Our School at a Glance

School profile

Milwaukee Montessori School, is a co-educational day school for students from toddler age (18-months) through the eighth grade. MMS is one of the oldest and largest independent Montessori schools in the United States serving more than 420 children. Before and after-school child care is available for children of all ages enrolled at MMS.


MISSION: Milwaukee Montessori School provides a challenging, individualized education that develops independent thinking students of knowledge, courage, personal integrity and compassion.

LOCATION: 4.80-acre urban/suburban campus. Students come from both urban and suburban communities within a 15-mile radius of Milwaukee.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Interviews and classroom visits for all students. Written academic assessment given to students age 5 and older.

ACADEMIC DIVISIONS: All classrooms are composed of students in two or three-year age groupings. First Steps and Stepping Stones: ages 18 months to 36 months; Children’s House: grades K3, K4, and K5; Lower Elementary: grades 1, 2, and 3; Upper Elementary: grades 4, 5, and 6; Junior High: grades 7 and 8.

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GRADING SYSTEM: Written narratives and letter grades given twice a year in achievement, effort, and citizenship. Student grades: EE – Exceeds Expectations, ME - Meets Expectations, DS – Developing Skills, and SR – Support Required. Two parent conferences completed each academic year.

HOMEWORK: Daily oral reading for all students CH Full-Day and up.

STANDARDIZED TESTS: CTP4 issued to all students grades 3 through 8 in October.

CO-CURRICULAR: Spanish language; instrumental and vocal music; studio art, cyber art, and photography; athletic instruction; technology instruction.

SPECIAL STRENGTHS: Integration of technology in the classroom: students in grades 3 and up use Tablet PC technology for classroom assignments.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: After school athletics including boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, cross country, track and field, soccer, and flag football; private instrument lessons for all strings, African and Latin percussion, flute, and clarinet; chess club; photography club; and a robotics club and robotics team. Also Atrium (religious education) after school.

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MMS graduates have attended the following secondary schools: Pius HS, Marquette University HS, Divine Savior Holy Angels HS, University School of Milwaukee, Brookfield Academy, American School in Switzerland, Milwaukee and Wauwatosa public high schools. 

  • 70% of MMS graduates qualify for advanced level courses in upon entering High School their freshman year
  • 65% of MMS graduates from 2005 onward are honor roll students (GPA varies by school, typically 3.5 and higher)



Class of 2012: 77% honor roll students
Class of 2011: 74% honor roll students
Class of 2010: 78% honor roll students
Class of 2009: 56% honor roll students
Class of 2008: 50% honor roll students
Class of 2007: 83% honor roll students
Class of 2006: 71% honor roll students
Class of 2005: 73% honor roll students


  • One of 12 schools in the state accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS).
  • One of 7 member schools in the state belonging to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
  • One of 5 schools in the state with membership to the Educational Records Bureau.

Independent Schools Association of the Central States        National Association of Independent Schools        Educational Records Bureau


Milwaukee Montessori School
345 North 95th St, Milwaukee, WI 53226
T: 414.259.0370 F: 414.259.0427
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