About Sunny Hollow Montessori

Sunny Hollow Montessori is a school where you and your child will thrive. We offer authentic Montessori education, beautiful and engaging classrooms, exceptional teachers and staff, and a strong parent community. In our lovely setting along the Mississippi River, we provide easy access to families from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and surrounding suburbs.

All Are Welcome

At Sunny Hollow Montessori, you are immediately struck with the warm and inviting atmosphere and the welcoming community of staff, children, and parents. Our actively involved family community includes grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends who participate in the lives of Sunny Hollow students.  The students also extend this welcoming energy to anyone who walks through Sunny Hollow’s doors.

A sense of peace and welcome, a feeling of gratitude, and a sense of community are attributes that define and make Sunny Hollow Montessori a truly remarkable school. Visit our community and experience this feeling firsthand!

16 Months though Junior High

Sunny Hollow Montessori serves children ages 16 months through Junior High. Learn more about our Montessori programs.

How To Apply

Our Mission

Believing that all children hold infinite potential, our shared purpose is to cultivate life-long learners and to empower every child to create a more just and harmonious world.

Our Vision

In 2024, Sunny Hollow will be a thriving, authentic Montessori teaching and learning community that stands against racism and bias and exemplifies a culture of inclusivity and social justice. 

Equity & Inclusion

In the spring of 2019, the Sunny Hollow Board of Trustees approved this Equity & Inclusion statement to guide our work with children, families, and staff.

Our Values

In order to create an environment at Sunny Hollow Montessori in which each child can be nurtured and educated to that child’s fullest potential, all members of the community must have a shared understanding of the values influencing and guiding our actions.

To that end, Sunny Hollow embraces the following values:


An environment of kindness and warmth aids in creating peace and harmony, essential to the growth of children, and contributing to the greater harmony on Earth.


Treating ourselves, others, and the environment with respect recognizes that we are part of a greater world and our success does not happen independently. We value the contributions of others both now and in the past, shaping our world and our experience. We recognize the impact our actions have on those around us, both now and in the future.

Diligence and Craftsmanship

We achieve excellence in our work by employing diligence and craftsmanship, working within our limits while seeking to grow beyond them.

Appreciation of Diversity

Bringing together people of different cultures, perspectives and experiences enhances the overall experience of our community and the education children receive.