About our Chaska Community

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Chaska, Minnesota is a leading Montessori school offering exceptional childcare and Montessori education programs for infants from 6 weeks old to children through 6 years old. Step By Step Montessori offers before-school and after-school care as well as summer programs for children up to age 8 in the Chaska community. Located southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, the City of Chaska lies right along the Minnesota River and is known for its charming “small town” feel.

Chaska, Minnesota

Founded in 1852, the City of Chaska’s mission is to be the “best small town in Minnesota.” Over the years, the city has managed to maintain its small-town charm while bringing new jobs and new people to the community.  Today, Chaska offers a variety of retail and service opportunities to its residents. As the community continues to grow, the city works to preserve its small-town atmosphere.

Chaska has a variety of family-friendly activities enjoyed by Step by Step Montessori families. City of Chaska is anchored by the Chaska Community Center, an expansive multi-purpose building that houses a variety of fun activities. From specialty swim programs and a splash pad, to ice skating lessons and a gymnasium, the Chaska Community Center is the perfect place for Chaska families to visit on a regular basis.

Another popular destination for Chaska families is the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offering hands-on, science-based learning programs and story time for children. Chaska is also known for outstanding golf, growing to fame in 2016 by hosting the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Course. The Hazeltine National Golf Course offers junior camps and private lessons for children and hosts epic galas and banquets.

Nearby Minneapolis, Minnesota and Saint Paul, Minnesota

Categorized as a global city, Minneapolis plays an important role in the global economy. Along with its Twin City Saint Paul, Minneapolis anchors the second-largest economic city in the Midwest and is home to one of America’s-highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies. It is the headquarters of companies such as Ecolab, Securian Financial Group Inc., and Gander Mountain.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul lie on both banks of the Mississippi River and are known for being rich in water, with 13 lakes, wetlands, creeks and waterfalls marking the city. The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System is a great way for families to take in these beautiful natural features, as well as man-made features like lagoons, greenways, playgrounds, picnic grounds and athletic fields.

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Chaska

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Chaska offers high quality Montessori programs and carefully planned environments in order to allow children to reach their full potential. At Step By Step Montessori in Chaska, our dedicated, Montessori-certified teachers are specially-trained to help each child channel their strengths and discover their passions. We offer enrichment opportunities including music, foreign language, dance, and swimming lessons.

Directions to and From Step By Step Montessori Schools of Chaska

Directions to Downtown Minneapolis from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Chaska:

Downtown Minneapolis is also only a 30-minute drive from Step By Step Montessori School of Chaska. To get to Downtown Minneapolis from Step By Step Montessori of Chaska, get on the US-212 and head northeast passing Rice Marsh Lake Park and Bredesen Park. When you reach Edina, take the exit onto MN-100 and head north passing Golf Terrace Heights and Meadowbrook Park. Then take the exit onto I-394 and head east, passing Theodore Wirth Regional Park and Byrn Mawr Meadows Park. Take exit 9B and when you see the Target Field ballpark on your left, make a right onto South 6th street – you will then be in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis

Directions to Downtown Saint Paul from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Chaska:

Downtown Saint Paul is about a 45 minute drive from Step By Step Montessori School of Chaska. To get to Downtown Saint Paul from Step By Step Montessori of Chaska, get on the US-212 and after passing Purgatory Creek, take the exit onto I-494 head east passing the Minnesota River. Then take exit 70 to get on I-35 E and head north through Mendota Heights, crossing the Mississippi River. After passing United Hospital, take exit 106 C toward the State Capitol. The heart of Downtown Saint Paul will be located just past the State Capitol, and will be marked by Pedro Park – Urban Flower Field.

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