Greenbrier offers a nurturing learning environment for children.

Nestled in the heart of South Minneapolis, Greenbrier is an authentic Montessori preschool for children ages 3 to 6. We are proud to be located in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood across from Mayday Cafe!

Grounded in our community values, we value the education of the whole child, and respect support their journey in becoming the next leaders of our world! 

We are a part of the Wildflower Network of schools.

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.

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Fill out our application and you will have an opportunity to sit down one-one-one with our Teacher-Leader, Molly, to learn more about our school.

Our base full day tuition is $1300 monthly. If your family meets Free and Reduced Lunch criteria. Generally, if your combined household income is less than $100,000, you may be eligible for a lower monthly tuition tier.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Full day care 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: $1300

Before care program 7:30 a.m-8:30 a.m.: $100

After care program 3:30 p.m-4:30 p.m.: $100

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.

Location

Come see us at 3451 Bloomington Ave across from Mayday Cafe in Powderhorn neighborhood!

Call us at (612) 314-6424 to set up a tour

Calendar + Schedule

FULL DAY
8:30am – 3:30pm

BEFORE & AFTER CARE
Before Care: 7:30 – 8:30am
After Care: 3:30 – 4:30pm

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

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.

Our Teacher Leader

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Resources

ARTICLE

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.”

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VIDEO

Why Wildflower?

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

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