Minnetonka Montessori

  • Minnetonka Montessori was formed at the Excelsior Congregational Church in 1963 by a group of local parents.
  • In 1968, Nancy Tampoe arrived from Sri Lanka and was instrumental in promoting the true Montessori method at many of the Montessori schools in the area.
  • She was trained directly by Maria Montessori and our current directress worked closely with Nancy for many years.
  • Minnetonka Montessori continues to be a parent-run, non-profit, non-discriminatory organization.
  • Classes still meet at the Congregational Church at 471 3rd Street in downtown Excelsior.

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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students2 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Excelsior
    St John The Baptist Catholic Montessori School
    St John The Baptist Catholic Montessori School Photo - Children's House student with the Pink Tower
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 68 students
    0.6 miles
    638 Mill St
    Excelsior, MN 55331
    0.6 NS-8
  • Excelsior
    Our Savior Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 113 students
    0.7 miles
    23290 Highway 7
    Excelsior, MN 55331
    0.7 NS-8
  • Minnetonka
    Excelsior KinderCare
    Excelsior KinderCare Photo - Excelsior KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    3 miles
    17701 Old Excelsior Blvd.
    Minnetonka, MN 55345
    3 NS-PK
  • Chanhassen
    Chanhassen KinderCare
    Chanhassen KinderCare Photo - Chanhassen KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    3.1 miles
    2800 Corporate Place
    Chanhassen, MN 55317
    3.1 NS-PK
  • Chanhassen
    The Goddard School
    The Goddard School Photo
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K
    3.3 miles
    7805 Great Plains Boulevard
    Chanhassen, MN 55317
    3.3 NS-K

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Minnetonka Montessori has been a wonderful experience for our family. My children have benefited immensely from the personalized attention the school provides. This is a true Montessori school, not a daycare.
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