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American Montessori

14401 Pilot Knob Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

(952) 736-1004


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

With over 150 years of combined Montessori and childcare experience in our school, you know your child will be receiving the best Montessori education and childcare that they deserve.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Spanish, Computers

From the Director:

Personal individual teaching where needed.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Day in the Life

General School Mission

With over 150 years of combined Montessori experience, your child will get the best that they deserver by coming to our school.

A Typical Day

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Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director