Glass Beads
Multiage Groupings that Foster Peer Learning
Individualized Curriculums


We are a small, private school, located just 15 minutes south of Des Moines, in Norwalk, Iowa. Established in 2006, our diverse community consists of classrooms from preschool through 12th grade.


  • No School Friday, September 21st.
  • Come join our after school program, The Happiness Project. For more information, click here.
  • View the School Calendar. Click Here.
  • Main Street School has been awarded a 2018 Community Gardens Mini Grant made available through United Way of Central Iowa, in partnership with Eat Greater Des Moines. This will help us create a new community garden in the front of our school!
  • We believe children are capable of great things
  • Our focus is the whole child- physical, social, emotional and cognitive
  • We show respect and compassion for all members of our community
  • We celebrate our students’ varied talents and backgrounds
  • We encourage a love of learning and an independent spirit
  • Three multi-age classrooms
  • Interdisciplinary, phenomenon-based learning
  • Individualized, cross-curricular learning in math, language, geography, history, science, art, music, and P.E.
  • Low teacher-student ratio
  • Hands-on materials
  • Cooperative group work
  • Community and service learning

See what makes Main Street School so unique!

See what makes Main Street School so unique!

For more information or to schedule a tour contact us at 515-981-1275 or office@mainstschool.org.