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Welcome to many rivers montessori


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Welcome to many rivers montessori


our mission

Many Rivers Montessori is a learning environment that fosters independent, academically prepared, and socially responsible citizens who will be lifelong learners and problem solvers. We provide an ideal learning environment that focuses on the whole child during each stage of development from toddlerhood through adolescence — the benefits of which last a lifetime.

Many Rivers Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or sex in the administration of its admission policies, staffing, education programs, or in any of its policies and operations.

The Many Rivers Montessori Toddler Community serves children aged 16 months through 3 years. The program is flexible, catering to children with stay-at-home parents as well as with two working parents.

The Many Rivers Montessori Toddler Community serves children aged 16 months through 3 years. The program is flexible, catering to children with stay-at-home parents as well as with two working parents.

Many Rivers Montessori's Primary program serves children aged 3 to 6 years (including the Kindergarten year). The program meets five days a week.

Many Rivers Montessori's Primary program serves children aged 3 to 6 years (including the Kindergarten year). The program meets five days a week.

Many Rivers Montessori's Elementary program serves children aged 6 to 12 years. The program meets five days a week.

Many Rivers Montessori's Elementary program serves children aged 6 to 12 years. The program meets five days a week.


The latest news from MRM:

  • We are seeking a visionary and nurturing professional to become our Head of School. Scroll down to the bottom of our Employment page for more details.
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our values


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our values


our identity

We are a nurturing community of students, teachers and families coming together to grow a generation of students who can change the world. The foundation of this is the 100-year-old Montessori method, which undergirds everything we do at Many Rivers Montessori.


our montessori foundation

Our school is guided by the principles and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori. She defined the goal of education as "the development of a complete human being, oriented to the environment, and adapted to his or her time, place and culture." The prepared environment nurtures the independence of the child, creates an abiding respect for self and others, and instills a love of learning and exploration.

love of work

Dr. Montessori believed that children learn through purposeful activities. The prepared classroom provides a developmentally appropriate environment that supports and inspires the child's innate desire to learn, and where the choice of meaningful work is expected and respected.

rooted in nature

The Montessori philosophy is rooted in the natural world. One way we honor this is with our vegetable garden, where the children will work to grow food that can be used in the school community, or donated to local food banks.

diverse and respectful community

Our school embraces and respects diversity. With daily lessons of grace and courtesy, our children grow to understand and respect one another and to appreciate each other's differences. To this end, it is our goal to create, maintain and grow a scholarship program to assist families with limited resources.


our history

Many Rivers Montessori opened in September 2014. We invite you and your children to help write our history from the start! The teachers, parents, and community members that came together to found this non-profit private school would love to have you join them. Be a part of launching a community-based school accredited by the Association Montessori International that will enrich the lives of children in Duluth for generations to come!

The philosophy that guides Montessori teaching is "cosmic education." In other words, all subjects are interconnected and seamlessly flow together. We strive for fluidity. One of the great lessons given in many Montessori classrooms each year is the work of water, especially the river. The children are continually reminded that rivers carve, carry and deposit.  These actions have powerfully shaped our surroundings. Rivers also connect with the way Montessori education presents history through geography, as rivers bring people together. Every great civilization has formed near a river or body of water.

Our amazing city of Duluth, Minnesota is built around many, many rivers. Our school, like a river, will shape the community around it — and this will become our history.