About main square montessori

Main Square Montessori (MSM) is a non-profit Montessori learning center for children, age toddler through kindergarten, located in the heart of Winona, MN.   MSM is a partnership between the Hiawatha Education Foundation and Cotter Schools Inc.  We are open 6:30AM - 6:00PM, Monday through Friday.

MISSION STATEMENT

  

Main Square Montessori (MSM) is a non-profit learning center for children, age toddler through kindergarten, located in the heart of Winona, MN.  MSM is a partnership between the Hiawatha Education Foundation and Cotter Schools, Inc.

Grounded in the tradition of Maria Montessori, MSM views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared environment.

Main Square Montessori will provide an all day experience in which children can flourish, grow, and discover their potential.

Main Square Montessori – Excellence and Care for your child in the Heart of Winona!

 

 

OUR STORY

In 2018, the Hiawatha Education Foundation (HEF) entered into an agreement with Cotter Schools, Inc. to oversee the creation, development, and ongoing oversight of a new Montessori school in Winona, MN.  Cotter Schools agreed; and a partnership between HEF and Cotter Schools, Inc. was formed to establish Main Square Montessori.  Cotter Schools assumed oversight of the development of the program and curriculum and HEF build the school as part of a larger real estate venture, in downtown Winona.

Core Components of Montessori Education

Montessori educators view children as naturally eager and capable of initiating and pursuing learning, guided by their own interests. To support children as they learn, Montessori schools provide thoughtfully prepared, age-appropriate environments that nurture children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Main Square Montessori fulfills the 5 components critical to high-fidelity implementation of the Montessori Method.