We provide an authentic Montessori learning experience that guides children on a self-motivated journey that encourages exploration, independence, and community.
Children develop a unique sense of self-confidence by using hands-on materials and collaborating with their peers and Guides.
We aim to develop within the child the values of self-respect, responsibility, self-discipline, and a lifelong love of learning.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 56 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
All
Year Founded
1971
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program rates are dependent upon the duration of the day, and the number of weeks your family registers for.

Student Body

Total Students
56 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Jonathan Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Children should wear clothes comfortable for learning and exploration.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is dependent upon the duration of your child's day at Jonathan Montessori School
Admissions Director
Nick Jacobs

School Notes

JMS is proud to hold a strong authentic Montessori educational philosophy that recognizes that children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development are all interrelated. In the Jonathan Montessori environments the children are allowed to respond to their natural drive to learn, allowing the teacher to guide each child's own pace and rhythm and to give them personalized guidance where needed. Each child is respected as a unique personality and as an important, responsible member of a community.Young children take in a tremendous amount of information from their environment with what Dr. Maria Montessori called "the absorbent mind." The programs at JMS provide enriching hands-on learning experiences with specially formulated Montessori materials for:
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Sensorial Exploration
  • Practical Life
  • Art
  • Science
  • Geography
Making choices and using coordinated movements to accomplish tasks leads the child toward self-regulation and self-control. Our children develop observation and problem-solving skills by manipulating, experimenting and discovering. This allows their minds to move from concrete thinking to the abstract concepts that prepares them for the more complex studies of elementary school.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Jonathan Montessori School is amazing. Our son started going there this year and has really come out of his shell. He's engaging with other kids in a way he had never done before and is challenging himself in the classroom. He loves school, has a group of good friends that he looks forward to seeing every day, and we are so excited to send our other child there when she is ready. I cannot recommend JMS enough; kind and attentive staff, beautiful classrooms, and amazing outdoor spaces.
- Posted by
5  
This is a wonderful school, in a beautiful park setting and attentive and caring teachers! We could not be happier to have found this school!
- Posted by
5  
I am so beyond thrilled with Jonathan. It is a loving, comfortable environment where they strive to work with each child to their strengths. My daughter has flourished there!
- Posted by
5  
Our son Henry has been a student at JMS for a year now. Part of the Montessori philosophy is that the older students mentor the younger students. It has been amazing to watch Henry's confidence grow, as he demonstrates when helping his younger friends and family and interacting with new people he meets. The environment at JMS is an extension of the values we teach Henry at home, so we know he is in good hands with the staff. Social graces, intellectual curiosity, independence, friendship...the foundation of life skills that your child will learn at JMS.
- Posted by
5  
Compared to many "Montessori" preschools in the area, Jonathan Montessori is worlds above the rest; it is a traditional Montessori program. The teachers & staff at the school are highly educated and treat my child as their own. The price of the full day program is less than other private preschools in the area and well worth every penny & more! I suggest you go take a tour! You & your child will fall in love instantly!
- Posted by

Endorse Jonathan Montessori School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Books Set In Private Schools
Books Set In Private Schools
Enjoy a range of subject matter from recollections to murder mysteries, all set in private schools here at home and abroad.
Keep Ransomware Out of Your School
Keep Ransomware Out of Your School
Small organizations like private schools are just as vulnerable to ransomware attacks as large organizations are. Here's how to deal with ransomware in your school.
Endow A Teaching Position
Endow A Teaching Position
Endowing a teaching position accomplishes many things for the private school that gave you the foundation for your adult life.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 56 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Carver County, MN is $2,912 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Carver County, MN is 97% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links