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About Seward Montessori

Seward Montessori exists to nurture independence and curiosity through a joyful learning community grounded in Montessori education. 

Seward Montessori School is a citywide magnet located in a quiet southeast Minneapolis neighborhood of the same name, adjacent to the Matthews Community Center and Park. At Seward all children will receive a student-centered, hands-on, social justice-oriented education emphasizing responsibility to self, others, and the world. Seward uses the Montessori philosophy and approach to support individualized, self-directed learning which allows students to progress at their own pace. 

  • Children's House: High Five (preK) and Kindergarten     
  • E1: Grades 1 - 3     
  • E2:  Grades 4 & 5     

Read more in the Seward Family Handbook 2023-2024

Learn about what it means to be a Seward student by looking at our Portrait of a Seward Scholar

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure
is the happiness of the child.”  –Maria Montessori

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Our School

Seward Montessori School

At a Glance

  • A Montessori school

  • Full and half day pre-K

  • A diverse student population - racially, linguistically, and socioeconomically

  • Montessori trained teachers 

  • Hands on and self-directed learning

  • A child-centered environment

  • Multi-age classrooms

  • Montessori lessons and materials promote curiosity, questioning, and physical development of the child 

  • Rain and peace gardens

  • Instrumental Music (grades 4-5)

  • EL programming

  • After-school activities

  • Special Education citywide EBD (Social and Emotional) services

  • Outdoor learning program