Welcome to Greenbrier Montessori, a Micro- Preschool in Minneapolis, MN.

Nestled in the heart of our Minneapolis community, Greenbrier is an authentic Montessori preschool offering a nurturing learning environment for children ages 3 to 6. In addition to partnering with families, Greenbrier leans on our cornerstone values of community, philanthropy, and the arts to create a unique and diverse learning environment.

Greenbrier is a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

Please contact us to receive more information about our school.

Location & Hours

Location

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Hours

Full Day: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Before & After Care

Before Care: 7:30 – 8:30am
After Care: 3:30 – 4:30pm

Lunch & Snacks

We provide organic morning and afternoon snacks. Parents or caregivers are responsible for supplying a nutritious lunch.

Our Calendar

Our school year begins on September 3rd and aligns with the Minneapolis Public School calendar for holiday and weather closings.

We have parent/teacher conferences in October and May to collaborate on your child’s development

Find our full calendar with school related dates and additional information via the link below.

Greenbrier 2019-2020 Calendar

Our Teacher Leaders

Molly Bee
Founding Greenbrier Teacher Leader

Molly Bee is an educator who got her start in Kansas City, MO, where she obtained her preschool MEPI certification from Clay Platte Montessori after achieving a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. With emphasis on peace education, nature, and the arts, Molly believes that Dr. Montessori’s method has a profoundly positive impact on children through adulthood by fostering independence and nurturing a child’s natural curiosity. Her aim as an educator is to cater to carry the Montessori method and work with each unique child on their individual level. Molly has been a lead guide in Montessori Schools since 2010, and loves the philosophy and everything it has to offer future generations! If you’d ever like to “talk Montessori” with her, please don’t hesitate! When she’s not shaping young minds, Molly enjoys creating art, enjoying the outdoors with her dog, Indy, and reading mystery novels.

Beckett Love
Founding Greenbrier Teacher Leader

Beckett Love is an early childhood educator and artist who lives and works in the Twin Cities. Originally from San Diego and Seattle, Beckett has been working with children from infancy to Preschool since he was in high school. He got his start at the YMCA in Tacoma, Washington, and, while attending Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, he took several courses in Education and Educational Psychology. He chose to focus his studies on his art (fine art photography and theatre) and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. After moving to Minneapolis in 2014, he began teaching at a local Montessori where he first started learning about the method and its history and practices. He quickly found that this was a unique approach that, when done intentionally and respectfully, would yield remarkable results. Beckett is thrilled to combine his love for art and the Montessori method into a thriving school environment for preschoolers.

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Complete an Application

Please fill out our online application.

Meet our Teacher Leaders

After filling out an application, you will have an opportunity to sit down one-one-one with our Teacher-Leaders to learn more about our school. We look forward to getting to know you!

Non-discrimination Policy

Greenbrier Montessori School is a nonprofit organization and does not discriminate by race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance. Furthermore, Greenbrier Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Resources

The Role of Art in a Montessori Classroom

“Montessori art has a higher purpose: to support the child’s creative development. They can take as much time as they need, incorporate skills from previous lessons, collaborate with others, and take risks. They will develop concentration through repetition, and will refine (their) motor skills. Their artwork will never be graded, compared, or critiqued by the adults in the classroom.”
– The Full Montessori Blog

Read the full post here.

Why Wildflower?

Learn more about the Wildflower network from its founder, Sep Kamvar.

Wildflower Schools

Greenbrier Montessori is a member of the Wildflower Schools Network

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

About Wildflower Schools

Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Our schools aspire to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.

Our aim is to be an experiment in a new learning environment, blurring the boundaries between home and school, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them.Our schools are small and teacher-led, with deep parent engagement. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Our network is supported by a foundation that works to build capacity, systems, tools and research to grow and strengthen the network.

Learn more about our story.

Our Principles

Blurring the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. At the core of Wildflower are 9 principles that define the approach.

Read about them here.

Our Network

After the first Wildflower school was created in January of 2014, there was intense interest in the school and the approach. This interest led us to open-source the model and help other family groups and teacher-leaders to create new Wildflower schools. Each teacher-leader at each Wildflower school serves on the board of at least one other Wildflower school, creating a community of schools that are linked by both a shared philosophy and a network of shared relationships.

View our network.