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Cowles Montessori- Des Moines

Cowles Montessori is Keeping Iowa Beautiful with a school garden, greenhouse, garden and worm compost systems, rain barrels, butterfly garden, and prairie garden. Click here to see a presentation of all the hard work being done by students, teachers and the community.  

Heather Anderson, a 1-3 grade teacher at Cowles, said of the lessons on Teachers-Going-Green.com, " I like the connection to math, science, and literature. The lessons are easy to present and I like the hands-on activities provided." 

Cowles Montessori received the Beautiful Iowa School award in the spring of 2013. 

Located in the community of Windsor Heights, Cowles is Iowa's only public Montessori school and serves students in preschool through eighth grade. Find more information here...

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