Renaissance Schools – Chester Creek Montessori

1602 E 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55812

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Renaissance Schools offers a quality Montessori education in a stimulating, nurturing environment for children ages between 3 & 5 years. Our educational programs do much more than teach your child; they instill confidence, independent thought and a life long love of learning. As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will have a profound effect on their future development and success. Make the right choice for your child at Renaissance Schools.

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Position Open

We are currently seeking experienced candidates to assist in a Montessori environment starting this Fall! Strong candidates will have worked previously in a Montessori environment, but it is not required. Our ideal candidate has foundational knowledge of early childhood development. Additional qualities include someone who is positive, patient and who feels confident modeling peaceful conflict resolution and social-emotional regulation for children ages 3-6.

We are pleased to offer on-going career development, including support for the completion of an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, Montessori training, Parent Aware Teacher’s Credential, Circle of Security training, etc.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Starting Pay: from $15.00 – $18.00 per hour, DOE.

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.

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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

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.

The Essentials

Our Philosophy

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:

  1. Community: We intend to bring positive measured change to communities in which we operate.

  2. Accessibility: Renaissance Schools works with each family to remove barriers to world-class education.

  3. Employee-Committed: Partnering with local, dedicated, and passionate individuals.

  4. Quality Programing: Supporting each child’s individual development.

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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

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We know it’s not easy to select the right school for your child. Our admission process makes it easier!

1. Schedule a school tour.
2. Submit your application.
3. Orientation

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“A fantastic facility for pre-K childcare and education. I was surprised to find that Two Harbors had such an excellent Montessori school.”

Tad B. (Parent)

“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.”

Odin R. (Student)