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The Way of the Shepherd is a Catholic Montessori School in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
Located in northern suburb of Blaine, we are an independent school, not affiliated to any parish.
We serve students age 3 through grade 8.  The Way of the Shepherd combines the teachings of the Catholic Church with the individualized learning methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.
The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School provides a challenging learning environment centered on God, where ministry to the Child and the Family is foremost.
Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children, we are dedicated to providing a Catholic Montessori education personalized to the Child, as each one embraces their mental, physical, and spiritual potential.
Our primary work is to help children grow into strong men and women who are spiritually and morally mature, thus enabling them to become contributing members of society for God's greater glory.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 104 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1998

Student Body

Total Students
104 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
The Way Of The Shepherd Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Black or Khaki pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
PreK $3346-1/2day Elementary $4181 PreK-$3780 Full day Kindergarten- $4181
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$700
Admissions Director
Linda Olson
Admissions Associate
Linda Olson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

  • The Way of the Shepherd is a Catholic Montessori School in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Located in northern suburb of Blaine, we are an independent school, not affiliated to any parish. We serve students age 3 through grade 6. The Way of the Shepherd combines the teachings of the Catholic Church with the individualized learning methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School provides a challenging learning environment centered on God, where ministry to the Child and the Family is foremost. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children, we are dedicated to providing a Catholic Montessori education personalized to the Child, as each one embraces their mental, physical, and spiritual potential. Our primary work is to help children grow into strong men and women who are spiritually and morally mature, thus enabling them to become contributing members of society for God's greater glory.

School Reviews

5  
This school is a hidden gem in the northern suburbs. It has everything that children need to thrive - inspiring teachers, excellent academics, strong faith formation, and a student culture of friendship, respect, and inclusion. It also has everything that parents need to thrive - friendly and collaborative staff, parent education nights, tuition assistance, uniform swaps, and such a welcoming and loving parent community that it feels like an extended family. Our whole family thrives here and I''m sure yours will too. I highly recommend scheduling a tour and/or observation if you are looking for a school for 3yo-6th grade so you can see for yourself what a great place this is.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 104 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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