Innovative Early Education Programs

Northwoods Montessori School offers innovative early education programs that cater to the needs and abilities of children at each stage of their development — from toddler care to primary preschool. Our Montessori method combines a unique complex of philosophy, psychology, educational theory, and instructional materials, guided by an understanding of childhood developmental stages and respect for individual characteristics. This approach allows children to learn independently in an environment specially prepared by the teacher to respond to individual needs and tendencies.

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Toddler Community

The Northwoods Montessori Toddler Community is a unique preschool educational program that supports your child throughout a period of tremendous fundamental development. More than a classroom, Montessori educational toddler programs support a nurturing social community using nontraditional teaching methods to help very young children experience their first contact with other children, learning to participate in a cooperative group. 

Age: 12 months to 3 years
Class Size: Limited to 12

Monday - Friday (5 days/week)
8:30am - 3:00pm

Primary Program

While the children have the opportunity to work with one another in the supervised classroom, the Preschool Primary Program is an early education program designed to support a child’s autonomy, allowing individual exploration and repetition. This freedom and the concentration it allows lead to satisfaction and reinforce understanding.

Ages: Children 3 to 6+ years, with trained assistants
Class Size: 20-25 students

Monday - Friday (5 days/week)
8:30am - 3:00pm

Elementary Program

The Elementary child wants to know “how and why” and our curriculum uses the imagination as the major tool to explore. A rich variety of teaching methods, materials, and resources support the child’s efforts to manipulate ideas and make connections.

Ages: 6 to 12 years
Class Size: 20-25 students

Monday - Friday (5 days/week)
8:30am - 3:00pm

Extended Day Programs

Our Extended Day Program is available after school, with varying activities according to the age level of the child. This program really is a home-away-from-home for late afternoons, and we invest a great deal in keeping them fresh, safe, and enjoyable for the children.

Ages: 12 months to 12 years
Class Size: Varies

Monday - Friday (5 days/week)
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Summer Program

This eight-week summer childcare program is organized into four two-week sessions, each staffed by an experienced teacher and an assistant.

Ages: 3 - 7 years
Class Size: Limited to 25