About our Wayzata Community

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

Wayzata, MN

Located in the western section of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, Wayzata is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful sights. Wayzata is part of Hennepin County, which is the most populous county in the state of Minnesota. Although Wayzata itself has a small population of around 4,000, the city’s economy is quickly growing. TCF Financial Corporation and Cargill, Inc. are both based in Wayzata.

The city gets its name from a Lakota Sioux phrase that means “North Shore.” Wayzata is located on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, a popular place for boating, sailing, and fishing. With seasonal lifeguards on duty, Wayzata Beach of Lake Minnetonka is a great place for children to go swimming. There are also several beautiful gardens near the area that visitors can explore. For an unforgettable experience, visitors can get on the Steamboat Minnehaha, a restored 1906 steamboat and take a tour of the scenic lake. There is also a museum on the boat featuring historical documents and artifacts meant to preserve Lake Minnetonka’s history.

Dakota Rail Regional Trail is another popular destination in Wayzata. This scenic 13.5-mile paved trail is perfect for hiking, biking, or walking dogs. The Big Woods Preserve is a gorgeous hardwood forest that is another great place to hike. The forest is full of beautiful wildflowers, as well as maple and basswood trees. Maple Tree Tapping Events are held at Big Woods, where observers will learn how to tap a maple tree and learn interesting facts about making maple syrup.

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 they are in close proximity to each other. The “Twin Cities” offer numerous sights to see and destinations to visit.

In Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center, home of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, is one of the most visited modern art museums in the country. The museum has over 13,000 pieces of artwork, and the Sculpture Garden has over 40 sculptures, including the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. The Stone Arch Bridge is another unique destination to visit. It is considered a Historic Civic Engineering Landmark because it was built in 1883 and is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River.

Saint Paul’s F. Scott Fitzgerald House is another sight you don’t want to miss! This was the house that author F. Scott Fitzgerald grew up in and wrote some of his greatest stories in. Built in 1889, it is also considered a National Historic Landmark. The Minnesota Transportation Museum, located in Saint Paul, is very important to Minnesota’s history. The museum focuses on preserving local railroad and streetcar history, and children will enjoy taking fun train rides on a historic train.

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Wayzata

Step By Step Montessori Schools of Wayzata offers high quality Montessori programs and carefully planned environments in order to allow children to reach their full potential. At Step By Step Montessori of Wayzata, 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 from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Wayzata

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

Downtown Minneapolis is about a 15-minute drive from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Wayzata. To get to Downtown Minneapolis, it’s a straight shoot on the I-394 heading east. After passing Theodore Wirth Regional Park and Bryn Mawr Meadows Park, take exit 9A into Minneapolis. When you get onto Hennepin Avenue and see the Orpheum Theatre, you have made into the heart of Downtown Minneapolis!

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

Saint Paul is just under a 30-minute drive from Step By Step Montessori Schools of Wayzata. To get to Downtown Saint Paul, get on the I-394 and head east until you reach Minneapolis. Then take the exit to get onto I-94 and continue heading east, crossing over the Mississippi River. Right after passing through Summit University, take exit 241B into Saint Paul, where you will pass the Minnesota History Center and the Health East Saint Joseph Hospital. Once you see Pedro Park Urban Flower Field, you have made it into the heart of Downtown Saint Paul!

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