About our Edina Community

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina, Minnesota is a leading Montessori school offering childcare and Montessori education programs for infants from 6 weeks old to children through the age of 6. Step By Step offers before-school and after-school care, as well as summer programs for children up to age 8 in the Edina community.

Edina, MN

The city of Edina is located just southwest of Minneapolis. Edina’s motto is, “For Living, Learning, Raising Families & Doing Business.” The city is known for its shopping and dining, beautiful parks and recreational facilities, and the excellent quality of life for its residents. Located just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Minneapolis, and easily reachable from multiple highways and freeways, Edina is a convenient location to live, work and play.

Filled with beautiful scenery and interesting places to visit, Edina has something to offer everyone in the family. Arneson Acres is a gorgeous park that is home to the Edina Museum and the Edina Greenhouse. It is full of gardens and gazebos, making it the perfect place for a wedding or special family gathering. Children will love the Edina Aquatic Center, a unique pirate-themed water park open during the summer. Edinborough Park, an indoor recreation center, is great for families year-round. There are rock climbing walls, indoor pools, and a track and fitness area.

Centennial Lakes Park is another popular destination in Edina. The ultimate urban escape, it features a 24-acre park and pond and hosts a Farmers Market every Thursday. Braemar Arena is a facility for hockey and figure skating, offering classes and events for people of all ages. Near the arena is Braemar Golf Course and Braemar Field, offering artificial turf perfect for soccer and baseball games.

For those interested in cultural attractions, the Edina Art Center is an art gallery filled with unique and exciting artwork and exhibits. History fans will enjoy touring Cahill School, the oldest standing building in Edina, and Grange Hall, a meeting hall built in 1879.

From historical sites to parks and events, the Edina community is a wonderful place to call home.

Nearby Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN

Edina is a suburb of Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota.  Not too far away from Edina and Minneapolis is Minnesota’s capital city, Saint Paul.  Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are commonly known as the “Twin Cities” because they neighbor each other. The “Twin Cities” offer many sights for families to see and destinations to visit.

In Minneapolis, Mill City Museum is a historical museum focused on the elements that contributed to the founding and growth of Minneapolis.  Another popular place to visit is the Walker Art Center, an art center in Minneapolis dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Inside the center, there is a museum, a theater, restaurants, and more.

Saint Paul features the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, a perfect place to take children. There are dozens of different animal exhibits, including polar bears, primates, wolves, birds, and aquatic animals. The Zoo also has a small amusement park, a mini golf course, and various flower gardens. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is another place you don’t want to miss out on. It is a popular, peaceful area for fishing, boating, birdwatching, and hiking.

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina

Step By Step Montessori Schools is proud to serve the Edina community, offering high quality Montessori programs and carefully planned environments that allow children to reach their full potential. At Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina, our dedicated, Montessori-certified teachers are specially-trained to help each child channel their strengths and discover their passions. We also offer enrichment opportunities including music, foreign language, dance, and swimming lessons.

Directions from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina

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

Downtown Minneapolis is also only a 20-minute drive from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina. To get to Downtown Minneapolis, hop on the Crosstown Highway and head east to get on the I-35W. Head north on the I-35, passing Minnehaha Creek Park and Powderhorn. As you approach the Minneapolis Convention Center, merge onto MN-62 E and take S 11th Street straight into the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, where you will see the Minnesota Orchestra and University of St. Thomas.

Directions to Saint Paul from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina:

Downtown Saint Paul is about a 25-minute drive from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Edina. To get to Downtown Saint Paul, get on the Crosstown Highway and head east until you pass the Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport. As you enter Fort Snelling territory, take the MN-5 exit to get on I-35E. Take I-35 E straight into Saint Paul, passing United Hospital and the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Get off on exit 106A to get on 10th Street. When you see the McNally Smith College of Music, you have made it into the heart of downtown Saint Paul!

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