As a leading center for Montessori education in the east metro since 1993, SCMS is an independent, not-for-profit school that serves children 16 months through ninth grade. We are beautifully situated on 15 acres in a rural setting just east of the Twin Cities between Woodbury and Stillwater. Students at SCMS receive an authentic Montessori experience with passionate teachers. Additionally students enjoy exploring our property and caring for our farm animals which include alpacas, miniature donkeys and chickens.
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Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 school year
Toddlers through 9th Grade
16 - 35 months
The Toddler Community supports the abilities of the very young child. Our program is a partnership with parents, who are the first and most essential teachers of the child. Our teachers, or more accurately "guides," are trained in child development.Learn More
33 months - 6 years
The classroom for the Primary child is a purposefully structured environment that supports this sensorial learner whose definitive goal remains that of self-construction. The primary program supports the child as he or she develops a sense of mastery and accomplishment that leads to the next level of development.Learn More
6 - 12 years
The nature and needs of the child begin to change as they move to the second plane of development. They have the ability to think more abstractly, require variety rather than repetition.Learn More
7th - 9th Grades
Montessori philosophy views adolescence as a period of great transformation and extraordinary potential. The adolescent thrives in an environment rich in purposeful work in which they are developing skills.Learn More
Our Environmental Education Program develops ecological literacy in our students, as children need to have the ability to learn from and respond to nature. Nature experiences, activities, and studies are structured to fit the needs and abilities of our three distinct age groups.Learn More
Communication in another language extends the child's field of awareness as well as enabling interaction with a greater range of people and cultural knowledge. During childhood, the brain is especially open to the acquisition of language.Learn More