How to Apply

Making the right choice for your child’s education is important. We strive to make this process as simple as possible with the understanding that finding the right fit is important. Whether you are looking for quality care for your toddler, a foundation for learning for your preschooler, or an individualized learning environment for your Elementary student, we encourage you to start with a visit.

1Prospective Family Tour
Schedule your tour online, call 218.728.4600, or email

You’ll get to tour our school campus, and have the chance to meet with our Head of School to talk about the Montessori Method and the educational goals you have for your child.

Please apply through our third-party tuition management group, TUIO, at this link:

Download Application Form Here

Please note that record of vaccinations are due no later than the child’s first day of attendance, and a Health Care Summary form (to be filled out by a physician) is due within 30 days of their first day of attendance. Additional information such as teacher recommendations and conference reports from previous schools or care centers are also appreciated.

After we receive your application we will contact you to schedule an interview.

  • Child interviews with Guide(s)
  • Parents briefly meet with Guide(s)
  • Family interviews with the Head of School
  • Parents do a 20-minute observation in the classroom
  • New Elementary students may visit school for a day if in session

After a family interview is completed, you will be notified of an admissions decision. The offer will remain valid for 2 weeks. Accepted families confirm start date as well as after-care and/or before-care needs to our Head of School. The $400 enrollment fee is due at this time to secure your spot; your program choice and before/after-care will be entered into TUIO. The enrollment fee covers practical life materials, as well as snacks for your child throughout the year.
5Online Tuition Management
Families will receive a link to set up their online payment plan through our third-party tuition management group, TUIO. MSD offers four convenient tuition payment plans:

  • One-payment plan: Due July 1
  • Two-payment plan: Due July 1 and January 1
  • Nine-payment plan: First payment due prior to enrollment
  • Twelve-payment plan: First payment due prior to enrollment

Once all enrollment paperwork is complete, families set up an orientation schedule with their child’s lead guide. This includes an overview of our communications app Brightwheel, review of the MSD Family Handbook, and answers to any last questions.

  • An MSD family
    "We chose MSD for our family because of its small, schoolhouse feel and low staff turnover. It's apparent every day that everyone in the building enjoys their job, and I know our child is well cared for!"
    An MSD family
  • The Garramone family
    "Our daughter said to me, 'I love my school because everyone is kind and friendly.'  We're excited to send our second daughter to preschool and can't wait to see the growth. Thank you MSD staff for all you've done for our family!"
    The Garramone family
  • Parent of a 4yo student
    "We've loved our experience at MSD. Our son has been at the school for two years and has grown so much both socially and academically. We've noticed an obvious growth in his curiosity in EVERYTHING! He asks questions constantly and never stops exploring the world around him."
    Parent of a 4yo student
  • The Garramone family
    "As an educator and a parent, my husband and I are so pleased with Montessori School of Duluth and its methods and philosophies for teaching. We're truly impressed and delighted to see the growth in our four-year-old daughter. She grew not only in academics, but socially and emotionally as well, with the Montessori teaching philosophy and kind, friendly staff."
    The Garramone family
  • Parent of a 4yo student
    "The staff at Duluth Montessori has really nurtured his curiosity and exploration through the their time, energy, and commitment to the Montessori model."
    Parent of a 4yo student
  • Parent of a 26mo student
    "My daughter loves the toddler program! She calls it her 'work,' and always has plenty of stories to tell after 'work!' "
    Parent of a 26mo student
Montessori School of Duluth is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization. We value, welcome and celebrate a diverse population. The school treats all children and applicants for enrollment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in all employment decisions.