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"Preparing a community of leaders today for tomorrow."

Montrose Elementary School of Innovation engages students with new and innovative ways of learning to best prepare them for a rapidly changing world.  Challenge - and inquiry-based experienes infuse technology, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking into the everyday STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathmatics) learning environment.  Each day, teachers engage students in hands-on activities that encourage them to problem solve, work collaboratively and understand the relevancy of what they are learning.  Montrose serves approximately 360 students in grades K-5.

What Distinuishes Montrose Elementary School of Innovation

  • Montrose was named a Reward School in 2015 and 2016 by the Minnesota Department of Education for its top 15% performance in proficiency, growth, and achievement gap reduction achievements.
  • Challenge-based learning gives students a set of materials and a problem, and asks them to work together to find a solution.
  • Students start each day with Maker Mornings, a time set aside for teacher guided challenges and self-selected projects.
  • Once a week, during "Innovate" time, students engage in one of six core areas: Genius Hour, Makerspace, coding, digital media production/creation, digital citizenship or Google applications.
  • Students work in small, flexible groups, allowing them to advance at their own pace.
  • Montrose offers a 2:1 students-to-device ratio that ensures easy access to technology.
  • Music and physical education are offered for all grades, and a Bravo strings orchestra program with whole group and individualized instruction begins in grade 1.
  • A K-5 specialist teaches 3D graphic design, global connections, video game creation, Google applications, coding/programming, robotics, positive use of social media and more.
  • All students get 45 minutes per day, four days per week to support reading and math learning based upon individualized needs.


Our Inclusive Environment
Montrose Elementary School provides an inclusive environment, offering comprehensive programs in Special Education and other programs designed to meet a broad spectrum of diverse learners.

Special Features
There is a 6-acre environmental learning center behind the school that enhances the teaching of environmental studies and science.

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Daily Schedule

School Daily Schedule: Note: Students should not arrive before 7:25 a.m., as there is no supervision until then.

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