MacDowell Montessori School promotes concentration, practical life and problem-solving skills as students apply knowledge in all subjects. At the K-8 level, classrooms are multi-age, combining the ages of 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 and 12-14.
Students integrate science, history, geography and the arts through lessons, projects and community experiences. Grade-school students must have had continuous previous Montessori school attendance to enroll in grades above K4.
Our high school program combines the Montessori philosophy with the International Baccalaureate program, which provides a rigorous curriculum for college preparation. MacDowell emphasizes the importance of productive community involvement and a humanistic worldview. Students with previous Montessori experience and/or IB interest are encouraged to apply for the high school program.
- K3-K4, 7:35 a.m – 10:55 a.m
- K5-6th grade, 7:35 a.m – 2:35 p.m
- 7th – 12th grade, 7:35 a.m – 2:50 p.m
MPS Enrollment Information:
To enroll into MacDowell Montessori, parents and guardians must participate in MPS’s Kindergarten Enrollment window (February 1 – March 1, 2020) for K3 and K4 seats. MPS Kindergarten Enrollment closes on March 1st. To apply click here.
Students enrolling at K3 need to be 3 years old by September 1st and must reside in Milwaukee.
Students enrolling in K4 need to be 4 years old by September 1st. Families who reside outside of Milwaukee must enroll through Open Enrollment. The Open Enrollment window is February 3 – April 30, 2020. For more information about Open Enrollment click here.
If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please contact Parent Coordinator Claudine Nuetzel at 414-935-1339. Tours are given on Tuesday and Thursday mornings by appointment.