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 snacks
  • Daily outdoor playtime for all students in our private, updated 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
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.