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Heartland Montessori School

N8226 945th Street
River Falls, WI 54022

(715) 426-0350


Heartland Montessori School is dedicated to preparing children for lifelong learning by teaching cooperation, challenging intellects, nurturing the desire to learn, and engendering self-confidence.This happens in an environment that is fun, rewards curiosity, and where the teachers care deeply about the development of the whole child.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Spanish

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We are guided in our pedagogy by the principles of Association Montessori Internationale. Heartland is a collaborative, working community of families and staff, and we are committed to cooperative governance by teachers and parents. As we value diversity, financial accessibility is an important consideration in our visioning and decision-making processes.

A Typical Day

Our AMI-trained Montessori teachers function in the classrooms as guides and mentors, providing encouragement and materials appropriate to the interest and capability of each child and increasing the challenge and complexity as that student develops.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year