We are located in the historic Jefferson School at 916 E. Third St. This is a bright and spacious building one block from St. Luke's Hospital and three blocks from the Lakewalk, Rose Garden, and Leif Erikson Park. The building has large rooms, loads of lovely natural light, and features a fenced-in natural playground and a garden. This convenient, central location means our students have wonderful opportunities to engage with the local community, enjoy outings by Lake Superior, or perform a play on the bluestone stage of Leif Erikson Park.
Please note that while our address is on Third Street, our physical entrance is on Second Street.
our certifications and accreditation
Many Rivers Montessori is a Recognized Montessori School with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for its Elementary and Toddler programs. This means that MRM has achieved the stringent requirements set by this international Montessori accreditation body. Every one of our classrooms has a lead teacher, or guide, certified by the Association Montessori International/USA (AMI-USA). We currently employ seven AMI-certified guides and have four classroom assistants with AMI Montessori Assistant training. AMI recognition for our Primary program is anticipated for the fall of 2017.
Many Rivers Montessori is a Provisional Member School of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). This affirms that we meet all of ISACS' rigorous accreditation standards, including best practice standards for curriculum and instruction, governance, business operations, personnel management, community engagement, and more. We anticipate becoming fully accredited as an independent school by 2024, at which time we will be only one of two independent schools in the Twin Ports. ISACS is a membership organization of more than 230 independent schools from 13 states of the Midwest region, and promotes the development of strong learning communities characterized by high achievements, social responsibility, and independence of governance, programs and policies. Many Rivers Montessori is also a candidate member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).