Fast Facts

Fast Facts



Educating youngsters to become an informed, committed and difference-making generation.


Educating children to graduate as informed, engaged, ethically minded citizens of the world that they inherit.

  Statement of Purpose

Milwaukee Montessori School is a private independent day school dedicated to expanding the human potential of all children for the purpose of educating them for a freer, safer, world.  The work of our faculty and staff advances our ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, personal freedom, solidarity with those at the periphery of society, the well being of our planet, and educating children to become informed, engaged, ethically minded citizens for the world that they will inherit.


Our 4.5-acre campus is located 7 miles from the center of Milwaukee and 1 mile from the Innovation Executive Research Park, GE headquarters, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Hospital. Though 40% of MMS parents work downtown or within 3 miles of the school, our families commute here from as far as 30 miles away.

  School Hours

  • Toddler: Available 6:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. almost year round.

  • Full-day students: 7:45 a.m.– 3:45 p.m.

  • Half-day students: 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Morning Child Care: 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 

  • After-School Child Care: For students of all ages is offered until 6:00 p.m. daily.

  • Depending on the season, 85% of MMS students stay after school participating in team sports, clubs, or academic study halls.


74 full-time faculty members. Average 5 to 1 student-faculty ratio: 28% non-white, 72% white, 18% male, and 82% female.

  Student Body

400 students from Toddler (18 months) through 8th grade: 51% female, 49% male, 47% non-white, 53% white.

  Memberships and Accreditation

Accreditation status indicates that a college or private school meets the standards of quality set by an impartial accrediting organization in terms of faculty, curriculum, administration, finances, and student services. Accrediting bodies continually monitor and assess their accredited schools, thereby insuring that the schools are delivering on their missions.

Milwaukee Montessori School is one of only twelve private schools in Wisconsin to be accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, one of the most rigorous accrediting bodies in the country. It is one of seventeen elementary schools in the state to belong to the National Association of Independent Schools, and one of five schools in the state to have earned membership in the Educational Records Bureau.

  Academic Divisions

All classrooms feature mixed-age groups: toddler classrooms have children 18 months to age 3 years; Children’s House classrooms have children 3 to 6 years of age; Lower Elementary classrooms have children in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades; Upper Elementary classrooms have students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade; and Junior High is comprised of both 7th and 8th grade students.

Due to the nature of these programs, academic-age children participating in these programs must be bathroom trained.* Students entering first grade must be 6 years old by August 15 or the first day of school.

Our academic curriculum includes Studio Art with art history, photography; vocal and instrumental music using Orff instrumentation; a technology program with instruction in code and programming, 3D building and printing; Spanish language starting at age three; and extensive physical education and athletics.

*Reasonable accommodations may be available for medical conditions.

  Lesson Size

Research shows that small group instruction positively impacts student learning. While our classrooms have 2 or 3 teachers and between 24 - 34 students, our curriculum is based on individual and small-group lessons given within the classroom.

Younger children have smaller lesson ratios: children ages 3 - 6 are typically given individual lessons or work with one partner. Students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades are given lessons in groups of 2 to 6 students; and Upper Elementary (grades 4, 5, 6) and Junior High (grades 7 & 8) students are given lessons in groups ranging from 2 to 12.

  Extracurricular Options

85% of MMS students stay after school participating in team sports, clubs, or academic study halls.

For an extra fee, we offer in-school private instruction in voice, stringed instruments, wind instruments, and Latin or African percussion. We also offer after-school extracurricular activities including: Math Lab, Soccer, Flag Football, Robotics Teams, a Robotics Club, Chess Club, and Atrium, an after-school religious education program.

  Educational Standards

Our academic program is designed to exceed all national and state standards, and provide an education comparable or superior to that in the nation’s best schools. The unique Milwaukee Montessori School curriculum was developed by our faculty over many years, and is characterized by extremely high standards that incorporate the National Core Curriculum and the International Curriculum. MMS is renowned for the integration of technology and instruction in computer coding, programming, and 3D design and printing. Students in grades 4 and older use 1:1 Tablet PC technology for all classroom assignments.

  Grading System

Written reports on student achievement, effort, and citizenship are sent home in December and June. Parent conferences are held in October and March.
  Standardized Assessment

Milwaukee Montessori School is one of 2,000 American schools to use the highly respected Educational Records Bureau for standardized testing. Our students in 3rd - 8th grades take the MAP test in October to help us individualize their instruction. Students do not study for the MAP test, and the test is done using the online version that adjusts as students answer questions. Students in 5th - 8th grades are also assessed for progress in writing composition and Spanish language each spring. 


Once Children’s House students are reading (typically between 4 and 5 years of age), students are expected to read aloud at home nightly and record it in a homework folder.

Lower Elementary students are expected to read non-fiction aloud to adults for 20-minutes and practice math facts for 10-15 minutes each evening.

Each week, Upper Elementary students complete 3-hours of online math and complete 2-hours of reading from assigned novels.

Each week, Junior High students complete 3 to 5-hours of online math, and they read at least 2 assigned novels each month.

  Extended Day

To help accommodate parents’ busy work schedules, Milwaukee Montessori School offers adult-supervised care of students before and after school in our Extended-Day Program. Please note that all extended programs end promptly at 6:00 pm, when the school building closes.

  • Students may enroll in early-morning care from 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

  • Half-day students may enroll from 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 or 6:00 p.m.

  • Full-day students may enroll from 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Students enrolled in the Milwaukee Montessori School Extended-Day Program engage in meaningful activities and supervised play with children in groups reflective of their academic level - Children’s House (CH), Lower Elementary (LE), Upper Elementary (UE), and Junior High (JH).

MMS students love to stay after school for our clubs, teams, and academic pursuits. The range of activities we provide allows them to develop interests, refine talents, and hone their social skills.

  Team Sports

Currently, we have after-school teams in Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Volleyball, and Track and Field. Teams compete in local leagues.


Milwaukee Montessori School graduates have matriculated into the following schools: Phillips Exeter Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, University Lake School, The American School in Switzerland, Divine Savior Holy Angels, Marquette University High School, University School, and area public schools in Brookfield, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Fox Point, and Mequon.

In 2018, 91% of MMS graduates matriculated into honors and advanced-level courses in their freshman years.


$231/week Half-day Toddler Program (2019-20)

$364/week Full-day Toddler Program (2019-20)

$8,732 Half-day Academic Program (2019-20)

$10,785 Full-day Academic Program for all grades (2019-20)


All Fees



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