Montessori was established in 1992 by Mrs. Neetha Guneratne.
Mrs. Neetha started operations in a church building in Eagan,
Minnesota, with one other teacher and few students. Within
a few short years, the reputation of Becks Montessori, and
especially of Mrs. Neetha, grew. For 10 years the reputation
for excellence in early childhood Montessori education spread
throughout the area and beyond.
after over 25 years in Montessori education, and after building
a wonderful and successful school, Mrs. Neetha planned to
retire. She blessed Saroja and Tim Edmund with the opportunity
to take over Becks Montessori at the beginning of 2002.
Edmund took over as director and preschool teacher in January
of 2002. Within a few months, the school outgrew the space
it occupied, and Becks Montessori relocated to a larger
location in April 2002. Mrs. Neetha retired from teaching
in May of 2002 and currently lives as a Buddhist nun in
both St. Paul and her native country of Sri Lanka. We honor
and thank Mrs. Neetha for leaving such a great legacy in
Montessori continues the great tradition of Montessori education
that Mrs. Neetha began, and continues to grow in a wonderful,
larger, and new location. We offer programs for Infants,
Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten / Elementary (up to
second location, Minnesota Montessori, was opened
in June of 2006. We are located in Shakopee, Minnesota,
one of the fastest growing communities in the state. We
offer programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool/Kindergarten.