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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 106 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

White Bear Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1970
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
106 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
White Bear Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition cost varies per program. Please see www.wbms.org for further information.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

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.
Profile last updated: 08/02/2021

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 106 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $10,139 for elementary schools and $18,127 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).

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