Welcome to Bright Water!
We inspire passion for learning in an intentionally diverse Montessori community of children from 16 months to the 6th grade. We nurture independence, a love of learning, self-esteem, cooperation, creative thinking, and respect for self and others.
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Bright Water Elementary and
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Please help Bright Water grow and sustain this vision. We are located in North Minneapolis, and about 52% of Bright Water’s families qualify for Free and Reduced lunch. While Bright Water is gifted with an involved and generous parent community, more support is needed.
The children at Bright Water depend on the generous support of parents, staff, community and corporate donors. Please consider giving generously to Bright Water. No donation is too small.
Bright Water Elementary Partners with
El Sistema Minnesota
4th Annual Instrument Ceremony
Tuesday, December 1 - 6:30pm
North Minneapolis High School
1500 James Ave N • Minneapolis
Join El Sistema MN and students of the Bright Water Montessori nucleo as we celebrate the first ever ESMN guitar program!
Tickets available online now (esmn2015.uticketit.com) or at the door.
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Winter openings for children ages 16 months to age 4 years
Bright Water Montessori preschool is accepting applications on a rolling basis. We have a few open spots and we also have scholarships available.
Click here for enrollment information.
SCHOOL HOURS: 9:00am-4:00pm
Nov 1-30 Elementary Enrollment Open for 2016-2017
Nov 12 Parent Education Event/PTO 5:30-7:30pm - Math in the classroom, Tips on bringing math home
Nov 19 Room Cleaning
Nov 25 Grandparent's Day 9am-noon (school ends at noon)
Nov 26-27 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Dec 10 Parent Education Event/PTO 5:30-7:30pm Equity, Social Justice, and Engagement
Dec 18 Gallery of Talent 4:30-6:00pm
Dec 21-Jan 1 NO SCHOOL Winter Break
Jan 4 School Resumes
Jan 11-28 Reading Bench-marking, MAP Math and Reading Testing
Jan 14 Parent Education Event/PTO 5:30-7:30pm - Being an “askable” parent; kids and sexuality. Presented by T. Michael Rock
Jan 18 NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr Day
Jan 28 Taste of Bright Water 4:00-5:30pm
Jan 29 NO SCHOOL Record Keeping Day
Feb 6 Admissions Open House
Feb 18 Parent Education Event/PTO 5:30-7:30pm - Serving the Whole Child; Montessori Partners Serving All Children Montessori Center of Minnesota. Topic: TBD
Feb 10-11 Evening Conferences 4:30-8:00pm
Feb 12 NO SCHOOL Conferences 10am-5:00pm
Feb 15 NO SCHOOL President's Day
March 5 Winter in Paradise!
March 10 Parent Education Event/PTO 5:30-7:30pm - Montessori in the Home birth to 6 with Ms Krista
March 22 Room Cleaning
March 28-April 1 NO SCHOOL Spring Break
April 14 Parent Education Event/PTO 5:30-7:30pm - Serving the Whole Child; Montessori Partners Serving All Children Montessori Center of Minnesota. Topic: TBD
May 12 Parent Education Event/PTO 5:30-7:30pm - Educational Transitions (CH to E1, E1 to E2, E2 to middle school, summer ideas)
May 21 Spring Carnival 10am-2pm
Click here for full 2015-2016 calendar