Bernie's Montessori Downtown Minneapolis

Montessori and Childcare in the heart of downtown since 1990
Opening at 6:30 AM
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10 months ago
My daughter went to Bernie's for two years and my son went for three. My son came home today chanting "I love Bernie's!" over and over again, so I think it's about time I write a review. Miss Judy and the rest of the teachers are a well balanced combination of supportive and demanding. They set high expectations for the kids, but help the kids meet those expectations with love and support. Academically, both of my kids thrived at Bernie's. My son is going to be entering kindergarten this fall and is already devouring chapter books by himself. Bernie's deserves credit for teaching him to read and teaching him to love reading. We love Bernie's!
- Drew J
10 months ago
Wonderful place for your kid. Great if you work in Downtown. The staff is very professional and dedicated and the director is wonderful. It is a well hidden jewel in the middle of Minneapolis. Our daughter is always happy to play with her friends there.
- Hristo A
a year ago
My daughter has been at Bernie's since 2016 and we love it there. She is thriving in Bernie's environment and has developed into a confident, kind and Kindergarten-ready kiddo! The teachers are warm and inviting and the school is structured, but allows for a lot of individualism at the same time. The outdoor space is really wonderful - they have a large area with plenty of play equipment enclosed with a cozy fence and trees. It looks like a park, not the middle of the city! I would highly recommend Bernie's. The school is a hidden gem!
- Nicole D

Education at Bernie's Montessori

At Bernie's Montessori, we strongly believe all children are born with a desire to learn.  The first lessons of life are received in the security of the family environment.  As they grow older, their environment widens and further development takes place.

We help children develop a lifelong love of learning by providing a rich environment with prepared educational materials and caring teachers.  Within our Montessori classroom, children are allowed as much freedom as possible to progress at their own pace under guidance of a teacher who is specially trained to unfold each child's potential.  Most importantly, we make learning fun!

TODDLER PROGRAM (coming soon)
The toddler program is open to children 16 to 33 months.  The activities in the toddler room are designed to lengthen a child's attention span, to increase the vocabulary, and to develop a sense of independence and responsibility.  These activities also develop large and small muscle skills.  Music, story time, arts and crafts, individual and group games are included in these activities.

Our school is conveniently located near Washington and 2nd Ave in downtown Minneapolis. We have a beautiful large fenced in playground shaded with trees for your child to play, explore, and have fun!

We look forward to meeting you and your child.  Contact us for a tour!  

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."  - Dr. Maria Montessori

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  • (612) 314-6694


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115 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States

Business Hours

Mon:6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
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