Learning at MSD

MSD at a Glance


  • Approximate enrollment: 60
  • Average class size: 15-25
  • Teachers per class: 2-3
  • Student-teacher ratio: 8:1


Toddlers 16 months – 33 months
Preschool age 33 months through 6 years
Elementary Grades 1 – 6


1981. MSD has provided exceptional education for over 35 years.

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is offered to Elementary applicants.

Programs offered

Programs Hours
Before Care 7:30-8:30
Children’s House: Half Day (Age 3) 8:30-12:00
Children’s House: Full day (Age 3-4) 8:30-3:30
Children’s House: Kindergarten (Age 5) 8:30-3:30
Elementary (Grade 1-6) 8:30-3:30
After Care 3:30-5:30

Daily Offerings and Special Programs

  • Healthy organic snacks
  • Daily outdoor playtime for all students in our private, recently renovated playground
  • Environmental education
  • Field trips
  • School-wide events with families: Fall Fest, Winter Program, Spring Folk Dance, Spring Program & Graduation


For students five years and older, public school busing is available as a transportation option.

Accreditation and Affiliations

  • Licensed by Minnesota Department of Human Resources.
  • Member school of National Association of Independent Schools
  • Member school of American Montessori Society
  • Member school of Educational Records Bureau