Our School

Since 1968, Dubuque Montessori School has provided thousands of children with the learning tools needed to build a solid foundation for future growth, development and success. We offer quality preschool education as well as extended day services for children ages two through kindergarten that reside in and around the Dubuque area.

Dubuque Montessori School was recently awarded a Five Star rating by the Iowa Quality Rating System for child-care.

Dubuque Montessori School is a licensed preschool and childcare center through the Iowa Department of Human Services. Dubuque Montessori School is a member of the Dubuque Child Care Alliance, the Montessori Institute of America and the National Child Care Association.

Kids Care Club & Community Involvement

Kids Care Club was developed at Dubuque Montessori School to extend charity into the community and nurture children’s natural instinct for empathy.  Dubuque Montessori School partners with other non-profits in the community for service projects throughout the school year:

  • Dubuque Rescue Mission
  • Dubuque Food Pantry

Dubuque Montessori also participates in the Green Vision Education Program through the Dubuque Area Waste Association Agency.

Goals of Dubuque Montessori School:

  • To provide a curriculum which prepares the child to become a successful student and a productive member of society.
  • To provide experiences which foster a feeling of self-worth in each child.
  • To develop a child’s basic motor and thinking skills for a lifetime of learning.
  • To encourage excellence and continuing professional growth in each staff member.
  • To ensure that a Montessori education is available to all children regardless of social, economic and cultural backgrounds. One of the ways we do this is to keep our tuition as low as possible and competitive with other preschools in the area.
  • To create an environment focused on respecting the needs of young children.