many have families now and build their careers in business, science areas, education, journalism, human services, and the arts. They often maintain friendships started at Montessori School of Duluth!

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What is Montessori?

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The short answer is that Montessori is a developmentally-based educational system. Meaning that unlike most pedagogical models, the Montessori method was developed based on how children actually are, rather than imposing a model on children based on an ideal of how they should be. That sets Montessori apart from the rest. Montessori is not affiliated with … Read More

Why Mixed-Age Classrooms?

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You have to know something very well before you can teach it to someone.  Having mixed ages in each classroom at Montessori School of Duluth allows the older children to become mentors to the younger ones.  When they show a younger child how to do something, it helps solidify the older child’s knowledge.  The older … Read More

Why 5 days?

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The International Montessori Council recently commented on why attending Montessori school a full 5 days per week is so important. We think their answer is worth taking to heart: “Often we are asked why, Montessori schools almost always ask children from age three to attend five-days a week. The answer is that young children thrive … Read More