White Bear Montessori

  • White Bear Montessori strives to be a diverse community of families and staff dedicated to providing and supporting an environment that is faithful to the Montessori philosophy and fosters the development of children, enabling them to reach their full potential.
  • In embracing diversity, we welcome a broad range of families and faculty from socio-economically, racially, and culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Our community is inclusive of children, families, professionals, and all those actively in support of the school, in whatever manner.
  • Our philosophy respects and embraces the natural unfolding of the child's personality.
  • The prepared adult and environment enable this by faithfully putting into practice the principles espoused by Dr. Maria Montessori and the Association Montessori Internationale.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1970
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students106 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade White Bear Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition cost varies per program. Please see www.wbms.org for further information.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Chemistry Club, Lego Club, Mad Science, Soccer Club, Yoga Club

School Notes

  • A word about AMI: The Association Montessori Internationale is the most prestigious international organization dedicated to educating students in the Montessori method. WBMS is an "AMI-Recognized" school, which means that the AMI has certified that we faithfully practice the principles of Montessori education.
  • A school tour and classroom observation are part of the application process. Please email us at info@wbms.org for more information.
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  • Saint Paul
    Grades: NS-8 | 106 students
    1.6 miles
    4000 Linden Street
    Saint Paul, MN 55110
    (651) 478-7317
    1.6 NS-8

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My two children have been going to White Bear Montessori since they were infants. They would rather come to WBMS than stay at home with me because they have so much fun with the unique learning materials that engage their natural curiosity and joy of learning. I encourage you to schedule a visit to come see for yourself. Their website is www.wbms.org .
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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $5,389 for elementary schools and $17,425 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).