St. Croix Montessori School

  • SCMS is an independent, non-profit, AMI recognized school with a stable, well established, toddler through elementary program and a budding new Land/Farm adolescent program. 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 16 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-9
Year Founded1994

Student Body

Total Students113 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Croix Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • *AMI recognized *15 acres of land *beautiful indoor and outdoor learning environments *highly trained staff *Toddler, Primary,  Elementary and Adolescent Montessori environments
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Stillwater
    Salem Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 175 students
    6.4 miles
    14940 62nd St N
    Stillwater, MN 55082
    6.4 NS-8
  • Eden Prairie
    Grades: NS | 75 students
    29.1 miles
    7455 Market Place Dr
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    29.1 NS
  • Minneapolis
    Child Garden Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 107 students
    21.3 miles
    1601 Laurel Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    21.3 PK-K
  • Minneapolis
    Children's Workshop
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-K | 96 students
    30.8 miles
    3021 Harbor Ln N, Ste 110
    Minneapolis, MN 55447
    30.8 PK-K
  • Minneapolis
    Cross Of Christ Lutheran School
    Cross Of Christ Lutheran School Photo - Cross of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church & School offers a Christian education for children age 3 through grade 8.
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 137 students
    25.2 miles
    9931 Foley Blvd Nw
    Minneapolis, MN 55433
    25.2 PK-8

School Reviews

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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