Leading AMI Accredited School
for Montessori Education in the
East Metro since 1993

As a leading center for Montessori education in the east metro since 1993, St Croix Montessori School is an independent, not-for-profit school that serves children 16 months through sixth 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, AMI certified teachers. Additionally, students enjoy our outdoor learning environment by exploring our property, learning first-hand about their natural environment, and caring for our farm animals which include alpacas, miniature donkeys and chickens.

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Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 school year

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Toddlers through 6th Grade

  • Toddler


    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.

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  • Primary

    Children's House

    33 months - 6 years

    The Children's House classroom is a purposefully structured environment that supports the sensorial learner whose definitive goal remains that of self-construction. The Children's House program supports children as they develop a sense of mastery and accomplishment that leads to the next level of development.

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  • Elementary


    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.

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  • Environmental Education

    Environmental Education

    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.

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  • Spanish


    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.

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Contact Us

177 Neal Avenue North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone: (651) 436-2603

Fax: (651) 436-1170