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 offer before and after school care?
Modern Montessori Charter School does not offer any before school programming, but an after school program is available.
What are your school hours?
8:00 am - 2:30 pm.
What does your school calendar look like?
The Modern Montessori Charter School board elected to follow the Anoka-Hennepin school district calendar since our school will be located within its boundaries. Download a copy of the MMCS 2019-20 school calendar here.
Do you bus?
Yes. Charter schools are their own independent school district and provide transportation for students enrolled in kindergarten and above. Students south of Hwy. 10, north of Hwy. 94/694 and west of Hwy. 252 will receiving busing within their neighborhood communities. We have group stops near the perimeters of the routes for families who live beyond the bus boundaries.
Do you offer Special Education Services?
Yes. Modern Montessori Charter School will be partnering with Creatively Focused 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. Our half-day program (five days a week) is $130/week.
What Are your pre-k options?
We will offer full-day Pre-K and half-day Pre-K classes. 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 finalize half-day start and end times, but our morning Pre-K students will be at school from somewhere in the vicinity of 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Students must be three-years-old by September 1, 2019 in order to enroll in our preschool program.