Forest Lake Area Schools - Independent School District 831

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Montessori Vision

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

Click here for more information on the 2015 Facilities Bond. Click here for more information about how passage of the bond would directly affect the students and staff of Central  Montessori Elementary School.

2015 Facilities Bond Information

On Nov. 3, 2015, the voters of Forest Lake Area Schools will once again have a chance to vote on a bond referendum that would make repairs and upgrades to all of the district's buildings. On the ballot, the referendum will be divided into two questions.

Passage of Question #1 will mean that the district will receive upgrades in the areas of safety and security, energy efficiency, and the repairs or replacement of many items that have come into disrepair. These include: roofs; boilers; heating, ventillation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems

Passage of Question #2 will mean the high school will have a varsity track, after nearly 15 years without a home track. The high school's performing arts center will receive upgrades, and other arts and athletics facilities around the district will receive upgrades, repairs and improvements.

Question #1 must pass in order for Question #2 to pass.


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Nov. 26-27 - holiday, no school

Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 - holiday break, no school

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