The Duluth Montessori School

Established over 40 years ago, The Duluth Montessori School is fully accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the organization established to protect and maintain the integrity of the Montessori principles. We educate children 14 months to 15 years of age. Fully accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)

Parent/Teacher Communications

Parent Education Meetings

Parent meetings are an important component to the partnership between home and school, and parents are highly encouraged to attend meetings throughout the year.  Teachers prepare meetings based on Montessori theory in an effort to aid parents in learning as much as possible about Montessori principles as they apply to interactions with their child and preparation of the home environment.  Parent meetings are for adults only and are open to all of our DMS parents as well as prospective Montessori parents.  Please make arrangements for childcare in order to attend.

Parent Teacher Conferences

There are two regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences each year.   In the event of special concerns, your child’s teacher will contact you to discuss them.  Each DMS teacher is a well-trained professional and her evaluation is confidential between parent, teacher and administration and based on direct observation of your child.  All parent conferences are done face to face where the teacher will offer her current best understanding of your child’s progress, strengths and needs.  The teacher’s observations may be augmented by input from administration.

Observations are permitted after the first six weeks of school.  Contact the office for details.