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American Montessori

13973 West Preserve Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337

(952) 736-1004


Welcome to American Montessori, we are a true Montessori school with certified AMI/AMS Montessori teachers and qualified childcare development providers from around the world.

American Montessori locations are in beautiful, safe, residential areas.

We are celebrating 15 years of serving the Burnsville, Apple Valley, Savage, Prior Lake, Rosemount, Eagan, Lakeville areas, over those years we have helped and educated many children to become better readers, mathematicians, spellers, writers, musicians, artists and bilingual with Spanish.

Over the last 3 years we have prepared over 30 students that have gone into Gifted and Talented Programs throughout the Twin Cities.

With over 150 years of combined Montessori and childcare experience in our school, you know your child will be receiving the best Montessori education and childcare that they deserve.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

The following specific elements of Montessori philosophy that one might find in a Montessori class are based on the assumption that the teacher has had the most exacting Montessori teacher training course available.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Spanish, Computers, Dance

Day in the Life

General School Mission

This is our mission, we feel that each child is unique in their own way and we help to bring out the best in them, by following our mission.

Help children become confident, happy, calm, purposeful, free, independent
Stimulate the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth of the total child
Provide a warm, accepting environment in which each child feels secure, respected, loved
Provide an enriched, stimulating environment in which the child is an active explorer
Encourage the child to become self-directed and challenged
Provide a frame work of discipline through which a child can develop self-discipline
Provide a frame work of discipline through which a child can develop personal strength
Develop creativity and a positive self-image
Provide a cross-cultural environment in which the foundations of global peace may be laid
Awaken children's interest in all subjects and to encourage in them a love of learning
Give children an understanding of the world and respect for all they find in it
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler schedule
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast / Play Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Montessori Lesson
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Montessori Works
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Change Diapers / Snack Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Read Books
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Outside Play / Park
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Change Diapers
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Dance / Sing / Music
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Movie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nap Time (Teacher Prep Time)
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM Change Diapers
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM Snack Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Art Projects
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Play Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Movie / Get Ready to Go

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Puzzles
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Montessori Circle
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Snack Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Montessori Works
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Bathrooms
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Exercise Time (Dance, Outside, Etc.)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Bathrooms and Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Movie Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Nap Time (Teacher Prep Time and Teacher Breaks)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Bathroom and Cots
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Snack Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Manipulatives / Art Projects
5:00 PM - 5:30PM Movie, Clean Up Time

pre k
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast and Play Time
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Coloring
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Snack Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Montessori Lessons
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Montessori Works
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Outside Play / Park / Dance / Music
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Clean Up / Movie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Writing / Reading / Math / Art Projects
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Snack
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Outside Time / Dance / Music
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Puzzles / Computers / Reading Books
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Coloring
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Story Time

Excerpted from the preschool's website


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We will work with you to make sure your child's experience is a wonderful one.