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Family Information

Accepting Applications for 2024-2025
Click here to download:  2024-2025 Enrollment
Discovery Woods is accepting enrollment applications for the 2024-25 school year. Student application forms are available online and at the school building. 
School Visits and Information
If you would like to learn more about Discovery Woods, tour the school or have questions, please call or email to schedule a visit.
Schedule an appointment to tour the school by emailing us at
Our location: 604 N 7th Street, Brainerd, by Gregory Park. Click here for map.
Our phone number: (218) 828-8200
What is a charter school?
Tuition-free public school, open to any student
Operated independently by its own school board
Curriculum determined by the charter school board
Responsible for improving student achievement
Provides free transportation within district
Educates all children, regardless of special needs
Nonsectarian and nondiscriminatory

What is Montessori?
Educational method started by Maria Montessori in 1907
Specialized multi-sensory learning materials
All interests and abilities accommodated
Freedom to choose work within limits
Individualized instruction
Multi-age classrooms

Health Care Program Information

Click for Minnesota health care program application and assistance

Parent Student Handbook

Click here for the Parent Student Handbook

Complaint Procedure
We welcome your comments both on what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. If you feel complaint is necessary, please follow the procedure below. We expect complaints to be addressed at the school level before it becomes a bigger issue.
Teacher- please talk to the teacher first if there is a problem in the classroom or with that teacher.
Director- ask to speak to the school director if the problem is not able to be solved with the teacher.
Board- a complaint may be filed with the school board if the problem cannot be sufficiently addressed with the director.

JMC Family Portal
The JMC Family Portal serves as a line of communication between the school and the families of Discovery Woods.  By accessing the JMC Family Portal, you can keep up to date on grades, attendance, and so much more!

For information on how to access click here.

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