Frequently Asked Questions
What is a charter school?
A charter school is a publicly funded independent school established by teachers, parents or community groups.
Are you a stem school?
No. We are a Montessori school with integrated STEM components.
how do i enroll?
Enrollment is free and open to the public. State statutes require charter schools to follow strict enrollment and lottery policies to ensure equal access to all students. See Enrollment section for more details.
What is your lottery policy?
Modern Montessori Charter School fully aligns with Minnesota Statutes, section 124E.11 (c), where Modern Montessori Charter School gives enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled student and to a foster child of that student's parents and preference for enrolling children of the school's staff if there are available seats for the grade before accepting other students by lottery. To read our Lottery policy in its entirety, click here.
Do you have before and after school care?
There are a few factors that will determine whether or not we are able to offer before and after school care. Once we determine a final location and begin securing transportation contracts, we will know more.
What are your school hours?
Once we secure our transportation contract we will be able to set our school day start and end times.
Do you bus?
Yes. Charter schools are their own independent school district and provide transportation for students enrolled in kindergarten and above. Bus routes will be configured within a certain mile radius from our school site.
Do you offer Special Education Services?
Yes. Modern Montessori Charter School will hire a Special Education Director to oversee our special education program including special education staff and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 plan management to ensure all unique needs of our learners are being met.
is the preschool program tuition-free?
No. The preschool program at Modern Montessori Charter School is fee-based. Our full-day program (five days a week) is $224/week. Half-day Pre-K (if there is enough interest) will be roughly half the cost of our full-day program.
What Are your pre-k options?
We will offer full-day Pre-K and will consider offering half-day Pre-K if there is enough interest. Our full-day Pre-K program will run the length of our school day five days a week. Our half-day Pre-K program will be a morning class five days a week. We still need to establish our school start time (dependent on bus schedule) but our morning Pre-K students will be at school from somewhere in the vicinity of 9 am to noon. Students must be three-years-old by September 1, 2019 in order to enroll in our preschool program.