Are you struggling to decide whether a Montessori school is right for your child and your family? There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a school and we understand that Montessori is not a good fit for everyone. It’s important to consider everything from cost, hours of operation and student-teacher ratios to your philosophy on education, daily structure and school environment. To help you evaluate where to send your children to preschool and elementary school we have compiled... Read More
Most parents are not aware that there are other options besides your local daycare or public school. Those who do may think they can't afford it. Take a few minutes to learn about an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Dr. Maria Montessori that is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child's natural psychological, physical, and social development.
Here at White Bear Montessori, we understand that you may not know what Montessori is or why our families love our school. Montessori is not always the right choice for every family. In fact, if you are just looking for an inexpensive place for someone to watch your children while you are at work, this is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a tight-knit community of friends and family who are committed to a happy, successful learning environment you might want to browse through our website to learn why our families chose WBMS over traditional daycare, other private schools, or public schools.
We all want our children to succeed, no matter our social or economic standing. However, there is more to an education that just academic rigor. If all you are looking for is high test scores, you would be better off at another school. That being said, if you are interested in an environment where children succeed beyond academics - where children learn independence, responsibility, and a love of learning - then you might be in the right place. Here at White Bear Montessor our highly educated teachers... Read More
Has your family personally experienced the joy of labeling yet? Mine has. My son spent WEEKS in Children’s House at White Bear Montessori practicing writing one letter at a time and sounding out the...Read more
Kindergarten is a special time in a child’s Montessori education. After two full years, the Montessori preschool class is a familiar environment to these 5-year-olds. They know the daily routines...Read more
When we think of the way that most of us learned about addition, we think of the classic: 2+2=4. Most people think that small children need to start with small addition. Some of our first experiences...Read more
Children in Montessori often learn to read at a very early age (although I will admit there was a point in time when I wondered if my son would EVER learn to read, but he did exactly when his teacher...Read more
A group of fellow WBMS parents and I were recently talking about our early experiences with WBMS and Montessori in general. Several of us admitted to each other that the first few months of...Read more