About Bright Water
Committed to expanding Montessori school options to children living in urban areas,
Ann Luce founded Bright Water Montessori preschool in North Minneapolis in 2004. The program focused on programming for toddlers and preschoolers for its first three years. In 2007, the school expanded by opening a free, public elementary charter school.
The new Bright Water Elementary expanded the Montessori program to children in first through sixth grade. Since opening in 2004, Bright Water has provided education that honors the spirt and cultural experience to more than 30 children. We’re committed providing an excellent and equitable Montessori education in North Minneapolis.
Bright Water Montessori received accreditation from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in 2007. The AMI designation signifies that Bright Water is an authentic Montessori school that follows the best practices integral to Montessori education.
Board of Directors
The Bright Water Board of Directors sets the polices for the school operations. The board is made up of parents, community members, leaders and staff. Parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings.
As a public charter school, Bright Water's K-6 program is open enrollment and tuition-free. We also offer a fee-based program for children beginning at age 16-months. For more information, please see our full Admissions and Lottery Policy.
Learn more about what a Montessori education can do for your child.
To apply at Bright Water Schools, complete the application and bring to the school or email us. For all positions, please include cover letter, resume, 3 references and employment application.
Preschool and Elementary Substitutes
Bright Water is seeking on-call substitutes for all positions: licensed teachers, assistant teachers, paraprofessionals, and aides.
Bright Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Board of Directors Quick Links
Board of Directors
2017-2018 Board of Directors
Board Meeting Dates: 2017-2018
Letter to Community: 2018 Board Elections
Board Meeting Minutes: April 2018
Bright Water Elementary Literacy Plan
Strategic Plan Framework 2015
2016-2017 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report
2014-2015 Annual Report
2013-2014 Annual Report
2012-2013 Annual Report
2011-2012 Annual Report
2010-2011 Annual Report
2009-2010 Annual Report
2008-2009 Annual Report
2016 Strategic Plan - overview
2016 Strategic Plan - full document
FY2014 Budget Publication
State Scorecard for Schools
Bright Water Elementary Admissions Policy
Bright Water Budget Publication
FY2015 Budget Publication
2015 World Best Workforce Report
Policy for Purchase of Group Health Insurance Coverage