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Pathfinders Montessori Elementary School – Sioux Falls, SD

Jul 16, 2018 08:39AM ● By The Hood Magazine

The birds are chirping and a soft breeze blows through the open windows. The lineup of boots by the door, still caked with mud, tell of the previous day’s adventure in the forest. Two children are working independently while three others are working together on a project. The teacher is preparing a story and experiment to share with the children. 

 Pathfinders is not a traditional elementary school. Situated on 10 peaceful acres, Pathfinders is a Montessori elementary school that is rooted in the Christian faith and committed to embracing nature daily; rain, snow or sunshine!       

The Montessori method of education is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. At Pathfinders, children are free to follow their natural curiosities and learn through their own experience, and at their own pace.  A teacher guides the process by offering activities that match the children’s interests and supports their development. 

 “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by simply listening to words, but by experiences in the environment” – Maria Montessori

Pathfinders is geared for students in 1st – 6th grade.

Enrollment steps:
1. School visitation
2. Family conference
3. Enrollment applications

*Our teachers are trained by the Association of Montessori Internationale

Contact us for flexible tuition options:

Phone: 605-218-0227

[email protected]

47252 272nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108