About Us

Montessori of Minot is a private, for-profit preschool program serving children ages 18 months through 6 years of age. Our preschool program was established in 2008, and expanded in 2011. In 2014 the school brought on a new owner; Kathy Metzger and is locally managed by a program director. We follow the Montessori philosophy with our preschool programs. We employ a self-directed curriculum, meaning that children are free to choose between various math, science, practical life, geography, language arts, and sensory activities each day and to work on these activities for as long as they desire. We do this by using an emergent curriculum planning process. We are a state-licensed Preschool. All classes meet or exceed the North Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (Birth-3, and 3-5), preschool classes also meet or exceed the North Dakota PRE-K standards.

 

Acorn Hollow is a branch of Montessori of Minot, serving children ages 4 months through 12 years of age. Our school opened in 2016. We follow a nature focused curriculum. We employ a self-directed curriculum, meaning that children are free to choose between various math, science, dramatic play, art, language arts, and sensory activities each day and to work on these activities for as long as they desire. We do this by using an emergent curriculum planning process. We are a state-licensed Center. All classes meet or exceed the North Dakota Early Learning Guidelines (Birth-3, and 3-5), preschool classes also meet or exceed the North Dakota PRE-K standards.

 

Our programs are overseen by Ward County Social Services. Our school will vary with our licensed capacity beginning with 30 and growing as the program grows.