A School In Your Community
Renaissance Schools – Chester Creek Montessori is a caring environment where your child will learn independence and confidence in a structured learning environment. Our education method is based on the best neuroscientific data available and is focused on the development of the individual child.
Chester Creek Montessori is located at 1602 E 2nd st., Duluth, MN. Our program is high-quality early childhood education program that is holistic, community-centric and boasts direct access to a city park. Our first program is a 4-star Parent Aware rated program, which boasts a large outdoor play space with a garden bed, a small hill, and a Shoreview Natives pollinator garden.
Cultural Activities are a specific extension of the language curriculum where children begin to acquire a sense of historical fact, classification of physical geography and an appreciation of cultural differences.
Practical Life is the study of self-help skills and focuses on the four major areas, Care of Self, Care of Environment, Grace and Courtesy, and Movement.
Sensorial uses a multi-sensory approach to education. Children are encouraged to learn by processing information gathered through the senses.
Math continues the cognitive math development that began in the Practical Life Skills and Sensorial curriculum, taking an acute focus and more abstract thinking process with concrete materials.
Our purpose is to enrich the quality of life in our communities through accessible world-class education for children ages 3 – 5 years.
Our 4 Core Founding Values:
Community: We intend to bring positive measured change to communities in which we operate.
Accessibility: Renaissance Schools works with each family to remove barriers to world-class education.
Employee-Committed: Partnering with local, dedicated, and passionate individuals.
Quality Programing: Supporting each child’s individual development.
What is Montessori?
“The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. … It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child–physical, social, emotional, cognitive”
– American Montessori Society
“A fantastic facility for pre-K childcare and education. I was surprised to find that Two Harbors had such an excellent Montessori school.”
“I went to a Montessori school when I was younger and I always appreciated the outdoor activities, hands-on learning, and the ability to advance at my own pace in areas that I excelled. Renaissance is doing it right.”