Forest Lake Area Schools - Independent School District 831

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About Montessori

Due to the heavy snowfall yesterday and today, school will be canceled today at all schools in the district. All before- and after-school activities, including School Age Care, are also canceled. The decision to close school is due mostly to the fact that several roads in the northern part of our schools district are impassable, even though some roads in our district are relatively clear.

On May 20, 2014, area residents will have the opportunity to vote on a facilities bond that, if approved by voters, would make upgrades and improvements to all district schools, including Central Montessori Elementary.

Click the following links for more information:

  • Click here to see the improvements planned for Central Montessori Elementary.

  • Click here to get more information about the entire bond project.

  • Click here to view an informational video about the bond project.

All students K-6 are required to have hats, gloves/mittens, jackets, snow pants and boots for outside recess.
If students do not have boots or snow pants, they will be asked to stay on the blacktop/cleared surfaces. Decisions for hat/gloves/jackets will be made on a daily basis depending on weather.
If you need assistance because you do not have the listed items, please contact Leah Tanke.

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

School Make-Up Days

Because of the five days of school cancelled during the past couple of months due to extremely cold temperatures, school will be held on February 17th and March 31st. These two days were originally scheduled to be non-school days. Click here to download a revised 2013-2014 district calendar - with these changes included - from the school district website.

Upcoming Events

Fridays are College T-shirt/Sweatshirt days!




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 2013-14 school year!  Watch this video for more information.

New Website

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