Five years we have been at WBMS. It's an amazing school where the staff are so committed and engaged in our child's education process. The Montessori method is proving to be a wonder formula for our child's mental, physical and intellectual development. We made the right choice joining the WBMS parent
... Read more community when our daughter was 16 months. Now in 1st grade, she is beyond amazing with her skill set and compassion for others. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/23/13
Sending my child to White Bear Montessori School was one of those agreements a husband makes for his wife when they are looking at day care but want a better educational and learning environment for their pre-K child. I thought it would only last until we could put her into public Kindergarten but I
... Read more became such a believer in the Montessori education principles and the environment my daughter was being nurtured in that I committed to their all-day Kindergarten, and now their 1st grade elementary program. The true enjoyment and dedication I view from the guides (teachers) and staff at the WBMS correlates to the great learning environment my child brings home continuously. Don't look for a daycare... look for White Bear Montessori School for you pre-K child. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/22/13
Our family has attended now for 6 years and we couldn't be happier. Because of the intimate size it is possible for parents get to know the other families in their children's classes. Our children have thrived academically, have learned to be independent thinkers and after 6 years, are still happy to
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Posted by a parent on 10/18/13
This school is incredible. My Toddler Annabel is so happy to go to school everyday. I'm felling guilty at home because she yells at me whenever I leave a mess out. She is always picking up my laundry. Helping me clear my plate. She sweeps the floor up if she spills. Her language skills are exploding.
... Read more When I first started dropping her off she would cry, now she cries when I pick her up. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/18/13
We have experience with the Children's House (preschool) program at WBMS as well as the toddler room. We are thrilled with this school and highly recommend it to anyone who asks. Our kids are challenged, proud of what they are learning, and excited to head to school in the morning. The staff is amazing.
... Read more The community is open and friendly. The aftercare options are flexible and have been a great benefit for us. We truly do love this school and are grateful that we found it. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/17/12
When I read earlier reviews I was worried that the school sounded too good to be true. Not the case. It is, truly, as great as everyone says. I have prior experience with a very good Montessori school and WBMS is even better. Excellent teaching, excellent parent communication, extremely well-organized
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Posted by a parent on 10/26/11
I have a 4yo daughter who attended WBMS for the first time this past year. She thrived in this environment and woke up every day excited to go to school. We plan to keep her at this school as long as possible. I cannot speak highly enough about the guides and other staff. This is a community of families
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Posted by a parent on 06/21/11
Our daughter has thrived at White Bear Montessori. When she was a toddler, the teacher came to our house to meet her within her own context. Our daughter took to her instantly. Now that she's in Children's House (pre-school), she's learning so many important skills such as how to deal effectively with
... Read more her emotions, how to interact considerately with other people, and how to cut pickles. : ) Her language skills are also developing nicely. At 3 and a half, she's able to identify the different sounds in a word and associate the correct letter with the sound. Usually. : ) Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/04/11
A beautiful environment bested only by the most affectionate and caring staff. My daughter loves this school and continues to thrive here year after year. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Posted by a parent on 06/03/11
We are nearing the end of our second year at WBMS, and our son is absolutely flourishing! At age 4 he has been learning to write in cursive and has the most amazing grasp of math and language. We are over the moon happy with his guide and the other staff at the school. It's a wonderful inclusive environment,
... Read more and I appreciate the great parent involvement! While I wish we would have come here when he was a toddler, we are so pleased we finally found WBMS and get this great experience for our son. Read less
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Saint Paul schools — White Bear Montessori is located at 1201 County Road E E, Saint Paul MN 55110. 1201 County Road E E is in the 55110 ZIP code in Saint Paul, MN White Bear Montessori is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 3.
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