Forest Lake Area Schools - Independent School District 831

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About Montessori

"Teachers guide.  Children lead."

At Central Montessori Elementary of Forest Lake Area Schools we believe each child is our community's best chance for a promising future.  Our highly experienced team of teachers share the passion of shaping that future by instilling our students with respect for self, others and the environment.  We support our students in developing a passion for lifelong learning.  At Central Montessori, it is our privilege to welcome your family to ours.

Central Montessori Elementary Named Minnesota School of Excellence

Central Montessori Elementary in Forest Lake became the first Montessori school to be named a Minnesota School of Excellence, according to an announcement Friday from the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA).  Click the link below to read the news release. 

CME named MESPA School of Excellence

To all website users:

Please be advised that we are currently in the process of transitioning to a new website provider. This process may take 2 - 3 weeks. During this process, some links on your school's website may not work. This includes most of the links that are located at the very top of this website homepage that link to school district pages. Most of the other issues with dead links will occur with links that transfer you to the main school district website ( Some of these links might be for information about enrollment, kindergarten round-up and registration, student forms or other similar topics. If you have an issue, please click here to go directly at the main Forest Lake Area Schools district webpage. That website should be able to provide the information you are seeking.  If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please call your school and someone there will assist you.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this process. 
Thank you.



Upcoming Events


Feb. 15 - No school K-12, Teacher In-Service 

Feb. 29 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 3 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 4 - No school K-6, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair

Mar. 7-11 - No School E-12, Spring Break

Mar. 14 - No school E-12, Teacher In-Service Day


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We are still accepting students for the current and upcoming school year. Call the main office at (651) 982-3170 for info.


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