FAQs

Our mission is to serve a diverse community of families, providing high quality Montessori environments that meet the developmental needs of the whole child.

We use the AMI-approved Montessori curriculum in all of our classrooms.  In addition to classroom curriculum, our school is structured, classrooms are organized, and our staff behavior is influenced by the Montessori philosophy.

We are recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

We are a Parent Aware “Four Star” program. Our Parent Aware rating monitors our continued staff development in areas required by the Department of Human Services, as well as provides our prospective parents with additional opportunities for Think Small Scholarships.

Lead teachers, Assistants, and After Care Staff have AMI Training. Lead teachers have college degrees and seven of our staff has their Master’s Degrees in Education. The training and experience of the adults who work with preschool children or toddlers is a key component in the success of our program.

Creekside Montessori School has a substantial scholarship fund. Our Head of School and Family Outreach coordinator work with parents and caregivers to apply for scholarships and other types of grants.

We participate in the Hennepin County Child Care Assistance Program. Our Family Outreach Coordinator helps families to apply for funding.

Our families are very involved in the life of the school, participating on committees and volunteering for school activities and events.

Our Family Engagement Center (FEC) hosts workshops to educate and support our families during these important child development years. Free childcare is available to parents attending the workshops. The FEC has a lending library, biweekly Friday Parent/Caregiver Hours, Community bulletin board and a staff person (Family Outreach Coordinator) who oversees these programs and supports parents and caregivers in their parenting/caregiving journeys.

Children emerge from Montessori learning environments prepared for any future school setting.  The academics of the Montessori classroom are exceptional, as well as the social and emotional components of the program.  The Montessori approach encourages independence, responsibility, and caring and respect for others.

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