For 25 years Cowles has been the only public Montessori school in the state of Iowa offering a Montessori style of learning for students Pre-K through 8th grade in the Des Moines area. Through the Montessori philosophy, students learn in classrooms with hands-on materials that are used in place of textbooks, workbooks, and worksheets in order to foster a deeper understanding of concepts. As a non-traditional public school, the Des Moines Public School District provides limited funding for our Montessori materials and experiences. Our ongoing goal is to raise money to purchase these materials and provide meaningful experiences so we can offer our children the best possible educational experience.
For inquiries & assistance:
Betsy Mitchell and Melissa Kiefer