Programs

Expand the options below to learn more about the programs offered by Discovery Woods:

Preschool
Discovery Woods Montessori offers preschool for students ages 3-5 as part of our Children’s House.

5-day mornings: 8:00-11:30 $300/mo.
5 or 3-day school day: 8:00-2:40 $350/mo for 3-day, $550 for 5-day
daily after care: 2:40- 5:30 $50/mo.

To register please fill out the enrollment form below and mail or email to: office@nulldiscoverywoods.com
Preschool enrollment form
Early Learning Scholarship 2017-18

Students will be enrolled by priority based on the time and date of email received along with their priority status.
Priority will be given to students enrolled for all-day-every-day.
All preschool children are required to be potty trained.

Please contact the office at 218.828.8200 or email office@nulldiscoverywoods.com if interested and/or have any questions about the fee structure for 2017-2018.

Kindergarten
Discovery Woods offers beautiful and rich learning environments filled with specialized learning materials designed to inspire the elementary student to explore and discover. Teachers hold Minnesota teaching licenses and are highly trained in Montessori methods. Discovery Woods strives to encourage students toward self-directed learning while encompassing state standard curriculum. Montessori materials are used in the elementary classrooms to introduce concepts and allow the students to practice with hands-on manipulatives. This way children gain a deeper understanding of new things than they would if they were given a workbook or blackboard lesson. Textbooks and worksheets are rarely used
1st-3rd Grade (Lower Elementary)
Discovery Woods configures its classrooms in the 3-year age groupings typical of Montessori schools. Mixed age groups offer the children a variety of peers at their own social, emotional and academic level.

Discovery Woods offers beautiful and rich learning environments with educational materials designed to inspire the elementary student to guide their own learning through personal interests and social relationships. Textbooks and worksheets are not often used; instead, students use journals, graphic organizers, and white boards during learning activities.  Environmental education is a cornerstone of student learning.  With environmentally-based themes to guide science, social studies, and English language arts, a cross-curricular approach fosters a more authentic approach to learning.  Teachers hold Minnesota teaching licenses and pursue training opportunities to enhance and implement Montessori methods, as well as environmental education. Discovery Woods strives to encourage students toward self-directed learning while encompassing state standard curriculum.

4th-6th Grade (Upper Elementary)
Discovery Woods configures its classrooms in the 3-year age groupings typical of Montessori schools. Mixed age groups offer the children a variety of peers at their own social, emotional and academic level.

Building from the E1 program the 4th- 6th Grade classrooms extend the academic and social concepts, allowing for development of higher level and deeper meaning of understanding.  Discovery Woods offers beautiful and rich learning environments with educational materials designed to inspire the elementary student to guide their own learning through personal interests and social relationships.  Students use journals, graphic organizers, and white boards for many hands on learning activities.  Students are also given the opportunity to explore their creative side through different art media.  Environmental education is a key component to many of our core subject lessons.  Book reports, research projects, and performance opportunities also enrich student understanding. Teachers hold a Minnesota teaching licenses and pursue training opportunities to enhance and implement Montessori methods.  Discovery Woods strives to encourage students toward self-directed learning while encompassing state standard curriculum.

After Care
We are pleased to be able to offer After School Care to support the needs of our families.After Care runs after school until 5:30, with families able to pick up students as it works in their schedules up to 5:30. A snack is offered, with various activities offered for students including outdoor recreation as the weather permits. Families text or call when picking up students so that someone can meet the adults at the South Door (bus pick-up/drop-off). After Care is offered on early outs from dismissal until 5:30. DWMS does charge a late fee of one dollar per minute for every minute after 5:30.

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