Lirio’s Distance Learning Plan during COVID 19 for PreK and Kindergarten families


Una escuela de inmersion dual Montessori

Lirio Montessori se asocia con familias para proveer a los niños de comunidades de baja representación, en particular comunidades de la mayoría global, acceso a una educación de doble lenguaje Montessori de alta calidad que fomenta la independencia, el amor a sí mismo y la participación en la comunidad.

Nuestra visión: Todos los niños se realizan su potencial máximo sintiéndose empoderados con las habilidades necesarias y la confianza para servir como líderes y agentes de cambio en su comunidad.

Póngase en contacto con nosotros para recibir más información sobre nuestra escuela.

El Plan de Aprendizaje en Casa de Lirio durante la pandemia de COVID 19 para estudiantes de PreK y Kindergarten 


A dual immersion Montessori school

Lirio Montessori partners with families to provide children from underrepresented communities, in particular communities of the global majority,  access to a high quality two way immersion Montessori education that fosters independence, love of self, and participation in the community.

Our vision: All children realize their fullest potential feeling empowered with the necessary skills and confidence to serve as leaders and change agents in their community.

Please contact us to receive more information about our school.

Our Location & Hours


3015 13th Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contact Us


Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm.
We do not offer a half-day or part-time enrollment.

Before & After Care

Before Care 7:30am-8:30am
After Care 3:30pm-5:00pm
Before and After care space is limited


Please contact us for transportation information.

Lirio is located near bus lines 21, 53, 14, and 5

Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

A healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided to all children.​ We are able to accommodate most dietary needs.

Daily Routine

The goal of the time in the Montessori environment for children ages 3-6 years old is for the children to learn how to adapt to their surroundings as future members and change agents of our society. The entire classroom environment is constructed just for the children’s use and maximizes independence, community, and exploration.

During the day, children in Lirio Montessori will have uninterrupted work time in the classroom where they are free to choose work they have already had presentations on and repeat that work for as long as they desire during the work period. There are four areas of work in the environment – practical life, sensorial work, language work, and math work. Children will be offered presentations individually or in small groups by the teacher leader. The children prepare their own snacks, garden, eat lunch communally, care for their environment, and explore the outdoors together.

There is nothing more beautiful and hope instilling than seeing children developing the confidence, self-esteem and agency as they engage in the meaningful and self selected work in the Montessori environment.

Our School's Calendar

Annual Calendar

Our school year goes from September 3rd, 2019 until June 12th, 2020.

Winter break is December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020 and Spring Break is March 30- April 3, 2020.

Additional holidays our school observes throughout the year are Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, & Memorial Day

We have parent teacher conferences in October and March to collaborate with you on your child’s development.

Find our full calendar here:  Lirio Montessori Calendar (New) – School Year

Daily Schedule

8:30 Arrive

8:30-11:00 Morning work cycle

11:00-12:00 Outdoor time

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm -1:15 pm settle for nap

1:15-2:45 pm Nap time

2:45 pm Snack

3:00-3:20 pm prep to go home

3:25-3:45 pm Dismissal

Our Teacher Leaders

Susana Rodriguez
Founding Lirio Montessori Teacher Leader

Susana has been involved with bringing Montessori education to Latinx communities for over six years. She is passionate about increasing access to this transformative education for all who seek it. She first discovered Montessori when the nonprofit organization she worked for decided to partner with the Montessori Center of Minnesota to bring Montessori education to diverse communities. She, like many parents came to believe in Montessori through her child’s experience in the Children’s House. Susana completed her AMI Montessori Primary (ages 3-6) training through the Montessori Center of Minnesota as a Women United Scholar in May of 2018. Prior to graduating with her AMI diploma she received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree. As a child, Susana and her family came to the United States in 1994 from Mexico, eventually settling in Minnesota. Here, Susana met her husband and together they have two children, ages 8 and 11. In her spare time Susana enjoys hiking, dancing, bowling and spending time with her family and friends.

Maya Soriano
Founding Lirio Montessori Teacher Leader

Maya was born in South Korea and raised in the Twin Cities.  She attended the College of St. Benedict and double majored in Peace Studies and Psychology. She studied abroad for 6 months in Guatemala, becoming fluent in Spanish and learning about liberation theology. Maya joined Teach for America and worked in Los Angeles before coming back to MN in 2011 when her son was born and worked at a dual immersion school teaching 1st grade for 4 years.  She stumbled upon Montessori when searching for preschool options for her son. She fell in love with the philosophy and saw the potential within Montessori to be a transformational vehicle for educational equity for students of all backgrounds, in particular, those in the global majority. She envisioned a school that was accessible and welcoming to all families, in particular Latino families wanting to send their children to dual language programs, and Lirio was born as a result. Maya attended the Montessori Center of MN to receive her master’s of education and her AMI certification. Maya lives with her two boys and Havanese Rexito. Her youngest will be attending Lirio this fall.

Inscripción | Enrollment

Asistir a una sesión informativa | Attend an information session

El proceso de solicitud comienza con asistir a una sesión informativa donde aprenderá sobre Lirio Montessori y su participación en la red de Wildflower.

The application process begins with attending an Information Session where you will learn about Lirio Montessori and its participation in the Wildflower Network.

Reune con la maestra | Meet the Teacher Leader

Póngase en contacto con nosotros para concertar una cita de inscripción con una de las maestras.

Please contact us to set up an enrollment appointment with one of our teacher leaders.

Solicite un enlace de solicitud de inscripción | Ask for an enrollment application link

Póngase en contacto con nosotros y estaremos encantados de enviar a lo largo del enlace de solicitud de inscripción.

Contact us and we will be happy to send along the enrollment application link.

Inscripción Abierta and Colegiatura | Open Enrollment and Tuition

Inscripción abierta

Inscripción abierta comienza el lunes 11 de noviembre 2019 hasta el viernes 15 de noviembre 2019 para el año escolar 2020/21.  Lea aquí para aprender mas información.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment begins Monday November 11, 2019 and ends Friday November 15th 2015  for the 2020/21 school year.  Read here to learn more information.


El programa preescolar tiene una colegiatura mensual.  Contáctenos para aprender más de la colegiatura y oportunidades de asistencia financial para asistir nuestra escuela.


Our preschool program has a monthly tuition.  Please contact us to learn more about tuition rates and opportunities for financial assistance to attend our school.


La matrícula de Kindergarten es gratis. Somos parte de MN Wildflower Montessori School, una escuela pública autorizada por el Audubon Center of the North Woods para proporcionar Kindergarten sin matrícula. Visite la página de MWMS aquí.

Kindergarten tuition is free. ​We are part of the MN Wildflower Montessori School (MWMS) network, a public charter school authorized by Audubon Center of the North Woods to provide tuition-free kindergarten.  Visit the MWMS website here.

News & Events

Raising money for Lirio Montessori startup

Lirio Montessori partners with families to provide children from all backgrounds access to a high quality dual language (Spanish/English) Montessori education that fosters independence, love of self, and participation in the community. Lirio Montessori serves children ages 2.5-6 in Minneapolis. Lirio Montessori will be opening their doors this fall, and your support would be greatly appreciated. Your donations will be used to provide students with the best educational materials, a beautiful and safe classroom environment (indoor and outdoor), and innovative technology for learning. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

Information Sessions and Parent Nights

Lirio Montessori schedules information sessions for families interested in enrolling their children.

The next information session is:


Parent Nights are held for families of the children enrolled at Lirio Montessori. These events occur every third Wednesday of the month.

News or event article

Find more info on facebook….


Why Montessori Immersion?

“Montessori toddler programs, preschool and elementary school are the perfect environments for learning a second language because they naturally provides many of the key elements for optimal language learning”

Read American International Montessori’s article about immersion here.

Building Intercultural Competency in the Language Immersion Montessori Classroom

An article written by Kateri Carver-Akers, PhD for the National Network for Early Language Learning.

Consider a charitable gift to Lirio Montessori. We believe educational opportunities should be available to families in our community regardless of financial means. We appreciate any support you might offer our community as we strive for social justice through quality, authentic Montessori education.


Lirio Montessori is part of the Minnesota Wildflower Montessori School public charter, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.

Wildflower Schools

Lirio 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.