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.

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.: 18%
Students by Grade Minnetonka Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Minnetonka Montessori is Accell Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is St. John The Baptist Catholic Montessori School (0.6 miles away)
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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 - Learning geometry
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 68 students
    0.6 miles
    638 Mill St
    Excelsior, MN 55331
    (952) 474-5812
    0.6 NS-8
  • Excelsior
    Our Savior Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-K | 69 students
    0.7 miles
    23290 Highway 7
    Excelsior, MN 55331
    (952) 474-5181
    0.7 PK-K
  • Minnetonka
    Excelsior KinderCare
    Excelsior KinderCare Photo - Excelsior KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    3 miles
    17701 Excelsior Blvd
    Minnetonka, MN 55345
    (952) 474-9592
    3 NS-PK
  • Chanhassen
    Chanhassen KinderCare
    Chanhassen KinderCare Photo - Infant Classroom
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    3.1 miles
    2800 Corporate Pl
    Chanhassen, MN 55317
    (952) 466-2273
    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
    (952) 934-3221
    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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