Bernie's Montessori School & Day Care Center

Day care center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
Opening at 6:30 AM on Monday
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We have stringent protocols to create a safe learning environment for our students and staff. To date, we have not had any cases in any of our schools.


4 weeks ago
Our daughter was fortunate enough to attend Bernie's Montessori as one of the first toddlers in the Toddler Classroom, from the age of 18 months. She flourished attending the school, and was showered with love and attention from the Director, Samanthi, her lovely teacher, Ms Komal, and her classmates, not only in her class, but also the pre-school class. Within weeks of going to Bernie's, our daughter came home reciting her ABC's, counting, recognizing animals, shapes and colors, and loved organizing and cleaning up after herself. She was excited to go to school in the morning, practically running to the front door of her classroom. Even in a Covid world, we always felt very comfortable with her attending the school. We are sad that we had to leave Bernie's, and only did because we relocated to a new state. If we hadn't have moved, we would have loved for our daughter to attend Bernie's for many years to come. I can't recommend the school and their toddler class, enough. Thank you B...
- Marney K
4 months ago
My son has been attending Bernie’s Montessori school downtown for over a year. I am sad to see him leave such a great school. The teachers were great the entire time preparing him for kindergarten. Thanks to Miss Emily for everything! This school has went above and beyond, even with COVID-19 I have always felt my son was in great hands. Thank you Bernie’s!
- Sareena F
a year 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


At Bernie's Montessori, we understand how positive experiences in the first 5 years of life can prepare a child with the confidence to explore the world. Since 1988, we have given children a head start for a successful academic journey. Visit and discover why so many of our students return to Bernie’s Montessori years later with their own children.

COVID-19 Safety
We have stringent protocols to create a safe learning environment for our students and staff. To date, we have not had any cases in any of our schools. 

Natural Playground (in Downtown!)
We proudly feature a large playground shaded with trees and a privacy fence.  Your child can play, explore the seasons, make friends, and have fun! Our grounds are landscaped with all natural materials for child sensory development.  For safety, our playground contains no artificial turf or recycled tire materials.

Infant Program - Coming Soon! (6 weeks - 16 months)
Our infant program provides your child with a very loving, nurturing, and caring environment, which will foster a love of learning and independence. There are varieties of activities for the child to experience throughout the day with age appropriate equipment to meet their development needs. The teachers are well trained and will provide activities during the day that stimulate their minds and help children develop control over their bodies.  

Toddler Program (16 - 33 months)
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.

Preschool Program (33 months - 5 years)
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!

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

"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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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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