Three Rivers Montessori

17267 Yale Street Northwest, Elk River, Minnesota 55330

Your Child’s Bright Future Begins At Three Rivers Montessori

Three Rivers Montessori offers a quality child-centered Montessori education in a stimulating, nurturing environment for children ages 3-11 years. Our educational programs do much more than teach your child; they instill confidence, independent thought and a life long love of learning. Three Rivers Montessori serves Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman, Otsego, and the surrounding Minnesota areas. It is a public tuition-free elementary school for students and parents interested in an authentic Montessori school experience. We will also offer a private preschool program for children ages 3-5 and are a DHS Certified site. Families may qualify for funding assistance through Sherburne County CCAP and our provider number is 41862. As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will have a profound effect on their future development and success. Make the right choice for your child at Three Rivers Montessori.

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Your Child’s Journey Begins At Three Rivers Montessori

Three Rivers Montessori School offers an authentic Montessori education to families living in Elk River, surrounding communities, and those living within School District 728. Montessori Philosophy and environmentalism go hand-in hand, therefore the school will align its objectives with those of Elk River as a Green Step City since 2010, and with Osprey Wilds, to instill a connection and commitment to the environment through experiential learning.

Montessori supports a mastery learning model which affords students the opportunity to have experiences and work with materials at a pace that matches their learning. Under their watchful eye, the specially trained teachers present interesting and exciting lessons when each student demonstrates their ability to move on. A large part of the teacher’s work is student observation and documentation in order to tailor challenge and guidance to the individual students.

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Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!

The Essentials

We’re Glad You’re Here!

⭐️ Three Rivers Montessori is tuition-free
⭐️ We have a beautiful, newly remodeled location
⭐️ Bus service is available within the Elk River (ISD 728) School District
⭐️ Extended child care is available, beginning at 6:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm
⭐️ Our elementary program currently serves grades K-6

⭐️ Our Children’s House preschool program will serves ages 3-6

What Makes Us Special?

⭐️ Experienced Faculty
⭐️ Love & Care
⭐️ Hands-on Learning
⭐️ Innovative Learning
⭐️ Natural Play Areas
⭐️ Parent Involvement

Educational Philosophy

Montessori is based on the philosophy of education and human development. We see the child as a motivated participant in their education, learning through self-instigated actions on the environment. Because of this belief, we emphasize hands on learning, individualized lessons, and cooperative social interactions. Our curriculum implements the Montessori method of education that also integrates the MN State Standards into our daily practice.


Three Rivers Montessori is now accepting student applications.

The process begins with your school tour to visit our school and meet with director of teaching and learning. During the tour at our school, we invite you to observe our classrooms to see how our teachers interact with our students. Following this, you will promptly hear back from Three Rivers Montessori and be requested to submit an Application Form.

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Parent Testimonials

“My child’s educational journey at Three Rivers Montessori has been nothing short of incredible. The caring and experienced teachers have not only helped my child excel academically but have also instilled a strong sense of curiosity and a passion for learning. The school’s commitment to individualized attention ensures that each child’s unique strengths and challenges are addressed, setting them up for success. The sense of community and involvement in the school is heartwarming, and I am confident that my child is receiving the best possible education here. Thank you for providing such an enriching and nurturing environment for our children to thrive.”


“What a great concept! Having a Montessori Charter School in the Elk River Area will be a great asset and choice for families.”


“The dedicated teachers and staff are not only highly skilled educators but also caring mentors who genuinely care about each student’s well-being. I appreciate the school’s emphasis on character development and fostering a growth mindset, which has had a positive impact on my child’s confidence and resilience. Moreover, the school’s commitment to parent involvement and open communication has created a strong partnership between us and the school.”