"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."
~Maria Montessori 

Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 22, 2018 was Earth Day and we had a party.  A successful event, we hope to make bigger and better every year. Thank you to all who made it a success.  See our Blog for more...

About Us

What Is Three Rivers Montessori School?

Three Rivers Montessori will serve 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.  

Our Goal

NEW UPDATE: Due to limited grant funding, we are planning now for a Fall of 2019 start, and will begin with grades determined upon interest.     

In its first five years, Three Rivers Montessori intends to establish a thriving 1st 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 lower elementary classes which serve 6-9 year olds, upper elementary classes which serve 9-12 year olds. 

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.

Connect With Us

We're rapidly moving toward our goal of opening this community school in the fall of 2019.

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Three Rivers Montessori

(763) 350-9100

Board of Directors

Leah Studaker, Lisa Andrican, Maritza Pechan,  Angela Guse, Chris Castagneri, Naveen Aggarwal, Roche Martin


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