Learning at MSD


Montessori at MSD is a holistic approach to education, where communities of children help each other learn every day, with a Guide who facilitates. Here we’ve gathered insights about how this works in our school, to give prospective and new parents a better sense of what Montessori education really looks like.

April 12, 2021

Going Out

As our 6- to 12-year-old children grow, we must remember that their tendencies are to explore the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of any given situation. Maria […]
April 12, 2021

Being Good at Doing Things

Dr. Steven Hughes, a neuroscientist and parent of a Montessori child, explains that he became interested in studying the effects of Montessori education on children after […]
April 12, 2021


What value does cursive have in a world increasingly made up of keyboards and screen? Siri has made handwriting obsolete, right? As with many things in […]
April 12, 2021

MSD Grounds Redesign

Our school’s greenspaces, play areas, and parking lot were completely redesigned with the help of a generous Enbridge Ecofootprint Grant. Fox 21 featured a story on […]
April 12, 2021

Why 5 Days?

The International Montessori Council has commented on why attending Montessori school a full 5 days per week is so important. We think their answer is worth […]
April 12, 2021

Play Equipment

A generous $30,000 gift from Drs. Arnoldo and Neva Hax purchased play equipment for the school’s outdoor educational and play environments. Climbers, spinners, and a new […]
April 12, 2021

Green Spaces Make Kids Smarter

Why is it that Montessori School of Duluth takes such pride in being in a quiet residential area with lots of greenspace? Here’s one reason … […]
April 12, 2021

The Park Point Hike

The school year at Montessori School of Duluth ends with an all-day outing at Minnesota Point for the elementary and kindergarten students. This is a unique […]
April 12, 2021


What value does gardening have to the elementary child?  It’s an experience that helps them to build the classroom community.  Working alongside their peers toward a […]