Parkway Middle School Montessori

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Opening September 2013: the first Montessori middle school in SPPS history, located in the former Parkway Elementary School – newly renovated just for us – in the northeast quadrant of St. Paul.

Beginning with sixth and seventh grades in 2013 and expanding to eighth grade in 2014, Parkway will teach standards-based SPPS curriculum in the Montessori way: independent inquiry rooted in each student’s interests and learning style. In addition to the core subjects, Parkway will offer vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, visual arts, world languages, and computer-aided design courses.

Classroom spaces are large to accommodate interdisciplinary teaching teams and experiential, project-based learning. Families enrolling in 2013 will help mold an entirely new “destination” school for the district’s many Montessori students, with possibilities for outdoor classrooms, natural habitat exploration, and much more.