Our mission is to provide a nurturing and secure environment which promotes the individualized development of each child physically, emotionally, socially, as well as academically. We strive for a well-rounded education grounded in Montessori philosophy and teaching methods, which will develop and foster the natural curiosity of each child into a lifelong love of learning and a passion for excellence. We promote the development of a global perspective and a commitment to giving back to the community through service to others.


Opening its doors in 2014, Grasslands Montessori Academy is the “dream child” of former Montessori student, Melissa Farnsworth, and a result of the collaborated efforts between mother and daughter to provide another option for the education of children to the families of the Dickinson, ND area.  Stemming from a history of excellence, Grasslands Montessori Academy brings to the area over 30 years of the teaching, living, and loving of Maria Montessori’s Montessori method.  We hope to provide children every opportunity to reach their fullest potential in our school.  As the children we teach grow and extend their experiences with us to other environments, they will be able to take with them the love of peace, self-direction and a thirst for learning that they will gain within the walls of our school.