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
Our family just recently returned from a fabulous week in Mexico. We chose the Yucatan Peninsula over other sunny vacation spots because my husband and I LOVE to snorkel and scuba dive, and...Read more
Parents come to us at White Bear Montessori when they want an education for their children that is more than just academics. Montessori is a great way to accomplish this goal, but we recognize that...Read more
Recently we took a trip to Florida to go to a wedding where I saw people ranging from my sisters to my Father’s distant cousin. What a trip! Although I had met all these people before, some I hadn’t...Read more
Visitors to a Montessori classroom notice right away the importance of movement. The children are free and encouraged to move around, rather than sitting for long periods of time at one...Read more
In an earlier post I mentioned that I had attended a two-week Montessori certification course so that I could better understand the methods and environment that my children would be exposed to. I...Read more