The Way Of The Shepherd Montessori

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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.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students104 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade The Way Of The Shepherd Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Black or Khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPreK $3346-1/2day Elementary $4181 PreK-$3780 Full day Kindergarten- $4181
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$700
Admissions DirectorLinda Olson
Admissions AssociateLinda Olson

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
SoccerSoftball,
VolleyballWrestling,

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.

Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school, elementary school, and preschool to The Way Of The Shepherd Montessori is Northside Christian School (0.6 miles away)
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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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