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115 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

(612) 333-5460
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December 01, 2014
Bernie's is awesome! My daughter has attended since she was 2.5 - she loves it and has made extraordinary progress in her reading and mathematics. All of the teachers and aides have been so accommodating to everything and anything that comes along - truly professional as well as caring about each student and family that comes along. We especially love the openness of the classrooms and the emphasis on individual responsibility coupled with team and social awareness. They have the kids doing all kinds of different and fun activities and field trips (very affordable too!) - I have even been able to go along on occasion as a helping hand - the children are so happy, well mannered, curious, and joyful. We will be very sad when it is time to leave but I am completely confident that my daughter will be prepared to transition into Kindergarten!

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August 01, 2014
In our family, we are big fans of Bernie's! Our two sons have been at Bernie's Montessori since last August and we have loved every single day since then. All the staff are extremely nice and they all care so much about the well being of the kids and their learning. At Bernie's they have the right balance between discipline and fun. Kids are happy and learn. Their system is also very efficient: kids learn a lot (reading, math, geography, history and social skills) while also having a lot of time for play inside and outside, and fun trips out of the school. In two words: Bernie's means happiness and learning. I totally recommend it to anyone.

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April 21, 2014
My son is attending Bernie's Montessori and he loves it. This is a hidden gem in the downtown area due to the excellent staff and really cool activities. Judy runs a wonderful daycare and her years of experience really show in the happiness and calmness of the children. Christine is also an excellent teacher who provides clear and consistent instruction. The children are comfortable, happy, and encouraged to have an adventurous and interest in the world around them. I feel Bernie's Montessori is a step above - for example, they have special field trips throughout the year that expose the children to all kinds of great places in the Minneapolis area - the Bell Museum, Old Log Theatre, public library, just to name a few. There is a kindness and understanding from Bernie's staff that only comes from real professionals. I would recommend Bernie's to anyone.

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January 10, 2014
This is the best educational decision I have done for my son, up to this point. The quality of the teachers, the surrounding, easy access, and just warmth of the school have been invaluable for my son's growth. We have tremendously appreciated the fact that it was a very multicultural school, where my son was able to be friends with children coming from 4 continents and become familiar and love the diversity of our world. we keep play dates with his best friends from there, to this day. My son is now in kindergarten and his level of reading, writing, math, elocution, and not lastly, his curiosity and depth of thought, as well world knowledge is outstanding. He often surprises me with surprises me with his detailed comments regarding the life and evolution of animals, nature thoughts, as well as his thorough knowledge of fire and tornado drill. every time I ask him where he learned, this, the response will be, invariably: "Bernie's" ! My son and I found a perfect blend of knowledge, nurturing and discipline at Bernie's and I firmly believe that this experience has set a solid ground for my son's future learning opportunities. Thank you, Bernie's for all you do for our children!

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March 04, 2013
Downtown Bernie's Montessori is the best school one can opt for their children. My son was 33 months old when we started. I can say he is completely transformed to a new person. All the credit goes to the wonderful teachers for nurturing him in a right way. They have great commitment towards delivering the quality of education and overall development of the kid. Their constant interaction with parents makes lot of difference in Childs improvement. I have been suggesting lot of families and they are also very happy with the school.

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February 24, 2013
Bernie's Downtown Montessori is the best thing that happened for my son. We had just moved to Minneapolis and my son had language constraints and other social issues. He was also not used to staying long hours in school. But the Bernie's staff did such a remarkable job that my son loves going to school. He has picked up not only to talk in English but also to read and write. He has also developed a lot socially. He loves the field trips and the drama classes. Thank You Bernie' s staff for transforming my son. You do a fabulous job.

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August 14, 2012
I am glad I chose Downtown Bernie's Montessori. My daughter has attended the school for almost 2 years and is leaving now to attend 1st grade. I am very confident that my daughter is going into first grade well prepared, because of this school. She has learned to read books, write, math, interact with other kids, nice etiquette such as cleaning up after herself and more. They take educational field trips and have fun days such as pizza/pajama day for the kids, and water day. The teachers are all wonderful and they care a lot about the kids. Now, the school it is not as fancy as other Montessori's I visited when school searching, but don't let that fool you. it is a great school!

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July 31, 2012
I have now sent two daughters to Bernie's downtown and I cannot say enough about how awesome that school is. My oldest went in to Kindergarten well prepared both emotionally and academically. My youngest is still going there and loves all the teachers. They go on a lot of great field trips throughout the year, have weekly music classes and offer dance and computer as extras. And last but not least, the tuition cost cannot be beat in the Minneapolis area. I would recommend Bernie's in Minneapolis to anyone.

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July 20, 2011
Our whole family loves Bernie's! My oldest daughter started at 3 and attended Kindergarden at Bernie's. The teachers encouraged our daughter's curiousity and love of learning. The mixed age group helped develop her interpersonal skills with kids older, younger, and from all cultures. The individual attention every child gets at Bernie's is unequaled by any other daycare/school we've ever experienced. At 6 our daughter reads anything she can get her hands on and is writing her own short stories. The teachers help the kids think critically about what they are learning and challenge them to advance a little every day.

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June 18, 2010
Bernies is a great school. My daughter went there for 3 years including kindergarten.As in the other reviews, she also can read and spell. Judy, Sheila, and all the teachers were wonderful. I highly recommend Bernies and our family feels very fortunate to have found this school. I feel the kids at Bernies get a nice head start and solid foundation for a successful education.

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December 31, 2009
Sending my son to Downtown Minneapolis Bernie's Montessori School is one of the best things I have done for my son. In just one year, my 4 1/2 years old boy can read books and spell words. He finds a great sense of accomplishment and enjoyment going to school everyday. The center director, Ms Judy and other teachers provide a loving and safe learning environment for all students.

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May 15, 2009
School is too good for kids. I came to us 1 year ago and my 3.5 Yrs kid doesnt know english. Now after 1 year, he is fluent in english plus he started to read english sentences. Also the good part of the school is that they teach kids in very innovative way.

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March 10, 2005
Judy and the whole bernie's staff do an excellent job of building the social and intellectual foundation kids need to start their years of learning.

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Bernie's Montessori School
115 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN  55401
(612) 333-5460
Last modified Bernie's Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-K
Bernie's Montessori School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top