Highland Park Montessori School, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit organization that serves children from ages 16 months to six years. Established in 1963, ours is the oldest existing Montessori school in Minnesota. Following the principles and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, the staff at HPMS provides beautiful environments for the children to explore, where their natural curiosity and love for knowledge guides them in their learning. The atmosphere is one of mutual trust and respect, with a reverence for life and peace. As trained professionals, the staff serves as guides and facilitators, responding to the needs of the individual and the community. Our Montessori Guides are Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trained.
“Times have changed, and science has made great progress, and so has our work; but our principles have only been confirmed, and along with them our conviction that [humankind] can hope for a solution to its problems--among which the most urgent are those of peace and unity--only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the development of the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation.”
Dr. Maria Montessori | From the foreword to The Discovery of the Child, Poona 1948