Armatage Montessori School is a public magnet in Southwest Minneapolis. The Montessori education method creates a nurturing, child-centered environment using materials that cultivate your child's natural desire to learn.  Our school serves Pre-Kindergarten, ECSE, and Kindergarten-5th grade students.  Our school day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:00 pm.  

Prin Franks Letter - 1/14/21
Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:15 PM

Good afternoon Armatage families, This is Joan Franks calling with a few updates. 

January PTA Meeting - Jan 14th at 6:30PM - Zoom Link
Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:40 AM

All are welcome at the PTA virtual meeting - Updates on return to school, school placement and volunteer opportunities. 

Returning to Armatage
Friday, January 8, 2021 1:10 PM

Good afternoon Armatage Families,

This is Joan Franks calling to welcome you back from winter break and to update you on some critical information shared with schools yesterday regarding the return to in school learning.

First and foremost, I hope your break was wonderful and that you were able to enjoy time with your kids away from the computer screen.

Yesterday afternoon, the superintendent and his cabinet announced that schools need to begin preparations for the return of students to the buildings beginning Monday, February 8th. We are so excited! The district will be providing detailed information on the website including a Registration Form that notify us regarding your plans for your children.  They may continue distance learning, or they may return to the building for in person learning. It is critical that you go to either the Armatage website or the district website and fill out the Registration card by January 22nd.  We will begin the return of students on a staggered schedule starting with our youngest learners first. The dates of return for pre K – K is Monday, February 8th, 1st and 2nd graders will begin on Wednesday, February 10th and 3rd – 5th graders will join us in the building beginning Monday, February 22nd.  I want to reiterate all families must fill out this electronic registration card.

I will continue to provide updated information via robo calls, emails and the website.  However, if you have any questions and can’t find a quick answer, please contact me either through email @ or at 612.668.3180.

I read a quote this morning that says,  

“And suddenly you know…It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”


Have a fabulous weekend!

Joan Franks, Principal

Jasper Jonson, Assistant Principal

Winter Session for Community Education - Register by Jan 13th!
Friday, January 8, 2021 8:55 AM

Welcome back from Winter Break!  Community Education is excited to be back and offer up an amazing slate of live virtual after school classes – everything from Kendama and theater to Snapology, cooking, crochet and more. Tae Kwon Do and Latin Dance for those that want to keep moving. Chess for the strategists, and Dungeons and Dragons for the warriors and wizards. There is something for everyone after school!

Monday, January 4, 2021 12:00 AM

For information about the school request process and our Pre-K program for the 2021-22 school year, visit the Armatage School Request Page!

December PTA Meeting Minutes
Friday, December 18, 2020 10:40 AM

Meeting minutes from the December PTA Meeting