YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE...
You can bring the transformative power of Montessori to children, teachers, and families in our community.
Such a transformation doesn’t happen without a shared vision, a drive to achieve it, and a community that embraces and supports each other.
Thank you for joining us in this important work!
ABOUT THE MONTESSORI CENTER OF MINNESOTA (MCM):
For more than 45 years, the Montessori Center of Minnesota has provided rigorous high-fidelity hands-on teacher training in Dr. Montessori’s proven method of education. MCM continues to grow. In 2008, it opened Cornerstone Montessori School which now serves over 50 children and families from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds.
In 2011, MCM expanded its campus to house Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School, a separate free public charter that serves more than 140 children in grades K- 6.
Our collective work extends beyond our walls. Through our Montessori Partners Serving All Children (MPSAC) initiative, we provide technical assistance, including outreach and professional support to local schools, childcare providers, community organizations, and parents to increase access to exceptional educational opportunities for children and families.
MCM IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS:
MCM’s outreach initiatives, like Montessori Partners Serving All Children, are community-rooted and include schools as well as less-conventional educational settings. Our goal is collaboration–working in a culturally responsive way with partners to strengthen bonds between home, school, and community. The financial support and technical assistance–including social work and teacher mentorship–provided by MCM, supports partners in building and managing their own educational offerings for children and families.
Current Partner Schools
As of fall 2019, there are ten Partner Schools in diverse and multi-ethnic communities, serving more than 350 children annually. More than 89% of children in Partner Schools identify as being of the global majority, and more than 80% of children in MPSAC schools qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Cornerstone Montessori School (St. Paul)
Bright Water Montessori (Minneapolis)
Siembra Montessori, Centro Tyrone Guzman (Minneapolis)
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community (Prior Lake)
Hmoob Toj Siab, Hmong American Partnership (St. Paul)
Montessori American Indian Center (St. Paul)
Lirio Montessori (Minneapolis)
Main Square Montessori (Winona)
Acorn Montessori (Minneapolis)
Owayawa Cikala, Thunder Valley Community Development Coorporation (Pine Ridge, SD)
Unique in its approach to extend Montessori to those outside of a traditional school, the Birth to Five Early Childhood Program provides support to parents/caregivers and children in a community setting. Birth to Five is currently offered in partnership with Opportunity Neighborhood at Ames Lake Community Center.