Forest Lake Area Schools - Independent School District 831

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About Montessori


Central Montessori Welcomes New Principal

On July 1, 2014, Central Montessori Elementary, along with the rest of Central Learning Center and the STEP program, will welcome Kelly Tschudy-Lafean as our new principal.  Ms. Lafean has served as the assistant principal at Century Junior High for the past eleven years, and we look forward to welcoming her to the CLC!

Central Montessori Elementary Named Minnesota School of Excellence

Central Montessori Elementary in Forest Lake became the first Montessori school to be names 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 names MESPA School of Excellence

CSF honor

CME Students campaign produces CSF scholarships

Three CME 6th graders built on a 3rd grade reading assignment, and coordinated a building-wide Cans for College program.  The recycling program became a scholarship partnership with the Forest Lake Community Scholarship Fund.  Three Montessori 6th graders were honored for their efforts at their recent 6th grade graduation, and were on hand to present scholarships to their ALC friends at the other end of the building.  Click here to read the Forest Lake Times article.  Photo by Clint Riese.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 1 - School Picture Day

Oct. 2 - School Board Meeting

Oct. 13-15 - Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair

Oct. 16-17 - No School, State Teacher's Convention

Oct. 23 - PTSA meeting, 6:30 pm


Fridays are College T-shirt/Sweatshirt days!


Click here to read a weekly newsletter from Principal Kelly Lafean

Would you like to support Central Montessori?  Click here to go to Great Amercan Opportunities, and help the PTA support Central Montessori Elementary!  Our School Code is 3082930.

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Latest News

Accepting New Students!

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


All day, every day kindergarten is coming for the 2014-15 school year!  Watch this video for more information.

Contact us by FAX at (651) 982-3172


Starting this year, all non-district flyers except those from each elementary school's PTA, PTO or PTSA will be posted to the school district web site. The following opportunities are already posted: Boy ScoutsGirl Scouts and FL Dance Team Lil' Kickers Clinic. You may access these opportunities at this link on the district web site: 
Other non-district flyers will be posted on the following dates: Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Jan. 14, Mar. 18 and May 20. School district information will continue to come home in the school Friday Folders and our school's PTA, PTO or PTSA information will be posted on our school's web site as often as needed. If you have any questions about non-district flyers, please contact Patty at 982-8120.


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