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Monarch Montessori School

We are a nonprofit school grounded in Montessori pedagogy, accessible to families of all incomes, that places the needs of the children first. Located on the East Side of St. Paul, we serve children 33 months through six years of age. 

Why Monarch?


A Warm Community As a small school, we have the flexibility to respond to the unique needs of families.


Personalized Learning We offer individualized, hands-on instruction to preserve the love for learning and magic of discovery from qualified, experienced educators. We also co-teach, ensuring that every child receives the support that they need to thrive.


Education for the Whole Child In addition to mathematics, reading, and writing, we embed movement, nature, music, art, social-emotional learning, and practical life skills into the life of the classroom.


Support Beyond the Classroom Families have access to an onsite toy library, monthly parent nights, open play hours on days when school is closed, and an onsite food shelf.


Values-Driven Organization As a nonprofit organization, we exist for the benefit of our community. We offer tuition assistance and accept both Think Small Early Education Scholarships and CCAP.


Beautiful and Engaging Environment Our classroom environment is lovely, with an abundance of exciting materials and custom furniture in a warm and inviting space. Come and see it for yourself today!


"The  Lead Guide and founding Director of Monarch Montessori is the gracious, playful, and enriching Julia Kallmes. I had the pleasure of working alongside Julia for 5 years so I can tell you that she has always been dedicated to equity and providing the best for children.
In the past 5 years I have seen her have grace under stress, work long hours to find just the right song, or create a work that will pique an individual student’s curiosity. Julia loves children when they need it most: when they are tired, worried, and overwhelmed by the adult world.
I can honestly say that any child would benefit through her love and teaching. If you are looking for an inspired, hands-on, loving school for your 33 month - 6 year old child, Monarch Montessori would be a wonderful place to flourish."

— Tonia

Children's House Teacher and former colleague

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