St. Croix Montessori

SCMS is an independent, non-profit, AMI recognized school with stable, well established, toddler through elementary programs. Conveniently located near the Twin Cities, our expansive school campus sits on 15 beautiful acres in the heart of the St. Croix River Valley. Its unique outdoor environment includes a farmhouse, nature pavilion, barn, henhouse and multiple farm animals, providing an educational experience unlike any in our area. More information about our school: St. Croix Montessori School nurtures children between the ages of 16 months and 12 years.
Our school is committed to the joyful development of the whole child, and this commitment is shared by a diverse and talented group of educators and a deeply involved parent community.
St. Croix Montessori draws families from Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Woodbury, St. Paul, and Hudson and River Falls, WI. It is located just off of I94.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 133 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,058
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
weekly rate
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
133 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
St. Croix Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Dependent on level of program


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Young Engineers

School Notes

  • *AMI recognized *15 acres of land *beautiful indoor and outdoor learning environments *highly trained staff *Toddler, Primary,  and Elementary  Montessori environments.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Sending our children to St Croix Montessori is the best decision we've ever made for their educational experience. Where we'd had some previous challenges with the traditional classroom approach with the public school system, we now have children excited to go to school every morning and returning home with positive attitudes and constant commentary about what they're learning, who they're learning with, and how excited they are to resume studies the following day. The teachers are all compassionate and gentle with the manner they direct the children and the freedom within the classroom gives the children a lot of pride and ownership over their educational choices. With a focus on ecological studies and the focused classroom sizes, we will probably have our children carry out their full term offerings through the SCM. Couldn't be better!
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My children love this school and are clearly thriving in large part because of it. SCMS has wonderful, caring, and thoughtful teachers and staff. They follow the Montessori approach to learning, from the Toddler level all of the way through Jr. High....and this is such a good thing! It provides kids with lifelong learning and social skills that will help them become successful in whatever endeavors they pursue. Also, my kids are big fans of exploring the extensive natural environment around the school.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 133 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,058
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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