Why Choose Armatage?

Strong Academics Supported by Staff, Students and Families:

Armatage Montessori School has a long tradition of boasting some of the top test scores in the district and continues to make all of the AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) goals as required by the State of Minnesota. For 2012, Armatage achieved the highest score (at 96.57%) of any elementary school in the state in the state MMR accountability report. Armatage has consistently scored “Above Target” in both math and reading. We are very proud of the fact that we recently scored 5 stars in Reading, and 4 stars an Math on our Minnesota Department of Education "report card."

Our staff, students and parents are committed to excellence in education and take seriously all of the attributes necessary to create an environment condusive to learning. We believe a positive environment, respect and hard work are key ingredients to creating classrooms focused on curriculum essential to supporting high academic achievement of all students. Each year students are assessed using a variety of tests to measure their growth, areas of strength and areas for development. The NALTs (Northwest Achievement Levels Test), MCAs (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment), CBMs (Curriculum Based Measures) and Oral Reading Assessments are some of the tests used to provide information. Attendance is another important factor when looking at student achievement. We are pleased to note that our attendance improved from the previous year—the majority of our students are attending school 95% of the time.

At Armatage: Skilled teachers + Hard working students + Involved parents = High test scores

Community Involvement

Armatage has a vibrant volunteer community made up of parents, teachers, neighbors and even our students! Some of our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Participating in the PTA
  • Tutoring students through the reading partners program
  • Helping in the classroom
  • Serving on the site council
  • Planning classroom or school events
  • Chaperoning a field trip
  • Helping with "Kids on Broadway" rehearsals
  • Tending the gardens in the prairie
  • Serving dinner to the staff during conferences
  • Greeting visitors at events and much more!


Great Facilities

Although Armatage was built in the 1950s, our students are fortunate to have access to great facilities—many of them new and updated. All classrooms are on one level in hallways that draw natural lighting on both sides. Many rooms look out on the school's courtyard prairie which was planted in the year 2000. Following are some of the building highlights:

  • Two gymnasiums
  • Theatre with seating for 268
  • Separate lunchroom serving breakfast and hot lunch
  • Bathroom in every classroom
  • iMac/eMac computer lab with 35 stations
  • Media center with 32 computers and 2 printers
  • Computer with internet access in every classroom
  • Sun-filled art room
  • Naturalized prairie courtyard
  • Armatage recreation center adjacent to school
  • Two playgrounds with multi-age equipment
  • Wide grassy areas and soccer fields
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Ice rink and sledding hills

Please take the time to visit our school and see for yourself!  Call our school office at 612-668-3180 for tour times and more information.