Montessori School Of Duluth

The Montessori Elementary School of duluth is a first private, independent, nondenominational elementary school in the history of Duluth was founded in 1981 by Anne & Al Nephew to serve fifteen students graduating from a Montessori Children's House.
The elementary classroom, originally located on Park Point, was taught by Anne who earned her AMI elementary diploma in Dublin, Ireland, and her MA in Education from the University of Minnesota.
Montessori education is based on the belief that learning results from the hands and the mind working together.
The interest of the child is the touchstone of self-motivated, lifelong learning.
Montessori School of Duluth provides quality eduction to the children of Minnesota's Twin Ports area, following this philosophy.
Montessori education is a world-wide movement, as well as the most popular alternative education in the United States.
It is based on the belief that learning results from the hands and the mind working together.
The interest of the child is the touchstone of self-motivated, lifelong learning.
Age three is the optimum time to begin this method.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5

Student Body

Total Students56 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Montessori School Of Duluth Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Montessori School Of Duluth is The Marshall School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Stella Maris Academy Holy Rosary Campus (1.1 miles away)
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  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
We love this school! We chose it for its quality Montessori education and stayed because of the wonderful community of people. The small size creates a family feel. My children love going to school and are learning so much.
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This school is amazing! We have been enrolling our children for several years because we believe in this particular school and type of education it has to offer. Our children receive great 1 on 1 attention and are given freedom to choose their work and pace in this prepared environment. The school did go through some change over the past year, but just when I thought the education and school couldn't get any better it did! The new head of school and administration is amazing and are offering my children a superior education. One of a kind. The location of this school is tucked away in a residential and family friendly neighborhood on beautiful grounds. It's an inviting school house where the staff go out of their way to make you feel part of this small community. I highly recommend contacting the school for a site visit and to learn more about the amazing Montessori education provided here at Montessori School of Duluth!
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Love this school! What a great history of top notch education! The founder/original head of school retired and was replace with a teacher/head of school that is just a fantastic educator. My children love this place and I do too. All of the children get lots of one on one time, the grounds are beautiful, the classrooms are cozy, and the teachers are extremely talented.
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I feel so lucky that my children can attend this wonderful little Montessori school! The teachers are second to none and have such a dedication to the students. And it shows! My children love their teachers and classmates. The school is obviously focused on the children and their outcomes, above all else. The beautiful school building and its generous campus are such a retreat from the city commotion, crime and noise, but still just a short drive from downtown. The school has so many distinguished graduates over the last thirty years who have done so many incredible things. I am excited to have my children on the same path!
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This school has great energy and caring staff who have really helped my daughter blossom in a school environment for the past 2 years. The new energy and updates brought to the school this year with change of administration as been very exciting to witness and experience. My daughter gets a lot of 1:1 learning time and is excited about learning. So thankful for this school being in our community.
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We send both of our girls to the Montessori School of Duluth. In addition to following the Montessori method, this particular school benefits from a great location, experienced teachers, a dedicated Board of Directors, and an awesomely renewed spirit as led by its new Head of School, Joel Young, and Director of Administration, Lindsey Young. My kids will be there for the next decade.
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