Sunny Hollow Montessori

On-site, hybrid and distance learning options available, with most students opting to be on-site.
Sunny Hollow is an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) accredited school providing authentic Montessori programs to children aged 16 months (toddler) through 14 years (junior high).
The school currently serves approximately 145 students.  Sunny Hollow is in a beautiful location overlooking the Mississippi River on the East River Road in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia and Other
Year Founded1981

Student Body

Total Students142 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Sunny Hollow Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries in accordance with the program. Check the Tuition & Fees section of the website for more information.
Admissions DirectorHenry Horne
Admissions AssociateJessica Ostrov


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chinese Lessons, Spanish Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

  • Our History: Sunny Hollow Montessori was founded in 1981 by Mary Sue Dobbin. The school is established as a non-profit organization, is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale.
  • Our Mission: Sunny Hollow Montessori engages each child in his or her education and nurtures the child's unique character, cultivating independence, inspiring community relations and promoting respect for self, other and the environment.
  • Originally founded as Montessori Preschool, Sunny Hollow now serves children age 16 months through 14 years.

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  • Saint Paul
    Grades: K-8 | 158 students
    3.5 miles
    1365 Englewood Ave
    Saint Paul, MN 55104
    (651) 917-0636
    3.5 K-8
  • Minneapolis
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    4.3 miles
    7121 Bloomington Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55423
    (612) 869-8155
    4.3 PK-1
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    4.3 miles
    3755 Pleasant Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55409
    (612) 827-3707
    4.3 PK-8
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    4.7 miles
    1125 5th Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (612) 378-9375
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    Grades: PK-8 | 133 students
    7.9 miles
    8800 Queen Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55431
    (952) 921-6500
    7.9 PK-8

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