About our Plymouth Community

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

Plymouth, MN

Located just 15 miles west of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Plymouth is the seventh largest city in Minnesota. Plymouth is the third largest suburb of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, which is the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Nationally recognized for its quality of life, Plymouth offers extensive parks and trails, diverse recreation programs, strong neighborhoods, highly regarded schools, and so much more. The city has a variety of local businesses, plus easy access to downtown Minneapolis. Many major highways run through or nearby to Plymouth, making it readily accessible to all within the metropolitan area. Interstate 494 runs through Plymouth as does Hwy. 55. Hwy. 169 is on the city’s eastern border and I-394 is within four miles from the center of Plymouth.

Plymouth residents also enjoy beautiful natural amenities, including many sizable water bodies. The second largest lake in Hennepin County, Medicine Lake, is in Plymouth and extremely popular for anglers and boaters. Minnehaha Regional Park is one of the oldest parks in Minneapolis. This beautiful park features a 53-foot waterfall, several gardens, and limestone bluffs. It also has a playground, picnic area, and volleyball court, making it a perfect destination for a family outing.

The Millennium Garden is located in Plymouth Creek Center and is a beautiful part of the Plymouth Community. The Garden has flower gardens, fountains, and a labyrinth, as well as large areas of open space perfect for weddings and family parties. Hilde Performance Center is another important landmark in Plymouth. It is an outdoor venue where many concerts and performances are held during the year. Family-friendly community events are also held here for residents and guests to enjoy.

Offering a diverse range of options for both work and play, Plymouth continues to be a popular place to live and raise a family.

Nearby Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Brooklyn Park is close to Downtown Minneapolis and Downtown Saint Paul. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are known as “Twin Cities” because of their proximity to each other. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is incredibly diverse, offering upscale lodging, dining and theater, all in an area with dozens of parks, trails and green space including the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a national park site with 72 miles of public riverfront.

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is another well-known destination in Minneapolis. The Garden is located near the Walker Art Center. The American Swedish Institute is another unique sight to see in Minneapolis. Formerly a mansion owned by Swedish immigrants, the Institute is now a museum and culture center dedicated to Swedish history.

In Saint Paul, the Minnesota Children’s Museum is the perfect place for families. This interactive museum has multiple galleries with child-friendly themes, including nature, fantasy, and art. The Cathedral of St. Paul is another great place to visit that is unique to Minnesota. This Roman Catholic cathedral is the third largest completed church in the United States, as well as the fourth tallest.

Whether you’re an outdoor or sports enthusiast, an entrepreneur or theater-goer, the Twin Cities area offers an activity to fit every interest and budget.

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Plymouth

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Plymouth is proud to serve the Plymouth community, offering high quality Montessori programs and carefully planned environments to allow children to reach their full potential. At Step By Step Montessori of Plymouth, 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 Plymouth

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

Saint Paul is about a 35-minute drive from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Plymouth. To get to Downtown Saint Paul, hop on Highway 169 and head south, passing Medicine Lake. Then take the exit to get onto I-394 and head east, passing Brookview Park and Theodore Wirth Regional Park. Before you get to Minneapolis, take the exit to get onto I-94 and head south, passing Loring Park. Continue east on I-94, crossing the Mississippi River, then take exit 241B into Saint Paul. Once you pass HealthEast St. Joseph’s Hospital and McNally Smith College of Music, you will be in the heart of Downtown Saint Paul.

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

Downtown Minneapolis is less than a 20-minute drive from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Plymouth. To get to Downtown Minneapolis, get on US-169 and head south, passing Medicine Lake. Then take the exit onto Highway 55 and head east, passing Brookview Park and Wirth Lake. Continue onto N 7th Street and when you pass the Target Field Baseball Park you will get onto N 10th Street. Once you pass the Hampton Inn you will make a left onto Hennepin Avenue where you will see the Orpheum Theatre and you will be in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis.

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