Frequently Asked Questions


When can I enroll my child at Red Cottage?

Red Cottage would like to begin your child’s early childhood education as early as possible. If space permits, your child can begin at 18 months.  Ideally families who enroll their children in Red Cottage continue their child’s education at Red Cottage through ‘kindergarten’ and then most often consider the Red Cottage Elementary House program.


When are Admission decisions made?

Enrollment decisions are made on a first come, first serve basis.   The Application for Admission can be obtained on this website in the 2020-21 ENROLLMENT & FINANCIAL INFO section (see tab above).  A non-refundable $100 application fee is required. When admitted, you also will be required to provide an Enrollment Deposit to secure your child's space in the program.


How much does it cost to attend Red Cottage?

Tuition costs are provided in the 2020-21 ENROLLMENT & FINANCIAL INFO section of this website (see tab above). Scholarship applications are also available in the same section.  If you have questions regarding the scholarship program or tuition and fees,  please contact the school office via email at:, or call (651) 327-2468


What percentage of children receive Tuition Assistance? 

This varies each year, but approximately 40% of all children at Red Cottage receive some sort of tuition help.  Many families hover at the poverty line.


How many children attend Red Cottage?

For the 2020/21 school year, Red Cottage has 58 children enrolled.  We anticipate continued growth in 2021/22.


Do you offer Montessori year round?

No. However, we do offer summer care to help children stay connected to their Montessori learning environments.

5225 US Highway 61 #3

Red Wing, MN 55066





Red Cottage Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Red Cottage Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, age, race, color, national and ethnic origin, marital status in administration of its employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship program, and other school-administered programs.      

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