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Monarch Montessori School is a nurturing community where children learn, grow, and connect.

We are currently accepting applications for our waitlist or for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Support Monarch

At Monarch Montessori School, we are proud to serve children, families, and our community by offering accessible childcare. As an independent, non-profit school, we rely on the support of donors like you. We are asking for your help to raise $5,000 which will enable us to provide scholarships to eligible families, offer benefits to our staff and purchase materials necessary to maintain our high-quality educational programming.

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Get ready for the Holiday season and support Monarch and our students  with our Holiday Plant Fundraiser, in partnership with Gerten's.

Holiday Plant Fundraiser

Our Mission

We are a nonprofit school grounded in Montessori pedagogy, accessible to families of all incomes, that places the needs of the children first.

We are located on the East Side of St. Paul and serve children 33 months through six years of age. Our experienced educators and enriching environment promote social-emotional development, healthy habits, and metacognitive skills alongside academics.

We strive to show compassion at all times and preserve the child's love of learning.


Commitment to Quality

Monarch Montessori Parent Aware Four Star Rating

Monarch Montessori School received a four star rating from Parent Aware, which indicates that we implement early childhood best practices. We accept Think Small Early Learning Scholarships.

Why Montessori?

Dr. Maria Montessori developed her namesake philosophy and pedagogy after noting the false assumptions and failures of the traditional education system. She remarked, "The world of education is like an island where people, cut off from the world, are prepared for life by exclusion from it." After observing how children optimally learn and develop, she devised and refined a markedly different approach.

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Individualized Lessons

In traditional classrooms, the teacher gathers children of vaguely the same age to learn the same thing, at the same time, on the same day. What an absurd project! Inevitably, most in attendance feel bored or completely lost. Alternatively, Montessori guides first identify what each child is both interested in and ready for and invite them to that particular presentation, thus preserving the magic of discovery.

Hands-On, Developmentally Appropriate Materials

Upon entering a Montessori Children's House, one three-year-old happily exclaimed, "Everything is my size!" The space belongs to the children, and they can access all of the beautifully crafted, intentionally designed materials. Some materials help develop practical life skills, while others represent mathematical concepts or promote language exploration.

Mixed-Aged Community

Children remain in the Children's House for three years, thus avoiding the tumultuous yearly transition between classrooms. Over three years, guides get to deeply know and understand each child, and children blossom from more timid newcomers to confident leaders.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about Monarch Montessori School? Please feel free to get in touch, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

*Note* Email is the best way to get ahold of us.

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church

Attn: Monarch Montessori School
1669 Arcade Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55106

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