Our School

Montessori Children’s House has served as a 501(c)(3) private non-profit the children and families of the Des Moines area for over 50 years. Founded in the fall of 1968 by Dora and George Fowler, the school began with approximately 40 students and two classrooms as The Greater Des Moines Montessori Association, Inc.  The first school was housed in a Presbyterian church in West Des Moines.

In 2005, we became The Montessori Children’s House and moved into our own building at 1505 42nd Street in West Des Moines.  Today, MCH has grown to over 175 students with nine classrooms and 12 classes.

What makes Montessori Children’s House unique?

  •  5-­7-­Year Old Classroom
    A special program for students ready for Kindergarten through 1st grade that will challenge and prepare them for Elementary School.
  •  The only Montessori Centre International certified school in Des Moines.