About Armatage
Armatage Montessori School...
  • Promotes a safe, nurturing, child-centered
    learning environment.
  • Provides a curriculum based on the theory
    that the materials used should cultivate a child's
    own natural desire to learn.
  • Features highly qualified and talented
    teachers, all with Montessori certification.
  • Offers free, full-day kindergarten for all students.
  • Enjoys tremendous parental involvement
    and community support.

Armatage Montessori is an intimate public magnet school in Southwest Minneapolis. It has the distinction of being the only elementary school in south Minneapolis offering a free Montessori education. The Montessori curriculum provides a caring, nurturing environment for your child using the teaching philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Her methods and philosophy have proven effective for over one hundred years. Montessori education is not a system of teaching, but a method of helping children in the total development of their personalities during a fundamental period of development.

Organized, Prepared Classrooms

Contrary to popular misconception, the Montessori classroom is not an “anything goes” environment. Classrooms are safe, well-prepared, and organized. Click through for more information.

Armatage Teachers are Unique

The Montessori trained teachers at Armatage provide organized and prepared classrooms where the teacher, child and environment are equally important. They present specifically designed Montessori materials and lessons in a sequential order and build confidence and independence with the use of self-correcting materials.

Best of Both Worlds

Even though Montessori is an alternative educational philosophy, students at Armatage Montessori are still held accountable to state and federal guidelines, standards and testing. Armatage teachers offer the best of both worlds.

What is a Montessori Education?

Montessori is a comprehensive educational approach that was developed more than one hundred years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori. It is based upon her scientific observations of childhood learning processes and her conclusions that children are quite adept at teaching themselves.