Our daughter was at Miniapple since 16 months and we absolutely love it! The way she is taught to express her feelings, to learn independently and to be patient is absolutely marvelous! We are expecting a new baby and will enroll her/him in the new infant room in Minneapolis location. Highly recommend this school!
Our family has been with Miniapple since August 2009. Before Miniapple, we attended a different Montessori program. We are even happier at Miniapple! Our kids are now 5 and 3. They are truly thriving in the Montessori classroom, and they love their teachers. Communication has always been good with the director and the staff. I know it can be tricky to find a high-quality, stable preschool community with full- and part-time options, but Miniapple fits the bill, especially if you live or commute close to the U or downtown.
with the new director things are really good.My children are exposed the so much.I think this is where to go.iIt is hard to get into the school.They have a waiting list.Toddler list is 2 years long.I am glad we got in when we did.This tells me that people are happy here.
When we initially enrolled our toddler at miniapple, staff were on their best behavior. We later found out that parents were being asked to fill surveys regarding their satisfaction with the school etc. Once the survey was over, we were no longer greeted with smiles, the director no longer had any time available to confer about our son's experience at miniapple (remember that we were a new family to miniapple and should have received some guidance/communication in order to ease our transition into the miniapple community). Overall, we felt as though we could not see where our money was going (the building was average at best, with a community playground on which one child broke her arm and my son scrapped his chin up pretty badly). Take my advice, look elsewhere. They don't serve the children food and that may be the reason for the affordable price; however, not worth it!