Admissions Checklist 

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.

First Step

Call 218.728.4600 to schedule a parent observation
Observations are scheduled between 9:00 – 10:30 Monday – Thursday and allow for potential families to gain an understanding of what goes on in a Montessori classroom. During this time you will have the opportunity to meet with our Head of School to get all of your questions answered.

Next Step

Complete an application form here $50 fee

If applicable, please submit records from current/previous educational institution(s). Fill out a Record Release Form to give permission to your child’s current/previous educational institution(s) to send records to MSD. For Elementary admissions we ask that you submit teacher recommendations.

Interview Step

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

·      Child interviews with Guide(s)

·      Family interviews with the Head of School

·      New Elementary students may visit school for a day if in session


After an interview is completed, families will be notified of an admissions decision. Accepted families need to reply within the allotted time in the offer letter.

A $350 tuition deposit is required to secure enrollment.

Online Tuition Management 

Families create an online account to start tuition payments. MSD offers four 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

The Montessori School of Duluth is a non-profit, 501© 3 organization. We value, welcome and celebrate a diverse population. The school treats all children and applicants for enrollment or employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

  • The Garramone Family
    "As an educator and a parent, my husband and I are so pleased with the Montessori School of Duluth and its methods and philosophies for teaching. We are truly impressed and delighted to have seen 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 our daughter said to me, “ I love my school because everyone is kind and friendly.”  We are excited to send our second daughter to preschool and can not wait to see the growth. Thank you Montessori staff for all you have done for our family."
    The Garramone Family
  • "We have loved our experience at Duluth Montessori. Our son has been at the school for two years and has grown so much both socially and academically. We have noticed an obvious growth in his curiosity of EVERYTHING! He asks questions constantly and never stops exploring the world around him. Of course this is a natural part of growing up, but the staff at Duluth Montessori has nurtured this curiosity and exploration through the their time, energy, and commitment to the Montessori model." - Parent of Children's House Student (age 4)
  • Parent of 26 month old
    My daughter loves the toddler program! She calls it her “work”, and always has plenty of stories to tell after “work”!
    Parent of 26 month old