Where Children Learn The Values and Skills 
To Be Responsible, Respectful and Resourceful.

What Is The Right School For My Children?


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

What Is Montessori?

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.

Success Beyond Academics


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

10 Reasons To Choose Montessori


  • Develop a love of learning
  • Hands-on approach through exploration and discovery
  • Intellectually stimulating environment carefully prepared for your child's success
  • Children develop their full potential
  • Importance of personal responsibility, grace, and courtesy
  • Developmentally sensitive materials 
  • Fosters independence & inner discipline through freedom of choice 
  • Working at their own pace to follow their individual needs and interests 
  • Promotes wonder & respect for nature 
  • Thoughtful guidance provided by Montessori trained teachers

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Serving These Communities

WBMS is within commuting distance of these communities. Because we want you to make the best decision for your family, click on the links below to read reviews of the best preschool options in each of these communities. (More reviews coming soon.)

  • White Bear Lake
  • Hugo
  • Lino Lakes / Centerville
  • Maplewood / North St. Paul
  • Little Canada
  • Vadnais Heights
  • Mahtomedi
  • Woodbury
  • Lake Elmo
  • Oakdale
  • St. Paul
  • Minneapolis

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