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On April 20th, 2021 The Three Rivers Montessori School Board approved adding an additional 26 Kindergarten seats and an additional 4 first grade seats for the 2021-2022 school year.
While TRM is committed to providing a Montessori preschool experience for the Elk River community, doing so at this time would mean the potential for financial strain on our new school. Therefore, TRM will not be enrolling preschool students for the 2021-2022 school year.
The decision was made after much deliberation following the lottery for admissions in March, 2021. The TRM School Board unanimously believes the decision will be in the best interest of the school as we approach our second year of operation.
The addition of a Montessori preschool community is still strongly supported in the long-term plan by the board and school administration.
Three Rivers Montessori is grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the Elk River community and for your continued support.
Due to overwhelming interest in our K-6 program, the Three Rivers Montessori Board of Directors will wait to open the enrollment for 3 and 4 year olds (preschool) until we can ensure the school has the physical space to accommodate three additional classrooms for the 2021-2022 school year.
Our team is currently working on construction options for next school year in order to provide TRM's first preschool classroom. As progress is made, we will communicate via email for existing applicants and on our website with updates regarding availability, cost and structure of the program.
The 2021-2022 lottery for Kindergarten through 6th grade was held on March 16th to accommodate two additional classrooms: one Kindergarten classroom and one 1st-3rd grade classroom.
You can still apply for any available seats or to be added to the waiting list - applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received.
Thank you for your support of our Montessori program and we look forward to bringing you more information soon!
The Application Process
The Lottery Process
Information will always be posted here on our website. You can also expect to see important information and reminders posted on our Facebook page.
If you have questions please contact the school at 763-595-1213.
(Be sure to also check your spam folder for any missed communications)
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.
What Is Montessori?
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 is comprised of practical life, language, and mathematics. Geography, history, science, art, music, literature, and physical education are also included.
We are open and serving grades K-6!
In its first five years, Three Rivers Montessori intends to establish a thriving preschool through 8th grade program within the boundaries of Independent School District 728 (including the Elk River, Otsego, Rogers, and Zimmerman, Minnesota areas).
In Montessori terms this means 3-6 year old classrooms, lower elementary classes which serve 6-9 year olds, upper elementary classes which serve 9-12 year olds and middle school classrooms for 7th and 8th grade.
In the following five years, and at its discretion based on enrollment and success of the elementary and middle school, Three Rivers Montessori intends to establish a high school serving 9th - 12th grade.
Three Rivers Montessori will be organized as a public non-profit organization offering a non-sectarian educational program.
We'd love to get to know you and have you as part of our volunteer team.
Let us know if you'd like to be involved.
* Potential Board Members Welcome to Apply *
~ Volunteers on the PTO are welcome too! ~
17267 Yale Street Northwest, Elk River, Minnesota 55330, United States