Early childhood education options

For tours or open house information, call individual schools.

AUGSBURG PARK MONTESSORI SCHOOL
7121 Bloomington Ave. S.
869-8155
augsburgpark.com
Ages: 3–6 year olds/academic calendar September–May.
First grade added 2009
Class size: 10
Administrator: Sinead Carolan, director
Tuition: (half-day $530/month; full-day $750/month ($650 for kindergartners)
School day: Half-day is from 8:30–11:30/ full day 8:30 to 3:30

CITY OF LAKES WALDORF SCHOOL
2344 Nicollet Ave. S.
767-1550
clws.org
Grades/Program: Pre-K–8
Enrollment/Average class size: 230/Pre-K 14-16; K 16; grades 1–8; 20–24
Administrator: Marti Stewart
Tuition: Ranges $2,817–$10,263
(see website for details)
Application deadline: Feb. 21 for financial assistance, otherwise open enrollment.
Tours/Open house: Upcoming information event on Nov. 14, 10–11:30 a.m.
Extended day: K–8, 3:1 5–5:15 p.m. After-school care available noon–3 p.m. for half-day nursery and K classes.
School day: 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

BERNIE’S DOWNTOWN MONTESSORI  
115 2nd Ave. S.
333-5460
Ages/Program: 2 years 6 months–6/full-day, three or five days per week, lunch not provided (bring bag lunches)
Montessori program
Enrollment/Child to staff ratio: 47/8:1 (some openings)
Administrator: Judith Lindberg, director
Tuition: $150 three days/week –$170 five days/week, $50 registration (Spanish and dance classes also available for extra fee)

CHILD GARDEN
Total Environment Montessori
900 Mount Curve Ave.
377-1698
childgardenmontessori.com
Ages/Program: 6 weeks–6 years/all-day, full-time programs
Enrollment/Child to staff ratio: 93/2.6:1 for infants; 5:1 for toddlers;
10:1 for preschool
Administrator: Lindsey Wagner, director and general manager
Tuition: $239–$335

COMMUNITY CHILD CARE CENTER
8 W. 60th St.
861-4303
communitychildcarecenter.org
Ages/Program: 6 weeks–summer of 3rd grade/before- and after-school education for school-age children
Child to staff ratio: 3:1 infants, 5:1 toddlers, 8:1 preschool, 10:1 school age
Administrator: Lynn Hoskins, director
Tuition: $229–$300

CONCY’S MONTESSORI SCHOOL AND DAY CARE
4530 Lyndale Ave. S.
952-925-2330
concysmontessori.com
Ages/Program: 3 to 6-1/2 years/year-round; full-day three, four or five days a week. Extended day available. Multicultural education, no religious affiliation. Students need to be toilet-trained.
Enrollment: 30 students
Administrator: Concy Rajkumar
Call for tuition rates or to observe classes.

FRENCH ACADEMY OF MINNESOTA
6800 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park
952-944-1930
amn.org
Grades: pre-school to 5th grade
Enrollment: 103
Administrator: Veronique Liebmann
School Day: 9 a.m.–3:30 pm
Extended Day: all ages from 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Additional notes: FAM is a language-based environment for children. We offer native-speaking educators for our unique approach to academic growth and enrichment.

GRACE NEIGHBORHOOD NURSERY SCHOOL
1480 W. 28th St.
872-8131
graceneighborhoodnurseryschool.org
Ages/Program: 2 years 9 months–kindergarten/morning or afternoon classes; child-centered, play-based curriculum (preschool)
Enrollment/Average class size: 130/class size varies  
Administrator: Kathy Grossman, director
Tuition: $160–$420
School day: 9–11:30 a.m. sessions, 12:45–3:15 p.m. sessions
Transportation and “Lunch Bunch” extended day services available.

JOYCE PRESCHOOL
(Pre-escolar Joyce)
1219 W. 31st St.
823-2447
joycepreschool.org
Ages/Program: 3–5 years/bilingual preschool, plus parent-child language classes for children 30 months–3 years, summer Spanish language camp sessions for children 4–7 and Asociación de Padres de Familia for Latino parents.
Enrollment/Average class size: 88/22 four classes total (morning and afternoon classes two- or three-day classes)
Administrator: Laura Johansson, executive director
Tuition: $170–$245

JUDSON PRESCHOOL
4101 Harriet Ave. S.
822-0915
judsonpreschool.com
Ages/Program: 2 years 9 months–5 years/morning or afternoon preschool
Enrollment/Average class size: 112/19 (1:9 ratio) divided between morning and afternoon
Administrator: Kristie Roedl, director
Tuition: $190/month mornings and $171/month afternoons; $50 registration fee plus School day: 9–11:30 a.m. sessions, 12:45–3:15 p.m. sessions

LAKE COUNTRY SCHOOL
3755 Pleasant Ave. S.
827-3707
lakecountryschool.org
Ages/Program: ages 3–15/half-or-full-days, five days a week, Montessori program. Half-day or full-day depending on age: 5–6-year-olds attend full-day, 3–4-year-olds attend half-day, extended day available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Enrollment/Average class size: 300/27, 6:1 child: staff ratio
Administrator: Lucinda Anderson, admissions director, Paulette Zoe, principal
Tuition: $7,885–$14,240

LAKE HARRIET CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE CENTER
5009 Beard Ave. S.
926-2283
lhc4kids.org
Ages/Program: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers/ Kindergarten before- and afterschool education (latch key)
Enrollment/Average class size: 47 total, infant 1:4, toddler 1:7, preschooler 1:10
Administrator: Audra Wilinski
Tuition: infants ($240–$300/week); toddlers ($165–$265/week); preschool ($135–$220/week)

LAKE HARRIET MONTESSORI SCHOOL
4501 Colfax Ave. S.
825-8517
lhms.org
Montessori, hands-on learning; full- and half-day available
Ages/Program: 33 months–6 years/traditional
Enrollment/class size: 32/24
Administrator: Joy Hassan, director
Tuition: Full-time $205/week,
$30/half-day, $48/full-day (part-time)

LINDEN HILLS CHILD CARE CENTER
4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
922-4501
lindenhillschildcare.com
Ages/Program: 6 weeks–5 years/full-or-half-day, five days per week
Enrollment/Average class size: 38/8 babies, 20 preschoolers, 10 toddlers
Administrator: Jane Kryst
Tuition: Full-day rates: infants, $276/week; toddlers, $264 (16 months–2 years), $253 (2-3 years)/week; Preschool $218/week. Call for half-day rates.

SOUTHWEST MONTESSORI SCHOOL
5000 Washburn Ave. S.
920-2311
southwestmontessorischool.com
Ages/Program: 3–6/preschool and kindergarten, full-day or half-day
Enrollment/Average class size: 38, divided by full-days or half-days; max. 24 class size
Administrator: Director Lisa Carver
Tuition: Varies according to schedule, call for information.

ST. JOHN’S CHILD CARE CENTER
4842 Nicollet Ave. S.
827-1237
Ages/Program: 16 months–4th-grade/preschool, daycare, before- and afterschool programming
Enrollment: 102
Administrator: Tina Shear
Tuition: $17/day before-school care, before- or after-school care $33/day for both; preschool care is a monthly rate $190 for three days per week and $249/week toddlers.

SUNSHINE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
4557 Colfax Ave. S.
827-4504
sunshinemontessori.net  
Ages/Program: 18 months–36 months toddler program; 3–6 years primary program; programs available 5 days/week, half-day and full-day. Extended day available.
Enrollment/Average class size: 40 students/10 toddlers & 24 preschoolers
Administrator: Betsey Palmer
Tuition: Varies according to schedule;
call or visit web for more information.