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About LCS



Lake Country School is a Montessori learning environment that fosters independence, critical thinking, and creativity within each child. We are a community that promotes diversity and inclusion, as well as respect and responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.


Core Values

Montessori Pedagogy

Our work is guided by the principles and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori and further enriched by the work of others in the fields of education and human development. The Montessori prepared environment nurtures the intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual potential of the whole child.

Love of Work

Children learn through purposeful activity carried out in developmentally appropriate urban and rural environments where the choice of meaningful work is expected and respected.

Peaceful Community

We work to create a peaceful, supportive, compassionate, and welcoming community where the understanding of and respect for differences lead to appreciation, self-reflection, and personal growth.


We strive to be model citizens of a global community and to help children prepare themselves for life. As stewards of the earth, we share the belief expressed by Dr. Maria Montessori that within each child lies the fate of the future.


Accreditation and Membership

Lake Country School is a fully accredited member of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). In addition, LCS is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Minnesota Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), and the Minnesota Montessori Network. All of our Montessori Guides as well as many administrators and staff, hold teaching diplomas from, participate in and are members of AMI (Association Montessori Internationale).