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Step By Step Montessori-Maple Grove



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Posted December 1, 2008

My daughter attended Step by Step in Maple Grove for 1 year then we transferred her to a school with smaller teacher student ratios. Step by Step's pure volume of students is really a drag on the education and emotional experience of their children. It might be the 'Montessori-way' but it's flawed. If you have a child that tends to be shy or gifted, this is not the place for them. Not only is individual attention lacking, but so is support for different learning styles or emotional support.
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Posted September 7, 2007

Fantastic school. Students that are bright and need extra challenge in the classroom will do better in this type of environment. Anyone who recognizes their child as an 'Active Allert' will find this school to be a perfect fit. Our daughter has been enrolled for 5 months and we are thrilled with her progress.
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Posted July 5, 2007

It is a pretty good place for toddlers and younger preschoolers, where they are well taken care of and taught manners, self care and discipline. But, it gets very chaotic for older preschoolers and kindergarten age kids. The rooms are very crowded and individual attention is a far cry. The kids do learn things, but without some individual attention, they are pretty much on their own for the most part.
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Posted March 28, 2007

My daughter attended this school for 1 1/2 years as daycare and then as a preschool setting only, coming home after the 2 1/2 hours. I thought initially it was a good program but realize now after seeing other more traditional settings that it is quite chaotic and no set routine for kids. I found that once I transferred my younger daughter to a more traditional setting she started learning a lot more academically, and socially because it was not so busy and a lot more calmer.
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Posted September 6, 2005

My son went to School for 2 years from age 2 to age 4. The teachers were very caring. My son's social skills improved. The class rooms seem kind of crowded and hence not sure how much learning is achieved. But the teachers are caring and kids comes from good families. Since my son was young and kept falling sick, caring teachers was the most important criterion to me at this stage. And i got what I needed
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 73%
Two or more races 20% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11601 73rd Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: (763) 315-3602


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